Category Archives: Resistance Rebellion And Death

Symbolic Victories and Substantial Defeats

Or, if you prefer, the failure of YASS KWEEN politics (boldface mine): Thus concludes another real-time lesson that liberals just can’t seem to learn: that while they’ve been congratulating themselves watching movies that co-sign their most closely held assumptions, elevate … Continue reading

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The Courts Really Do Matter: Lochner. And Ginsburg.

Note: I wrote this a few days ago, and planned to publish it later this week, since it wasn’t ‘time-dependent’ or an immediate response to current events. With the death of Justice Ginsburg, events surpassed my blogging schedule… Recently, some … Continue reading

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Can State and Local Democrats Use Power? The North Carolina Edition

A common malady of the professional Democrat is the unwillingness to play political hardball, to use power to accomplish policy ends. While that, I suppose, does have the saving grace of making them very unlikely to become authoritarians, it also … Continue reading

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Malevolence, Not Ignorance

A few months ago, some asshole with a blog noted this about Il Trumpe: To me, it’s become clear during the last week that the issue isn’t solely incompetence. They are capable of competence (not perfection, but competence) when they … Continue reading

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They Are Telling Us Who They Are: Sen. Tillis’ Aide Says the Quiet Part Out Loud

A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted that cruelty is an ideology: But I think this misses the ideological component to this… consider, instead, healthcare. A fair number of conservatives don’t have a problem with our current system. … Continue reading

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Finally, the Narcissism Becomes Intolerable

A few years ago, some asshole with a blog noted this about working for a narcissistic boss: While the damage sociopaths can wreak is part of popular culture, narcissists can be just as psychologically abusive, and… in some ways worse, … Continue reading

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One Reason Voting by Mail Worries Me

It’s kinda tricky. Ed at Gin and Tacos makes a very good point about voting by mail (boldface mine): Many years ago I taught a very large lecture course and to facilitate grading 400 exams I asked the students to … Continue reading

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We Need to Vote for Law and Its Rule

And as much as I don’t like it, that means voting for Joe Biden. Mind you, this is from someone who had Biden at the bottom of his depth chart in the primary. I’m not saying he’ll be good–we’re not … Continue reading

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The Actual GOP Platform

It pains me to say this, but David Frum…is correct in his description of the actual Republican Party platform–though they’re unwilling to admit this is their platform (boldface mine): 1) The most important mechanism of economic policy—not the only tool, … Continue reading

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Why I Will Try to Vote in Person

The Democratic push to get people to vote by mail is making me a bit nervous. While ballots can be invalidated at any step, it seems easier for someone to disqualify your vote when it’s done absentee (signature challenges and … Continue reading

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