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February 16, 2007

What, exactly, is the Quds Force--the paramilitary wing of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)--doing in Iraq? The Bush administration maintains that the group is trying to destabilize the country, supplying explosives that are being used to kill U.S. troops in Iraq.

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Joe Lieberman is currently on the Senate floor warning that congressional attempts to meddle with the war could lead to "a constitutional crisis" that requires Supreme Court intervention.

--Michael Crowley

I understand the value of citing historical precedent in matters of legislation, but there is a way in which you could take this too far. Finishing out a week of arguing over a potential Iraq resolution, Foxnews.com is now reporting on the sudden outpouring of (somewhat bizarre) historical citations and quotations:

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So the Senate will do a Saturday cloture vote to move the Iraq debate (the House just voted to approve a resolution condemning the surge, with 17 Republicans -- fewer, I think, than what had been hoped for -- joining).

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February 15, 2007

If you're from the Bay Area, this isparticularly depressing: Tim Hardaway, the former Golden State Warriors All-Star, is nauseatingly homophobic. And, apparently, honest about it:

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Hyperventilating in Ha'aretz, Bradley Burston writes the following about Mitt Romney's decision to kick off his campaign at the Henry Ford Museum:

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I'm sorry I did not get to this earlier, and there's way too much to riff on in just this single post, but please, please do yourself a favor and read National Review's Valentine's Day Symposium. Midge Decter swooning for Rudy! Andrew Breitbart sharing his "unrequited" love for lesbian Tammy Bruce! Mona Charen shows off by hearting some nineteenth-century Republican pol named Thomas Brackett Reed!

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The New York Times today has an interesting article about the rise of moderate Democrat female legislators. Throughout the country, women legislators are gaining parity with men, and in Minnesota, Democratic security moms swept three traditionally Republican seats. Not surprisingly, Old Guard feminists are not certain how to feel about this.

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Here is a little-noticed item (hat tip to reader J.R.): Earlier this month, a United Nations consultative committee on NGOs rejected the credentials of the Coalition of Gays and Lesbians of Quebec, as well as a similar group from Sweden. Over 2,000 groups have been bestowed such accreditation by the U.N, which allows them to attend conferences and offer their opinions on various matters.

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