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  •  Watching with the rest of you. (7+ / 0-)

    I understand there will be a diary-based liveblog.

    •  I Better Not Run the Risk (3+ / 0-)
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      conchita, Floja Roja, ballerina X

      or watching or listening to this while at work. The stream of "blue" language coming from me may not be entirely appropriate in an "office setting."

      "The Use of Unnecessary Violence Has Been Approved." Keith Olbermann

      by CityLightsLover on Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 06:36:12 AM PDT

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    •  Do you know.... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... if the hearing will be on Channel 1 or Channel 3 on C-SPAN online?

      I'm having problems getting WMP to play, and the RealPlayer only works on the smallest on-screen picture.  I normally like WMP better because I can enlarge it to full screen and still usually get a clear resolution to the picture.


      by NonnyO on Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 06:58:00 AM PDT

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    •  Interesting that you call out Mr. Rabkin and GMU. (2+ / 0-)
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      All of Mr. Rabkin's books, according to his GMU bio, are published by AEI (as in American Enterprise Institute).

      This is unsurprising, because George Mason U. is a haven for neoliberal orthodoxy (i.e. contemporary Libertarianism). My personal experience with it is through the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS), which puts on seminars to indoctrinate and subsume college students into a network of ideologically motivated social climbing. That is, they arrange career fast tracking for ideologically similar individuals -- injecting them into academia, government, etc. below the radar. The IHS is funded by infamous right-wing ideologues like the Koch brothers and the Scaife family.

      I know this because I attended one of these seminars, run by pseudo-intellectual professors who wouldn't have made it to their positions of prominence (full professorships at esteemed places like Duke U. and the U. of Virginia) were it not for the right-wing's ironic adoption of ideological affirmative action. This is probably part of the reason why Mr. Rabkin doesn't need a law degree, and look at him now: invited to speak before the House.

      Wikipedia has a remarkably accurate entry on the IHS.

      I always marvel at the ability of these folks to favor the economic side of their "liberal"-ness, rather than the social. For example, they'll support an economic supply-sider regardless of his opposition to gay rights or reproductive freedom, which are both tenets of the social half of neoliberalism.

      Who's side do you think he's on?

      •  I actually graduated from GMU law. (0+ / 0-)

        I know these dudes.

        •  Well, I went to Cornell ... (0+ / 0-)

          and Professor Rabkin had quite a record there, too. It would be interesting to know which Republican member chose him.

          So, who are Presser and Schwartz? And whose side will Barr be on?

          •  To be clear, Rabkin was after my time. (0+ / 0-)

            I don't know the other two. Barr will likely actually be in favor of placing limitations on executive power, though perhaps not explicitly pro-impeachment. At least today.

            •  Were the things (0+ / 0-)

              FedUpDan is saying above about GMU Law accurate, in your experience?  That is, did it have such a libertarian slant when you were there?

              I went to another law school with a distinct political slant, which I really appreciated, 'cause in a country where justice is blind and completely apolitical, there's nothing inappropriate about that or anything.  

              To be fair, maybe only I noticed because the slant there went against my personal politics.  But I don't think so.  I'd like to hope not.

          •  And who would choose (0+ / 0-)

            Vincent Bugliosi, who is just trying to sell his book, over Jonathan Turley or John Dean? Weren't the last two invited, or what? And I will bet Bugliosi volunteered to be there. Pffft.

            "That story is not worth the paper it's rotten on."--Dorothy Parker

            by martyc35 on Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 08:35:51 AM PDT

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    •  David Swanson is live-blogging at ADS (0+ / 0-)

      Join in!

      Vote Democrat. They meet expectations mostly.

      by dikyzr on Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 07:50:43 AM PDT

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