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By on 2.22.07 | 1:37PM

Ezra Klein responds to my post on liberals being anti-family:

The American Spectator gives it a shot, but ends up proving my point. They name a radical feminist and one of the co-chairs of the Democratic Socialists of America. Now, I have great respect for both the writers named -- Ehrenreich especially -- but they're not liberals, at least as the term is commonly understood.

Ah, but that begs the question of what is commonly understood as a liberal? Klein does not provide a definition of "liberal" in his post, which leaves him in the position of being able to dismiss any person I quote as not being one. Pretty slippery.

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