Matt Yglesias, also known as "what's his name," cracks Atrios-like on Peretz-Singer, who wrote this about Matt:

Actually, that's how [he] makes a living: by writing about people who are smarter than him and know more about the world than him. And since neither smarts not knowledge carry much cachet; with the left blogosphere (also not with the right blogosphere) its stars like what's his name ridicule the writers whose arguments he can't quite grasp.

Ha! A little vitriol from TNR. What's Chait got to say about that? Anyway, Matt busts on Peretz-Singer:

In my next life, maybe I'll try to take a more respectable path to media prominence, something like using my wife's money to buy an established magazine.


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    Oh no he didn't! (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by taylormattd on Sun May 20, 2007 at 01:08:15 AM EST

    Unrelated: (4.00 / 1) (#1)
    by andgarden on Sun May 20, 2007 at 12:00:20 AM EST
    My favorite rumor of the night is that Gordon Brown is going to cut and run. :-D

    If it's true, do you think he can he transmit a "spineout" across the Atlantic to Pelosi and Reid?

    Indeedy (none / 0) (#3)
    by keirdubois on Sun May 20, 2007 at 01:55:16 AM EST
    I'm thinking that we should give each blogosphere-hating print pundit a different dinosaur name. Hmmm, which terrible lizard relied upon its mated benefactor so much?

    I clerked 2 years for a federal judge (none / 0) (#4)
    by redfish on Sun May 20, 2007 at 08:11:26 AM EST
    Some judges are quieter than others, some never spoke in conference and some never shut up.

    A lot of the questioning is trying to show off your intellectual chops, some judges just aren't concerned with that.

    His failure to ask questions is pretty much meaningless, the cases are decided based on the law and every judge will decide that for him/herself with help of clerks.  Briefs are 10x more important than oral arguments.

    oops (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by redfish on Sun May 20, 2007 at 08:11:59 AM EST
    wrong board