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    Is the blogosphere diverse enough?

    Leftists are always in need of new crusades, and the latest one seems to be the lack of sufficient “diversity” in the blogging world. Heather Mac Donald has a delightfully sharp NRO column discussing the alleged issue.
    Locker Room contributor, March 30, 2005
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    More on UNC’s “Edwards Center”

    The Daily Tar Heel defends Edwards from skeptics of his “sincerity.” Edwards chimes in with several of his substance-free platitudes (e.g., “The content of our country’s character is at stake” and “In the rooms where we met, America was there”). The reporter gushes such descriptions as “golden boy” and…
    Locker Room contributor, March 30, 2005
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    Requiem Father Kolbe

    I encountered two thoughtful works recently. One is timely; the other, enduring. The timely work was a recent essay by Peggy Noonan, “In Love With Death.” In it Noonan muses on the unfolding tragedy of the forced starvation of Terri Schiavo (11 days and counting) and its ominous undertones:…
    Locker Room contributor, March 29, 2005
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    America through a German-media lens

    MedienKritik, the excellent German-media-criticism blog, does a wonderful deconstruction of Stern Magazine’s stereotype-filled photo essay on America, which trots out every outrageous stereotype a leftist can muster. Hat tip to No Pasaran!…
    Locker Room contributor, March 29, 2005
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    UNC-Greensboro’s Carolinian returns

    After being on hiatus as a result of a blistering audit, UNC-Greensboro’s student newspaper Carolinian finally has a new issue out. This will no doubt be a keen relief to the students who rely on the wisdom of the paper’s weekly sex column, which features a college student passing…
    Locker Room contributor, March 29, 2005
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    Can somebody explain?

    I’ve heard about the “Rule of Threes” since my Boy Scout and Air Force survival training. It states that a human being can live three minutes without air, three days without water and three weeks without food. What, then, is to explain Terri Schiavo’s survival for, at this writing,…
    Locker Room contributor, March 29, 2005
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    Songbird is Preferable to Jailbird

    U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle is ticked that prosecutors and defense attorneys have returned today with the same plea agreement (i.e., slap on the wrist) for Garey Ballance that Boyle rejected last October. Just what are Garey, and his dad Frank, saying to “cooperate with federal authorities,”…
    Locker Room contributor, March 29, 2005
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    Re: Why Rail?

    That’s an easy one. Because rail is romantic; buses are not. It’s the same reason why we have movies called “Strangers on a Train” and “Polar Express” instead of “Strangers on a Bus” and “Polar Greyhound.” Trains, be they steam locomotives or modern commuter rail, have a certain romantic appeal,…
    Locker Room contributor, March 29, 2005