Monthly Archives: March 2007


Hot on the heels of a widely slammed article about global warming, William Broad of the New York Times wisely took on a cooler subject yesterday: big snowflakes. Hey, wasn’t I just talking about that? Someone’s been reading my mail blog. Broad writes about credible reports of snowflakes the size of frisbees and how this […]

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After the recent political rants, it’s time to cleanse the mental palate with a bit of photographic sherbet: A pleasant memory of our February snows—in particular, the huge flakes on the 25th that fell straight down through the absolutely still air. The way the snow built up on the twigs of the dogwood almost defied […]

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The New York Times ran an analysis of the Libby case today that argues the verdict will change the way the press covers the government. Would that it does. “Every tenet and every pact that existed between the government and the press has been broken,” said Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., a media lawyer who represented […]

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Thomas Nephew has done such a fine job demolishing the insipid op-ed by Jackson Diehl in the Washington Post on H.R. 106 (the Armenian Genocide Resolution) that it seems almost sufficient to merely point to his blog entries (here and here). Every year around this time, as the April 24 anniversary approaches and Congress bestirs itself […]

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It’s been a banner week over at the Washington Post. On Monday they run a rotten op-ed piece pooh-poohing the Armenian genocide (more on that later this week). And today’s Post brings a truly execrable editorial on the Libby verdict. The editorialist (presumed to be Fred Hiatt, head of the Post‘s editorial board) says the […]

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