Category Archives: Political Matters

Make America Human (Again?)

A giant declines to recommend the modern West as a model for the country from which he was exiled. Continue reading

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Tattletale telltales

Professor Jonathan Turley’s warning to yesterday’s Congressional impeachment panel sounds right about bad precedent. Continue reading

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God bless the socialists

We’re all deeply in debt to some cantakerous socialists for doing work nobody else thought, or cared, to do. Continue reading

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Punching down

More than 20 states have incorporated sexual orientation into their anti-discrimination statutes. As Charlotte Allen documents in “Punching Down,” this has empowered well-educated and well-paid gays to punish less educated, less wealthy neighbors who dare to refuse to bake a … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 13

The status of Weimar America at the end of Wednesday. Continue reading

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Musings from the Progressive Era

We can learn, and unlearn, some things from early 20th Century Progressives. Continue reading

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I’m one in eight million

Add “smoke-filled rooms” to the list of things I hated but now miss. Continue reading

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Presumption of Regularity

Something about this Presidency leaves me cold at the ordinarily reasonable request to “respect the office if not the man.” Continue reading

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Gonzo politics

When a group of House Republicans staged a protest and barged into the secure rooms of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday morning, claiming that the testimony being collected there about possible criminality and abuse of power by President Trump … Continue reading

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Norms

The main difference between Trump and his predecessors is that the professional class / deep state / neoliberal order / whatever-you-want-to-call-it is fluent in a language that imposes a kind of regulative fiction on that chaos. Their fluency gives them … Continue reading

Posted in Political Matters, Rhetorical fallacies, Transvaluation of Values