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- 07/05/17--00:16: _Generation Z
- 07/12/17--06:30: _Deluded Missionaries
- 07/29/17--06:33: _A Culture of Contempt
- 08/06/17--17:28: _Targeted Resentment
- 08/28/17--16:15: _The Soul of the Dem...
- 08/31/17--00:53: _Evangelism and Poli...
- 09/03/17--01:28: _Power Assymetries
- 09/10/17--01:06: _Limits of Governmen...
- 09/30/17--00:18: _Democrat’s Self Sab...
- 10/20/17--00:22: _Moving the Politica...
- 12/14/17--17:10: _Sex and Power
- 12/31/17--13:58: _Policy vs Culture
- 01/18/18--07:36: _Fake News Irony
- 07/05/17--00:16: Generation Z
- 07/12/17--06:30: Deluded Missionaries
- 07/29/17--06:33: A Culture of Contempt
- 08/06/17--17:28: Targeted Resentment
- 08/28/17--16:15: The Soul of the Democrats Relocated
- 08/31/17--00:53: Evangelism and Politics
- 09/03/17--01:28: Power Assymetries
- 09/10/17--01:06: Limits of Government Power
- 09/30/17--00:18: Democrat’s Self Sabotage
- 10/20/17--00:22: Moving the Political Battle to the Courts
- 12/14/17--17:10: Sex and Power
- 12/31/17--13:58: Policy vs Culture
- 01/18/18--07:36: Fake News Irony
from Selena Zito, Why the generation after millennials will vote Republican “They are not as impressed with fame — celebrities, athletes, politicians — as are their predecessors, since fame in their lifetime has become rather easy to obtain with social media and reality TV,” Brauer added. Generation Z is diverse. They are only 55 percent white [...]
from Sarah Hoyt, Poor Darlings: It’s not what they think they’re doing. Like deluded missionaries for a doomsday cult, they think they’re fighting for paradise. Of which more later, and which is why you should pity them. But it is what they’re doing: biting the hand that feeds them, pulling up the planks from under [...]
From Ted Van Dyk at The Wall Street Journal, The Democrats’ Biggest Problem Is Cultural: The Democratic voter exodus began in 1968 when millions of traditional blue-collar and middle-income voters moved to Republican Richard Nixon or third-party candidate George Wallace, a Democratic former governor of Alabama. Alienated by street and campus riots and disorder, these [...]
How the Democrats Lost the White Working Class- Book review of White Working Class by Joan Williams- reviewed by Joe Queenan in Barron’s: “The working class…has been asked to swallow a lot of economic pain, while elites have focused on noneconomic issues,” Williams writes. Elsewhere in the book, she adds, “During an era when wealthy [...]
Mark Lilla is a committed Democrat who admonishes his party for the its descent into Identity Politics in The Once and Future Liberal- After Identity Politics Up until the 1960s, those active in liberal and progressive politics were drawn largely from the working class or farm communities, and were formed in local political clubs or on [...]
Mark Lilla is a committed Democrat who admonishes his party for the its descent into Identity Politics in The Once and Future Liberal- After Identity Politics The paradox of identity liberalism is that it paralyzes the capacity to think and act in a way that would actually accomplish the things it professes to want. It [...]
from Scientific American, The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism- The roots of the current campus madness, by Michael Shermer: The intellectual battlefields today are on college campuses, where students’ deep convictions about race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation and their social justice antipathy toward capitalism, imperialism, racism, white privilege, misogyny and “cissexist heteropatriarchy” have bumped up against [...]
Mark Lilla is a committed Democrat who admonishes his party for the its descent into Identity Politics in The Once and Future Liberal- After Identity Politics But every catechism tends over time to become rigid and formulaic, until it eventually becomes detached from social reality. Which is exactly what happened to American liberalism in the 1970s. [...]
Mark Lilla is a committed Democrat who admonishes his party for its descent into Identity Politics in The Once and Future Liberal- After Identity Politics The only adversary left is ourselves. And we have mastered the art of self-sabotage. At a time when we liberals need to speak in a way that convinces people from very [...]
Mark Lilla is a committed Democrat who admonishes his party for the its descent into Identity Politics in The Once and Future Liberal- After Identity Politics Distrust of the legislative process and increased reliance on the courts to achieve their goals also detached liberal Democratic elites from a wider base. To pass legislation you need to [...]
This leads to the true motivation. This is about sexual abuse, but sex is just the instrument. The motivation is the ultimate aphrodisiac: power. These abusers on the left and the right indicate they can not be trusted with power. Their thrill is the use of power.
Rambunctious rhetoric can damage a position. So can the abuse and weaponization of institutions that require trust to function. Obama's abuse of the IRS for political purposes, and the possible politicization of the FBI stand to cause far more damage than Trump's reckless tweets, bullying tactics, and idle threats.
In the past the media had lost respect because they were in a bubble and the world they reported did not match the experience of many of the readers and viewers. The election of Donald Trump incited such a rage that they abandoned all precedence of journalistic integrity as long as the outrage of the day fit their narrative. Their bias became obvious and crippling.