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The National Review’s Stupid Defense of Torture

The National Review’s Stupid Defense of Torture
By November 7, 2007

  It's mildly amusing to see Andrew Sullivan mournfully assert, in the context of discussing National Review's increasingly tight editorial embrace of unlimited executive authority, that the magazine has abandoned the principles of William F. Buckley Jr., considering that a … Read More

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Hollow Criticism from Boyd and Yglesias

Hollow Criticism from Boyd and Yglesias
By November 7, 2007

Sam Boyd has issued a lengthy non-response response to my post criticizing his calling Ayaan Hirsi Ali, in my mind (and in the minds of many others) "The Bravest, Most Remarkable Woman of Our Times," a "dangerous fanatic." However, he … Read More

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Video From The Jewcy/No Place For Denial Protest

Video From The Jewcy/No Place For Denial Protest
By November 7, 2007

Jewcy's Armenian comrade Sevag Arzoumanian sends video from last week's rally outside the ADL Headquarters. Footage is interspliced with scenes from the first Jewcy-sponsored rally outside the 92nd Street Y.    

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Help Us Feminize The Cabal!

Help Us Feminize The Cabal!
By November 7, 2007

A user called Daphne posted a comment — encouraged by me after an earlier email she sent to Jewcy — asking why the female representation is nil on our new politics blog: The Cabal looks excellent–I'm looking forward to reading … Read More

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Kerik’s Legal Troubles

Kerik’s Legal Troubles
By November 7, 2007

It'll be nice for Rudy if all his old corrupt city cronies wind up behind bars before he becomes president. The grand jury, sitting in Westchester, has been hearing evidence about Mr. Kerik for more than a year as part … Read More

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The Kind of Ally We Need, If Don’t Always Want

The Kind of Ally We Need, If Don’t Always Want
By November 7, 2007

Watching the bewildered look on Leslie Stahl's face when Nicolas Sarkozy walked off the set of 60 Minutes last week was, for me at least, worth a whole national election (one in which I have absolutely no voting power, but … Read More

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The Semantic Is The Political

The Semantic Is The Political
By November 7, 2007

This Matt Yglesias post about the BBC's rather helpful pronunciation strike force gives me the opportunity for a linguistic kvetch that's been on my mind ever since the accession of Iran's lovable president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Namely, the conventional pronunciation of … Read More

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Introducing Daniel Koffler

Introducing Daniel Koffler
By November 7, 2007

It's only day two and The Cabal has already hired another blogger. Please welcome Daniel Koffler. Daniel graduated from Yale in 2006 with a BA in philosophy. He is currently an itinerant philosophy student and blogger, and previously worked and … Read More

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