Category Archives: USA

That speech

I swear I heard Obama say that the essence of America was “Hoping for a better future round the bend”.

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Why should anyone else feel good?

Something about the events of the last week have convinced me that Obama will lose horribly this autumn, and that the Clintonites were right in their assumption that America will not elect a black, metropolitan liberal president. I can’t quite … Continue reading

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An infinitely gloomy picture

Comes via John Naughton: it shows the bloggers’ room at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, and half the comments seem to be people saying “Look! We’re just like real journalists!”. The accredited bloggers are penned with their laptops in … Continue reading

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What we learn from polls

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Nineteen percent

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The final failure of Thatcherism

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An Evil thought

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Sell all your bank shares

A terrifying glimpse into the US mortgage market, via Rafe Coburn, from which it emerges that until about six months ago, you could borrow enough to buy a house valued at a million dollars on a household income of less … Continue reading

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Philip Kitcher on Darwin

I think I put up a post saying, briefly, that Philip Kitcher’s Living with Darwin was a very good short book. Here is an extract answering a question that has often puzzled me – and, incidentally, suggesting why Dennett’s book … Continue reading

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