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The EC’s President Prodi, Human Mortadella

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Unusually for a famous native of Bologna, Prodi’s not a Communist. Unusually for a Christian Democrat, he’s both a Christian and a democrat. But what made Prodi a logical choice for Europe’s presidency is that he seems constitutionally incapable of lying. This straight shooting is no small thing in a European Commission that’s brazenly designed [&hellip
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…Or Else He’s Crawling Back Home To Die

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Half a dozen people have left Bauer’s campaign in the last month. Ever since Bauer’s close adviser Charles Jarvis (a devout Christian) jumped ship to join the Forbes campaign, there have been rumors that what upset Jarvis was that Bauer, who runs the Christian Right Family Research Council, was having an affair with a comely [&hellip
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Free-Form Re-From

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Em, well, no, Bob. It’s that the mainstream media and the nonmainstream media and the semi-mainstream media and everyone who reads any of them cannot abide that she’s totally unqualified to be president. On top of that, she leaves the impression of being a nut-cutting Machiavellian jerk. On which subject, the best line of last [&hellip
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Pat Riot Games

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Finally, the country gets stuck in the seemingly permanent situation that France is in: an electorate whose sympathies are split quite evenly in thirds, between a government that lacks legitimacy, an opposition that lacks legitimacy and a collection of "spoiler" third parties that think the whole thing’s a pile of crap. Of course, such a [&hellip
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Kingdom By the C-SPAN

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

What an education. It’s only now that I discover why ex—Staten Island Rep. Susan Molinari had the shortest career in the history of television punditry. At one point last week she was apologizing for Gov. Bush’s cocaine history: "Take all the reporters," she said snottily, "and all the pundits and all the politicians and say, [&hellip
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Is Bush Just a Swaggering Preppy Pig?

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

  But Talk should be praised to the skies for trying to revive the belief that journalism is an on-the-spot vocation, and that the more reporting you do, the better your article. In her ballyhooed Hillary piece, Lucinda Franks bragged about having visited five different countries with Hillary Clinton (letting drop that the North Africa [&hellip
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The Clintons & Blueblood Rednecks

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

A Clinton-loathing friend of mine from New England is going gaga over George W. Bush, even though—or perhaps because—she doesn’t know the first thing about him. “Let’s get rid of the hicks!” she says. “Bring back the ruling class!” One doesn’t know quite how to break it to her, but as population and power move southward and westward, the hicks [&hellip
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