Category Archives: Politics

When nuance is unacceptable and clarity essential

h/t Roger Clegg from Other Thoughts on Charlottesville First, liberals should condemn lawless and violent behavior by those on the Left, and conservatives should condemn lawless and violent behavior by those on the Right.  There is a temptation when this … Continue reading

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Astronomy pictures of the fortnight, LXXII – solar eclipse edition

Just about everyone knows to check out Monday’s eclipse?  We’ll get a couple more chances in the not-too-distant future (10.14.23 & 4.8.24) but it’s a rare event not to be missed.  Who knows what you’ll be up to in the … Continue reading

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RCAAs and Plutonomies

h/t Daniel Henninger it the WSJ, from Liberalism’s Summer of ’17:  (M)any of these urban revivals are producing a phenomenon economists now call “racially concentrated areas of affluence,” or RCAAs. An area gets RCAAed when the residents who pack themselves into … Continue reading

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Bipartisan solution to Obamacare

Stephen Moore writes at The Hill on why there is no bi-partisan solution to Obamacare: Exactly what kind of [bipartisan approach to healthcare reform] do they have in mind? On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was asked by … Continue reading

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Trauma, chaos; new consensus to follow?

Andrew Klavan, from President Chaos and the Keystone Kongress: With all the military guys and Trump family members in place, the administration is beginning to have a faintly South American flavor to it. So I guess we can all look forward … Continue reading

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Better deal rebranding

Kyle Smith, on the recent efforts at re-branding by democrats, writes that “‘A Better Deal’ tries to focus on economic issues, but the cultural issues are inextricably intertwined.” The progressive economic agenda is simple: You get the goodies you want … Continue reading

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The expanding power of opaque notions

David Harsanyi worries that censorship is gaining popularity: Why would a feminist — or anyone, for that matter — celebrate the idea of empowering bureaucrats to decide how we talk about gender stereotypes? Because these days, foundational values mean less … Continue reading

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