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Sensible Politics

October 06th, 2016 by G.

In a country like ours, where politics is organized by party, parties are organized by ideological principles, but those ideological principles tend to align with demographic categories, we see three types of political strategies. (more…)

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October 06th, 2016 06:59:34

None of the above

August 10th, 2016 by Vader

I have always thought that withholding a vote on principle was also a legitimate way of voting.
— Thus Carl Anderson
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August 10th, 2016 09:13:40

Election ’16

August 03rd, 2016 by Vader

In a nutshell:

It is difficult to overstate the perversity of what has transpired this year. The loathsomeness of the candidate on one side helped fuel the support of a loathsome candidate on the other side, and box out any serious third-party alternative. The result is two small groups of extreme partisans fighting on behalf of horrible candidates, and a sea of voters in between disheartened by two miserable options. And that dissatisfaction is all but guaranteed to continue for the next four years, whatever the outcome in November.
–Thus Ian Tuttle
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August 03rd, 2016 08:01:14

Our War of the Roses

July 28th, 2016 by Vader

In the great contest between the House of Trump and the House of Clinton, sensible patriots are rooting for casualties.

— Thus Kevin D. Williamson

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July 28th, 2016 08:59:47

Hammer, meet nail

June 08th, 2016 by Vader

Conservatism is in crisis because few still believe in the rational and color-blind rule of law — because there is not enough genuine American liberalism left to conserve.

— thus Ralph Hancock.

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June 08th, 2016 12:07:50

The Decline of the American Republic

May 26th, 2016 by Patrick Henry

Peter Thiel’s takedown of Gawker, along with Gawker itself, are troubling indicators of the growing weaponization of American civil life.

Towards the end of the Republic, the Roman courts were also struggles for existence, where politics was carried on by other means and to the hilt.

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May 26th, 2016 10:20:22

Palpatine pledges

May 23rd, 2016 by Vader

That, if elected as President, his inaugural address will be a reasonable facsimile of this.

Or at least a palimpsest.

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May 23rd, 2016 09:16:44

Angina Monologue 30

May 23rd, 2016 by Vader

His Majesty was playing marbles with the cats this morning.


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May 23rd, 2016 05:24:46

The Yudkowsky-Moore Law

May 02nd, 2016 by Vader

Every eighteen months, the minimum IQ necessary to destroy the world drops by one point.

Sadly, it has an equally alarming corollary.

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May 02nd, 2016 10:10:20


April 05th, 2016 by Patrick Henry

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April 05th, 2016 14:40:38

Totalitarianism, in a nutshell

April 04th, 2016 by Vader

“I don’t believe in charities …”

It’s not the stormtroopers per se. They’re just the means to an end. That end is the destruction of civil society to make room for Leviathan.

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April 04th, 2016 08:46:21

Another Take on Trump

March 27th, 2016 by Bookslinger

Scott Adams has the best explanation of Trump that I’ve read. Adams has been mostly accurate in his predictions too.


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March 27th, 2016 16:30:02

The worst part of this election season

March 23rd, 2016 by Vader

Is how many of my interactions online, even with old friends with whom I usually agree, have become testy.

It is very tempting to withdraw into my meditation chamber and not come out until December.

But that won’t pay the bills, so I remind myself that there is no salvation in politics.

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March 23rd, 2016 13:22:39

Angina Monologue 29

March 21st, 2016 by Vader

His Majesty didn’t come to breakfast the other day.


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March 21st, 2016 14:08:46

Trump and free trade

March 15th, 2016 by Vader

It is now a commonplace that Trump has attracted a following only because there is a lot of legitimate anger out there.


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March 15th, 2016 10:59:06