So recent you can still taste the bile
- Campus protests against the ACLU?
- The arc of his life vindicated his moral critics, conservative and feminist
- Hidden (and illegal) bailouts to insurance companies
- Passive observers of the polarization?
- The new normal: antagonisms, inflamed
- The 2nd & passionate non-sequiturs
- True socialism
- The dogma lives loudly in you
- The “New Coke” of domestic policy initiatives
- It’s easy to forget that both major parties are hot messes at the moment.
Category Archives: Politics
Over at The Federalist, Robert Tracinski writes that “Campus protests against the ACLU are a sign that American ‘liberalism’ is being destroyed by the forces it unleashed and its own inherent contradictions.” The moderate left has spent the past few … Continue reading
Live by the “phone and pen,” die by the “phone and pen.” It’s no way to run an alleged self-governing republic. There’s a reason American political scientists argue that wide-reaching public policy needs to be bipartisan, and not crammed through … Continue reading
h/t Damon Linker writing in The Week: Democrats are pragmatists, if they do say so themselves, deeply rooted in the reality-based community, beholden to facts, toiling valiantly and soberly to make the country a better, fairer place. Republicans, meanwhile, are … Continue reading
Victor Davis Hanson in Columbus Day: Melodrama or Tragedy? Campuses and Western critics in the last half-century have turned a once risk-taking and heroic Christopher Columbus into an evil emissary of disease and destruction. History is now seen as one-dimensional … Continue reading
The NRA agrees bump stocks should be regulated like automatic weapons and the NYT calls the 2nd Amendment a cancer that should be repealed outright. Remind me again who’s the extremist? Yikes. It’s a sterile debate full of passionate non-sequiturs. I’m aware of no … Continue reading
Jonah Goldberg writes on the NYT’s “Red Century” feature. It’s an incredibly useful debating tactic to say that every failed socialist country wasn’t really socialist because it had a ruling class. The problem is that there will never be a … Continue reading
h/t Julie Kelly in Matt Ridley: Climate Change Rational Optimist He calls himself a “lukewarmer” on climate change. The author of several scientific books — including The Rational Optimist, his paean about how human grit and ingenuity have historically prevailed over … Continue reading