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A couple of interesting op-ed columns in this morning’s New York Times: Nicholas D. Kristof writes about whether the hawks or the doves were closer to right about Iraq. He quotes himself from a column last September as saying “If…

Conservative Tenet # 7

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For those of you just joining us, Your Humble Blogger is going through a list of aspects of Conservatism to see where I agree and where I do not. So far I’m up to 7. The consequent desirability of diffusing…

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Your Humble Blogger is back, and, having replied to a few comments, finds himself with a new toy! Yes, it’s the Blue Letter Bible, a Really Useful concordance and commentary collection. I don’t endorse their theology (I barely endorse my…

On a lighter note

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This morning’s New York Times had an article about She Stoops to Comedy, a new play by David Greenspan. The conceit, essentially, is that a lesbian couple is having difficulties, as Alexandra is terribly possessive; when her girlfriend gets cast…

In which my perception, even of a small part of the Universe, is discovered to be incomplete, and in which I suddenly remember that, even though I knew it before

Without saying anything positive about Amir Taheri’s conclusions, or agreeing with anything Amir Taheri has to say about … well, pretty much anything, I would like to direct my Gentle Readers’ attention to this article in the National Post, which…