Category Archives: Compulsive Centrist Disorder

Hi-Tech Meets High Broderism

Meet the new Compulsive Centrist Disorder, same as the old one (boldface mine): It comes in handy as the San Francisco entrepreneur leads Brigade, the high-profile, highly funded civic engagement platform. Sean Parker – the billionaire early Facebook investor – … Continue reading

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Annals of Bipartisanship

Bill Scher reminds us that the good ol’ bipartisan days weren’t full of hugs and kisses as this excerpt from Those Angry Days describes: Tut tut.

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How the Compulsive Centrists Enable the Very Partisanship They Bemoan

Reed Richardson, in a superb post, writes the following (boldface mine): Judging by the rest of the article and his [Fournier's] curt, somewhat dismissive one-word Tweet, though, I suspect it’s difficult for him to answer because he, like many other … Continue reading

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Dear Centrists, It’s T.I.N.A. Time

That is, There Is No Alternative. Comrade Driftglass asks Sullivan and the Centrists (boldface mine): However, now that you have finally, grudgingly arrived at the same conclusion that Liberals came to decades ago — that our problems are not primarily … Continue reading

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Brad DeLong Asks Exactly the Right Question of Very Respectable Centrists

Brad DeLong fascinates me: on policy issues, he is very centrist (at least in a sane political system), but unlike most centrists (or perhaps ‘pseudo-centrists’), he is able to fully grasp how batshitloonitarians and theocrats have completely overrun the Republican … Continue reading

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“The bitter truth of our current situation is actually very simple”: Complusive Centrist Disorder Is Alive and Well

Ordinary, I would put something like this in the links roundup, but what Driftglass writes about the continuing obsession with Compulsive Centrist Disorder is top-notch. Take it away, comrade: The bitter truth of our current situation is actually very simple: … Continue reading

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He-Said, She-Said Education Reporting: Just What Our Children Need

To consider educational ‘reformers’ as one side of an honest debate is to be party to intellectual fraud. You are granting them a legitimacy they have not earned, just as writing a story describing an intellectual ‘debate’ between biologists and creationists grants creationists unwarranted legitimacy.
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