Further Thoughts on Redbelt

One expanded idea: as I mention, David Mamet could have taken the movie in an entirely different direction–more action-oriented and focused on Mike Terry’s background. This is what I wrote

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The Will to Beer Goggles

Shocking news from across the pond: Study leader Professor Mark Bellis, director of the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moore’s University said: “Millions of young Europeans now take

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Harold and Kumar Go to MSNBC

Actually it was just Kumar. Kal Penn was on Keith Olbermann’s show Monday, and the following interview was full of silliness. To his credit, Penn admitted that, whatever grievances he

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Vito Fossella (Updated)

I’ll second David’s chagrin at seeing Vito Fossella collapse under a baby-daddy scandal hot on the heels of a DWI scandal. Though I never worked for the man worked in

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Vito's Problems and Ours

Another doomed Republican, another sexual surplus and moral deficit: Rep. Vito Fossella of New York acknowledged on Thursday that he fathered a child from an extramarital affair, answering questions that

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John Yoo in…Esquire?

There’s a very interesting profile of John Yoo in this month’s Esquire, which arrived in my mailbox yesterday. (Yes I subscribe. And I love it.) The story isn’t online yet,

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Liberal Elitism

Hot on the trail of this amusing piece by Jeff Greenfield at Slate on George Orwell and liberal elitism, we have the New York Times trekking out to the ‘burbs

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Patience, Young Jindal

Now obviously the powers of the Vice Presidency have increased considerably during the last two administrations, and just as obviously being veep in a McCain presidency is a special case,

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La Bomba…

La Bomba…

I’d like to clarify one point from James’s collegial reply, namely my own policy preference when it comes to Iran. This sentence–“Sonny seems to be arguing that because all three

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