Will Obama kill bling?

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June 13 2008 3:07 PM

Will Obama Kill Bling?

The audacity of hope!

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

A job for Eliot!... 1:44 P.M.

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Friday, March 21, 2008

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Sniper Fire: Hillary appears to have been totally busted on her claim of a dangerous landing during her 1996 Balkans trip.WaPo has photos and video. ... P.S.: Always trust content from Sinbad. ... 11:12 A.M.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Abby Thernstrom liked Obama's race speech for its anti-black-victim-mentality passages.  I think she's a bit of a cheap date in that respect, but maybe I'm being too expensive. If only he'd left out the bogus parallel with "white resentments." ... In fact, wouldn't the best parallel to a black victim mentaility be the populist victim mentality that Bob Shrum always seeks to nurture--and, to a certain extent, that Obama seeks to nurture in this very speech with his talk about how the "real culprits of the middle class squeeze" are

a corporate culture rife with inside dealing, questionable accounting practices, and short-term greed; a Washington dominated by lobbyists and special interests ...

I would tend to blame ... increasing returns to skill produced by trade and technological change!  They are hard to personify and demonize--they're just problematic trends we all need to confront. But the need to demonize is the problem with a victim mentality, isn't it? ...

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