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From imaginary weapons of mass destruction to fantastical currency unions, “magical thinking” in foreign policy leads to nothing but catastrophe. Let’s not do the same…
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That's not an example of magical thinking. Sorry. Deals are constructions arrived at between negotiating parties that only bear limited relation to facts on the ground. There is always a better deal. Which says nothing about how shitty this particular deal was for the US.

This sort of vilification avant la lettre is getting goddamn tiresome:
It is not surprising that opponents of the deal are relying on unspecified miracles to make their case: It’s their standard operating procedure.

Obama and his apologists' diplomatic M.O. is increasingly a mike drop followed by a few rounds of golf, leaving the claim hanging in the air that you're just a hater if you're not on board. I was tired of that shit already back in 2002...
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Last month, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, “We would never propose a carbon tax, and have no intention of proposing one.” Elizabeth Kolbert hopes Obama will reconsider: This was taken by some to mean that Obama was opposed to the tax and by others to mean just that he was not going to be the one to suggest it. In either case, the White House is making a big mistake. Pigovian taxes are rarely politically popular—something they have in com...
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For when the wine just can't wait: Previous bottle-opener hacks - for beer - here.
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Nicola Twilley reveals how orange juice is available all year: To engineer a consistent supply of a highly perishable product, Big Juice (Tropicana, Florida’s Natural, and their ilk) pasteurize, de-oil, and then strip the oxygen from their OJ before chilling it to 32°F and pumping it into million-gallon, refrigerated, epoxy resin-lined, carbon steel, aseptic storage tanks. There, according to Alissa Hamilton, author of Squeezed: What You Don’t...
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Picking up on this notion that one of our great Founding Fathers was merely like every other white Virginian, I think people who make this defense really undercut themselves. Part of what makes Jefferson fascinating (and great) is that--perhaps more than anyone of his generation--he articulated in writing the moral and practical problems of slavery. Put differently Jefferson's writing on slavery aren't merely a moral condemnation of the "slavery ...
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Edward J. Blum, co-author of The Color of Christ, explains how depictions of Jesus mirror America's fraught racial history. When the idea of a blond-haired, blue-eyed Christ took hold: Up until the late 1800s, Blum says Americans were comfortable with Jesus' Semitic roots and depicted him with brown eyes. But as waves of Catholic and Jewish immigrants came to the United States, some Americans "became concerned that it was changing the face of A...
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