From the daily archives: Tuesday, February 6, 2007

In the movies, Guys named Rudy always come from behind to win everyone’s heart and become the hero.


Sometimes it’s the small kid who always wanted to play football for Notre Dame (Rudy).


Sometimes it’s a reindeer with a shiny nose (and his pal the dentist elf) who save Christmas (Rudolph).


And sometimes it’s a mayor who divides a city […]

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The language of civility

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I’ve just about had enough of the wingnut meme that liberals are hateful, angry people because they occasionally use colorful language. It’s disingenuous at best – and it’s coming from people who regularly accuse liberals of being “anti-American” or “traitorous” for having the gall to talk about a vision of America that doesn’t involve spying on innocent American citizens or torturing innocents. Glenn Greenwald smacks this fastball so hard the skin peeled right off. Note that his criticism of Glenn Reynolds could be just as fairly leveled at a number of conservative bloggers, including some right […]

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