Category Archives: Conservatives

Interrupting Our Lives for Hallucinations Has Been Happening for a Very Long Time

Tom Nichols makes a good point but he misses one critical thing. First, what Nichols gets right (boldface mine): Even before January 6, 2021, I wondered about the kind of people who live the classic American paranoid life, the citizens … Continue reading

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Kanye West’s Mistake Was Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud

So Kanye West went on Alex Jones’ show, and You’ll Never Guess What Happened Next! Actually, even if you haven’t heard what happened, you probably can guess what happened next: lots of overt anti-Semitism. What’s remarkable is how desperate Jones … Continue reading

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Because They Need to Win Republican Primaries

That is the answer to why most Republicans–those running for office, with the exception of Sen. John Cassidy (who voted for Trump’s second impeachment)–are keeping quiet about Trump having dinner with two famous anti-Semites. There is no political gain to … Continue reading

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Just a Minor Existential Threat

With all of the Republican post-mortems regarding the 2022 election, it’s still amazing they don’t recognize the elephant in the room (SWIDT?): White Christian supremacy. Which brings us to this election day poll of American Jews (boldface mine): The Election … Continue reading

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A Post in Which I Concern Troll Republicans

Because REPUBLICANS ARE IN DISARRAY. As you might imagine, there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth on the Republican side of the aisle (though professional Democrats in New York really sucked ass–not everything is perfect), in light of their … Continue reading

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The Missing Evangelical Vote

Or at least, the New Kids on the Voting Block diluted their power. Depressing as it is, a key political phenomenon, arguably the key political phenomenon, throughout my life has been the power white evangelicals have due to their much … Continue reading

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So I Hear There’s an Election or Something Today?

Some thoughts and predictions about today’s U.S. elections: I’m guessing Democrats will hold the Senate but lose the House and be in the minority (in the House) by around ten seats. That said, of course it’s possible the polling is … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Some COVID-Related Political Stupidity

Last week, Senate Republicans released a report about the possibility of a lab-leak leading to the release of SARS-CoV-2. Lots of actual biologists have blown holes in it (some of fun stuff involves representing results froom published papers and mistranslations … Continue reading

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Mehmet Oz and the Ghost of Mel Carnahan

For those who don’t recognize the name Mel Carnahan, he was a Democratic Senate candidate from Missouri who defeated his Republican opponent, John Ashcroft (yes, that John Ashcroft) in 2000. The reason this election is noteworthy isn’t because Carnahan had … Continue reading

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How Common Sense, Bipartisan Swing Voters F-ck Themselves. And Us.

Well, Paul Waldman put it more politely, but he does make a very good point (boldface mine): Unfortunately, when they swing it’s often based on the vaguest of ideas about what a change in leadership would produce. Dissatisfaction over inflation, … Continue reading

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