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Internal Relativity Service

K-Drum on the IRS: But understandable or not, they bungled it horribly, leaving themselves open to equally understandable charges of politicizing the IRS. Conservative groups are as outraged as liberals would be if the Bush-era IRS were flagging groups with “environment” or “progressive” in their names. So even if, as seems likely, this whole thing […]

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But I used a little too much force

I guess the Beowulf bit wasn’t a give away but posting the full email was hubris: Dear Andrew and Co., I’m a gun safety consultant, currently working with the Danish government. While it’s easy to mock Megan McArdle for suggesting shooter rushing, there is actually a long tradition of shooter rushing in many of the […]

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Late Night Open Thread

I’m depressed. I mean it. I’m just fucking depressed. Not about life in general, as my life and my family and my dogs and my friends are all fine, but I’m just depressed at how fucking stupid everything is these days. This is the dumbest, most venal, most ridiculous campaign season I remember living through. […]

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Pure self-indulgence

I’d like to think this email, sent by me, is why I got that Moore Award earlier today: From: Douglas Jones Date: Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 12:01 PM Subject: Moore Award nominee To: andrew@thedailybeast.com Dear Andrew and Co., Long time reader, first-time writer in. Love your blog, it’s about the only place a Burkean […]

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Definition of a Balloon Juice Dilemma

Kevin Drum being right about Glenn Greenwald being wrong. As he has with DougJ and Zandar, Drum’s been getting on my nerves lately, but he’s pretty good pointing out how Greenwald goes one step further than reporting will allow in his search to show the evils that Obama does.