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Entries by Eric Alterman from 07/2006

North Korea Know-Nothingism

| Posted 07.09.2006 | Huffington Post

George W. Bush's dealings with North Korea, quite clearly in this opinion, helped to inspire this unnecessary mess.

Of Death Threats and 'Death Threats'

| Posted 07.10.2006 | Media
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When I told Zengerle that while I found the letter to be "both insane and obscene," I couldn't find anything threatening in its contents, he found my conclusions disturbing.

Robert Novak, Traitor to His Country; Traitor to His Profession

| Posted 07.12.2006 | Media
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The upshot here appears to be that Novak lied to everyone in order to betray his country on behalf of Rove and company.

Spinning the Numbers: Here We Go Again

| Posted 07.14.2006 | Media
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A recent study of the conservative/libertarian Cato Institute, found that the conservative "starve the beast" strategy with regard to taxes does actually have the opposite effect in the real world.

The New U.S. Irrelevance

| Posted 07.17.2006 | Politics
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Actions like Israel's not only cause "disproportionate" suffering, they also strengthen the support of the extremists you're trying to destroy.

Think Again: Watching the Detectives

| Posted 07.20.2006 | Politics
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This flame war between TNR and the liberal blogosphere speaks to the larger issue of how well some members of the mainstream media, and politicians themselves, fail to understand the new rules of the game.

Notso Slacker Friday

| Posted 07.21.2006 | Media
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Speaking of the Hate America crowd, O'Reilly doesn't appreciate us "Jewish liberals." I guess I should hate myself even more now.

I'll Take Dirty Players for 300, Alex

| Posted 07.24.2006 | Politics
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Why are we losing the war?   Well, there are more reasons than we can count, but here is one and here is another and here too is yet another.

The Impossible Dream: Honest Debate About Israel

| Posted 07.27.2006 | Huffington Post

This Israeli attack is nowhere near as counterproductive, dishonestly defended, incompetently conducted-and hence, morally indefensible as America's invasion of Iraq.

Objectivity and Ideology: What they Really Mean

| Posted 07.28.2006 | Politics
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High-class news folk are deeply ideological, but an important--nay fundamental--aspect of this ideology is to refuse to admit it is an ideology.

Bush Bounces, Reporters Follow

| Posted 07.28.2006 | Media
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Doesn't this line from Newsweek remind one uncomfortably of the now infamous Rob Corddry line, presented sans-irony?

Weakling, Chump or Liar?

| Posted 07.31.2006 | Huffington Post

It's been a bad week for people -- like George W. Bush -- who seek to defend the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.