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In Depth: North America

16 Aug 2003

What I Did During the Blackout

Michael J. Totten's blog We didn’t get a blackout here in the Pacific Northwest, but Shelly and I wanted one. So we went “camping” this weekend at a long narrow lake in a canyon in the central Oregon desert. Proper camping is when you hike at least ...

13 Aug 2003

The Lure of Destruction

Michael J. Totten's blog The Washington Post says Mt. Rainier is far more dangerous than we knew. My first reaction: excellent . Only later did I think yikes . I can see the mountain from my office in Portland. It’s bigger than you think. Shelly and ...

12 Aug 2003

Which Country Are You?

Michael J. Totten's blog Randy Paul took the Country Quiz and it told him he is India. Apparently, I’m Canada. You’re Canada! People make fun of you a lot, but they’re stupid because you’ve got a much better life than they do. In fact, they’re ...

11 Aug 2003

Socialism Without the Socialism

Michael J. Totten's blog James Becker emails and points me to an article by Ronald Bailey in Reason about a universal health insurance plan from the New America Foundation . It looks good to me. In fact, I think it’s the best one I’ve seen. Every ...

10 Aug 2003

Final Poll Results

Michael J. Totten's blog John Hawkins at Right-Wing News polled a list of left-wing bloggers, including myself, and asked us who we thought were the 20 worst figures in American history. I posted my list over the weekend. Now John has posted the ...

Taylor is Out

Michael J. Totten's blog Sometimes the threat of force works wonders all by itself, so long as the threat is credible. Charles Taylor has feld Liberia into exile in Nigeria. He wasn’t driven out by years of civil war but by a cocked American gun. ...

8 Aug 2003

20 Worst Americans

Michael J. Totten's blog John Hawkins at Right-Wing News emailed me and several other left-of-center bloggers and asked for a list of who we think are the 20 worst figures in American history. Last week he posted a list compiled by conservative ...

5 Aug 2003

The View from the Center-Left

Michael J. Totten's blog Joe Katzman writes about what he calls Mogadishu Democrats , Democrats who are trying to look serious about foreign policy but end up posturing instead. Memo to Democrats: kindly get a grip. America was attacked. The public ...

28 Jul 2003

The City in Mind

Michael J. Totten's blog Tonight is date night with Shelly so you won’t get a new essay on my shiny new Web site just yet. But here’s a great interview with James Howard Kunstler for you. He writes novels and also the best books about American cities ...

The Poisoned Fruit of Anti-Americanism

Michael J. Totten's blog No more do I want to hear that Europeans are more sophisticated than Americans. Here’s the latest. BERLIN, July 23 (Reuters) – Almost one in three Germans below the age of 30 believes the U.S. government may have sponsored ...

The Two Faces of American Liberalism

Michael J. Totten's blog Bill Whittle : Two of the most malignant and cruel mass murderers, rapists and torturers to ever walk the earth have departed the planet — and the left sneers . [I added this link. -MT] There was a time — I can remember it ...

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