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Entries from July 2005

Hawk Groundhog Day

July 5th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Cue “I Got You Babe,” because it looks like the Iraq–Al Qaeda “connection” argument is getting a second act. Yglesias mentioned this weekend that it seemed as though some memo had gone out announcing it was time to revive the claim that Osama and Saddam were BFF, and sure enough, next time I check Instapundit, […]

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Tags: War

Two Questions

July 5th, 2005 · 3 Comments

(1) Why is Dressy Bessy still playing the backstage at Black Cat when they’re transparently better than 90–95 percent of the bands that play the main stage? (2) Why am I posting about this publicly and increasing (well, by some incredibly tiny margin) the chances it’ll be horrifically crowded or sell out?

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Tags: Washington, DC

Kelo vs. Rent Control

July 3rd, 2005 · 5 Comments

Since I think everyone at Hit and Run is all Keloed out, figure I’ll post this here: My understanding of the way rent control laws work, at least in some cities, is that older buildings will be price-capped at lower rates tied to some function of their monthly rent in the past, while newer buildings […]

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Tags: Law

Happy Happy Happy

July 2nd, 2005 · Comments Off on Happy Happy Happy

The residual philosophy undergrad in me had a minor fit of Ed Sullivan Show–style giddiness at the observation that Tim Scanlon popped up in the comments to my post on happiness (in response to Brad DeLong) below. He made essentially the same point earlier at DeLong’s site, and Will’s obligingly extracted it from the thread […]

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Tags: Moral Philosophy