Monthly Archives: June 2008

Line in the Sand — at Low Tide?

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For the record, Barack Obama appears still capable of taking an actual stand on something. The text of his letter to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club in California. Continue reading

Truth and Patty Cake

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It seems this is the outrage of the weekend:

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A Birthday Treat for Nelson

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Better late than never.

The US Senate has approved a bill to remove former South African president Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress from the US terror watch list…  Continue reading

Issue Wedgies on the Campaign Trail

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You’d think we’d come a long ways from the days of “no Irish need apply,” and all the other exclusionary nonsense that passed for all-Americanism. Salam Al-Marayati and Steven B. Jacobs point out that if that’s what you think, you might be mistaken: Continue reading

Plus ca Change

Every baby boomer has to remember this:

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Skelos is In

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I remember Dean Skelos when he was a young guy. He was distinguished by his dream. Everyone knew back then that Dean Skelos wanted to be Senate Majority Leader some day. And so it has come to pass: Continue reading

So Long, Joe

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Well, knock us over with a feather.

Joseph L. Bruno, the Senate majority leader and New York State’s highest-ranking Republican, said Monday evening that he would not seek re-election in November, after a 32-year career in the Senate. Continue reading