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Feb. 11 2009 9:24 PM

Special Fratricidal Edition

I apologize for the dropped posts (now back ). Slate 's new blogging system is cr ... undergoing continuous improvement! Lucky I'm not the type to let that sort of thing drive me crazy ... If anyone notices any other missing posts, please let me know. ... Meanwhile, Andrew Sullivan's bellicose and bullying "New Orwell" era archives magically reappear at the very moment they come in handy for him. Funny how that happens!  ...  6:46 P.M.

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