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April 6, 2007
April 5, 2007
Okay, I think this pretty much confirms that Newt's running for president. (H/t reader K.L.)
In a post on the Guardian's Comment is Free blog, Matthew Yglesias comes to the conclusion that the resolution of the British hostage crisis is somehow a success for "doves." Mocking critics of the Iranian regime's shameful p.r. theatrics as "warmongers" (an epithet he uses with wild abandon) Yglesias writes:
For reasons that aren't entirely clear to me, a small line in a Plank item I wrote last week is getting a moderate amount of attention this week. In response to conservatives who claim that TNR never criticizes anybody to its left, I was pointing out the incredibly hostile disposition lefty blogs have toward this magazine. The following clause, alas, has drawn a great deal of liberal ire:
A couple weeks ago I recorded a bloggingheads segment, which unfortunately was lost to posterity due to technical problems, in which I was asked who I consider the most intellectually honest conservative writer. I named Ramesh Ponnuru. When liberals say something like that, they usually answer by offering up the least conservative conservative writer. I don't mean it that way. Ponnuru is pretty much a down-the-line conservative.