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Ron Paul’s Jewish Problem

Ron Paul’s Jewish Problem
By November 9, 2007

Ron Paul has a Jewish problem. Last month, the dark horse Republican candidate was barred from the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Candidate’s Forum due to his stance against providing further foreign aid to Israel. Typical of his view, at an event … Read More

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Introducing Daniel Sieradski

Introducing Daniel Sieradski
By November 9, 2007

The Cabal welcomes its newest contributor, Daniel Sieradski. You know him already as the Orthodox Anarchist and former blog virtuoso "Mobius" behind the ever popular Jewschool. Dan now works for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and wears kickin' hound's tooth hats … Read More

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Tortured Interpretation

Tortured Interpretation
By November 9, 2007

I don't have much to add directly to what Daniel Larison is saying here in response to Matt Yglesias' glib dismissal of Tim Lee's complaint about the unpopularity of "[t]he general point that violating the constitution is wrong even if … Read More

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School Massacre in Finland: Bowling For Tuusula?

School Massacre in Finland: Bowling For Tuusula?
By November 8, 2007

Michael Moore opens his 2002 film Bowling For Columbine with this little voiceover: It was the morning of April 20th, 1999. And it was pretty much like any other morning in America. The farmer did his chores, the milkman made … Read More

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A Primer on the Current Situation in Pakistan

A Primer on the Current Situation in Pakistan
By November 8, 2007

On November 3, 2007, General President Musharraf of Pakistan, imposed emergency rule in Pakistan (the text of the declaration is here), citing a need to curb terrorism and restricting activist judges. Reputable Pakistani journalist, Hamid Mir reported on Geo TV … Read More

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N-Pod on Why “Defeatocrat” Means “Queer”

N-Pod on Why “Defeatocrat” Means “Queer”
By November 8, 2007

At Reason's blog Hit & Run, Brian Doherty calls my attention to a sharp piece by CATO foreign policy analyst Justin Logan in the pages of The American Prospect on the inanity of analogies between present circumstances and Hitler and … Read More

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The End of Turkey’s Speech Law?

The End of Turkey’s Speech Law?
By November 8, 2007

Some long-overdue good news – perhaps – from Turkey yesterday, where the European Union's carrot-and-stick approach, so often criticised in the past, may be about to see the repeal, or at least reform, of the Turkish penal code's infamous Article … Read More

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Pakistan Punditry: Why Musharraf May Arrest Benazir Bhutto

Pakistan Punditry: Why Musharraf May Arrest Benazir Bhutto
By November 8, 2007

On November 3, 2007, General President Musharraf of Pakistan, imposed emergency rule in Pakistan (the text of the declaration is here), citing a need to curb terrorism and restricting activist judges. Musharraf's decision came a few days before Pakistan's Supreme … Read More

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