Sabato’s Crystal Ball: Tweets of the Week
Jul25

Sabato’s Crystal Ball: Tweets of the Week

Larry J. Sabato: Tweets of the Week 1:24 PM Jul 16th: Today the Richmond Times-Dispatch apologized editorially for its role in Massive Resistance. Late but welcome and heartfelt. Worth reading. 8:42 PM Jul 17th: Just returned from Massive Resistance event. Absolutely moving. Some wounds are still there after 50 yrs. Will air on C-SPAN–see listings. 8:48 PM Jul 17th: Appropriate that Cronkite died when we are commemorating 40th...

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Barnesian Economics
Jul25

Barnesian Economics

Fred Barnes is on his high horse again, accusing Barack Obama of being the “know-nothing-in-chief” because, in Barnes’s view, Obama knows nothing about “free market” economics. Is President Obama an economic illiterate? Harsh as that sounds, there’s growing evidence he understands little about economics and even less about economic growth or job creation. Yet, as we saw at last week’s...

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Welcome to Gates-gate
Jul25

Welcome to Gates-gate

When I first saw the headlines about Gates being arrested, I thought to myself, “How in the world did the Secretary of Defense get arrested?” No, not that Gates. Henry Louis Gates, of Harvard. I read the WSJ’s first write-up of the story and thought to myself, “Please let this be a one-day story. Please, don’t let this become a pointless racial brouhaha.” IMHO, if there are going to be a whole bunch...

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Abu Muqawama, Back From Afghanistan
Jul25

Abu Muqawama, Back From Afghanistan

Counterinsurgency blogger Andrew Exum, aka Abu Muqawama, is back from Afghanistan. Andrew explains: I was asked by General McChrystal to be part of a small team of scholars and practitioners helping to conduct his 60-day review of strategy and operations in Afghanistan. So I have spent the past month traveling around Afghanistan conducting interviews and trying to evaluate ISAF’s operations. The three main points Andrew took...

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Another Foray Into Climate Science
Jul25

Another Foray Into Climate Science

As always, my role is the amateur plunging into a pool of expertise. On Thursday, George Will quoted Mark Steyn to the effect, If you’re 29, there has been no global warming for your entire adult life. If you’re graduating high school, there has been no global warming since you entered first grade. Kevin Drum dismissed Steyn’s comment as a denialist talking point: Global temps have been trending up for over a...

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