Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

I am outpolling Hillary Clinton.

July 23rd, 2014 by Vader

His Majesty is not amused.

I have not yet made a decision on whether to run in 2016.

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July 23rd, 2014 11:11:48

The most fundamental question in politics

July 23rd, 2014 by Vader

Would you rather live in a 1000 square foot house where everyone else’s was 800, or a 1200 square foot house where everyone else’s was 1400?

–Daniel Hannan

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July 23rd, 2014 09:14:37

Statesmen, not Policies

July 09th, 2014 by Man SL

This is one of the most intelligent analyses of politics I’ve read in a while. Excerpt:

So the question isn’t (or at least isn’t exclusively), “How do we produce more effective policies?” It’s, “How do we produce men of judgment who will be wise stewards of those policies?” It’s, “How do we produce good statesmen?” The first question is the central preoccupation of the centrally managed state that we live under. The second two are versions of quandaries about the future of the polis that stretch all the way back to ancient Greece, all but forgotten

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July 09th, 2014 15:33:45

Satan is a liberal.

June 27th, 2014 by Bookslinger

Thus Matt Walsh.

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June 27th, 2014 06:29:42

A political taxonomy

June 19th, 2014 by Vader

From a recent conversation I had with His Majesty:

CLASSICAL CONSERVATIVE:  People are idiots.

CLASSICAL LIBERAL: Most people are not idiots.

MODERN LIBERAL: Most people are idiots.

MODERN CONSERVATIVE: Most people are not idiots most of the time, but all people are idiots some of the time.

LIBERTARIAN: Idiots are not people.

PALPATINE: Most politicians are idiots.

Rather cynical, as is His Majesty’s wont, but with a bit of the sting of truth, I think.

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June 19th, 2014 14:18:42

Efficiency: A Poem

June 02nd, 2014 by Vader

The rule of law, in complex times,
Has proved itself deficient.
We much prefer the rule of men!
It’s vastly more efficient.

– Thus R.W. Grant

Only under the rule of men is it possible to find new ways to motivate Death Star construction crews.

Which is more efficient, Heaven or Hell?

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June 02nd, 2014 09:54:16

Don Montoya, call your office

May 23rd, 2014 by Vader

I was listening to NPR this morning.   (more…)

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May 23rd, 2014 09:40:10

The American public discourse

May 18th, 2014 by Vader

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May 18th, 2014 13:28:40

Putting some rumors to bed

May 10th, 2014 by Vader

It seems appropriate at this time to solemnly declare that, notwithstanding ugly rumors to the contrary, I am not Dick Cheney.

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May 10th, 2014 19:04:23

Electing a New People

April 15th, 2014 by G.

First as farce, then as fact.

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April 15th, 2014 15:16:54

The Logic of Perpetual Immigration

March 31st, 2014 by Man SL

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March 31st, 2014 00:33:35

Politics and Diction

March 22nd, 2014 by Inigo Montoya

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March 22nd, 2014 14:56:05

Today is National No Idea Is So Stupid Congress Can’t Make It Stupider Day

March 09th, 2014 by Vader

Daylight savings goes into effect today. In case you hadn’t noticed.

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March 09th, 2014 16:41:05

Why Competitive Federalism (and Immigration) Don’t Work

March 03rd, 2014 by G.

The way you turn states from red to purple is to make blue states so intolerable that a lot of people flee them for red states. Then those voters stupidly vote for the same disastrous policies in their new homes.

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March 03rd, 2014 09:15:55

A modest hypothesis

February 23rd, 2014 by Vader

The Church teaches that the Church is not about politics. The Church proclaims its political neutrality.

Yet the Church is widely perceived as a right-wing organization.

To the question, “Why does the Church seem to be right-wing”, the usual answer offered in the Bloggernacle is that the Church leaders are old, right-wing men.

Because I believe the Church is sincere in its pronouncements, I propose an alternate hypothesis.

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February 23rd, 2014 22:31:17