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  • But then 99.7% of you reading this do not understand "Mirabile dictu."

    Johnston says Palin lost his vote

  • After steadfastly and guiltily ignoring it for about three years, I have finally made a small update to my website: added my 2008 LJ post ‘The Taste for Magic’, which has (mirabile dictu!) attracted new comments in the last day or so.

    superversive: Update?!

  • Added Krauthammer, “Obama has now decided that the man he simply could not banish because he had become part of Obama himself is, mirabile dictu, surgically excised.”

    Deconstructing Obama

  • I found it remarkable from the get-go that we continued irresponsible tax cuts while going to war, and, mirable dictu, the conservatives who had financed the entire war on credit without the slightest interest in its effect on the deficit rediscovered balanced budgets as soon as Democratic-preferred programs could be constrained.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Crisis, the Health Care Bill, and the Growth of Government

  • Mirabile dictu, our perfect system sometimes sends innocent persons to prison.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Creative Proposal for Reducing Prison Rape

  • Englishings of Tibullus and, mirabillime dictu, the riddles of St. Aldhelm are in the works.

    A Proper Tory Civil Servant

  • The patently anti-semitic ones that MaryG serves up, which Orin Kerr and others (including, mirabile dictu, non-Jews like eplubibus) have called out and you seem to endorse, or at least to allow as plausible, e.g., the citation scam.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Why Catholics and Jews?

  • So a week ago, 60 interested citizens sat in the spacious ninth-floor conference room of the new soaring glass tower at Baruch College to watch the commission, mirabile dictu, openly deliberate difficult issues at its last public session.

    Mark Green: Changing the NYC City Charter. Again?

  • Rock band AC/DC — who, mirabile dictu, actually are Australian — decided to leave their castles in Europe and are doing something called "The Black Ice Tour."

    Where '80s Rockers Go to Die

  • How many of these problems: energy efficiency/self-sufficiency, financial regulation/reform, health care, deficit reduction (in times of growth) have been sloshing around, like forever: as problems that everyone knew was there, like a slobberingly drunk relative sleeping it off in the corner, but, just like the uncle, were politely ignored -- or the free market would solve them all, mirabile dictu!

    Dems Must Step Up to Majority Governance after the Massachusetts Mess

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