A first place finish at the OTB Caption Contest. Some of those things just wrte themselves. I guess the New York Times does admit it’s mistakes. 50 years later.  Which ought to give us a clue about when they’re going to return Duranty’s Pulitzer. The priority, apparently, is getting Hell’s A/C working, first. Oil steadied […]

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Eric Florack on August 12th, 2008

Overnight, the situation in Georgia  has changed a bit.  The Financial Times says Georgia is welcoming Russia’s cease fire call.    The first implication for the US out of this is the most obvious of all. Even if Bush had committed US forces, they’d not have had time to deploy.  Even airstrikes would have taken […]

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Eric Florack on August 12th, 2008

(Fox News)– Senior Al Qaeda commander Abu Saeed al-Masri has been killed in recent clashes with Pakistani forces in a Pakistani region near the Afghan border, a security official told Reuters on Tuesday. “He was believed to be among the top leadership of Al Qaeda,” the senior security official told the news agency on condition […]

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