Monthly Archives: February 2012

West Virginia Needs a new state motto

West Virginia has a compelling origin, breaking away from the Confederate state of Virginia during the Civil War. There’s an appeal to that, especially to people upset by all the celebrations of the Confederacy that still exist in the South. … Continue reading

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Ranking the New 52: Master List

I’m currently ranking DC’s new 52 titles from worst to best, based on the first five issues. Here is the Master List, with links to the write-ups. It will be updated as the countdown continues. 52. Green Arrow 51. Legion … Continue reading

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Ranking the New 52: 31-25

Here’s the fourth part of my ranking of the new 52 titles, from worst to best. These are the books that should be about average for the relaunch, though as I’ve noted before, these are all perfectly adequate comics. I … Continue reading

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Who Won’t Be Romney’s Running Mate

In an earlier piece, I looked at the people who were most likely to be on the short-list for the Republican Vice-Presidential nomination in 2012. Now, it’s time to look at some people who I can be certain will not … Continue reading

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Ranking the New 52: 39-32

Technically, these are the titles that are below average for the new 52. Though as I noted in yesterday’s ranking, none of these books is bad. 39. Suicide Squad This series focuses on an appropriately and entertainingly nasty super-team. There … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney and John Kerry

There probably isn’t much argument over whether Mitt Romney has conveniently changed his views on numerous political matters, but if anyone’s unconvinced,¬†Salon had a great take on his five political lives, and numerous suspiciously timely changes of conscience.¬†Unsurprisingly, the Daily … Continue reading

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Ranking the new 52: The bottom quarter

I’ve recently decided to read the first five issues of each of DC’s New 52 titles, and rank the books from Best to Worst. Yesterday, I started with the bottom five. 52. Green Arrow 51. Legion Lost 50. The Savage … Continue reading

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Who’s Next in Line next?

After yesterday’s impressive victory in the Florida presidential primary, Mitt Romney will be the Republican party’s candidate for President, barring career-ending scandal or sudden infirmity. Neither Gingrich or Santorum will prevent him from getting 50% of the delegates, and it’s … Continue reading

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