Tag Archives: Politics

The Golden Age of Bullshit

Via Legal Insurrection, a review of On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend … Continue reading

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Remember when Democrats hated one-party rule?

Americans’ Preference Shifts Toward One-Party Government A record-high 38% of Americans prefer that the same party control the presidency and Congress, while a record-low 23% say it would be better if the president and Congress were from different parties and … Continue reading

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Peering into an uncertain future

Walter Russell Mead: But for people who are more interested in shaping the future, it’s important to grasp that this is one of those times when politics feels more important than usual but in fact matters less. The status quo … Continue reading

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It’s da rulz!

Rick Moran: The Rules Fight Food Fight Any hope that Mitt Romney might have had that the Ron Paul faction of the Republican Party would mind their P’s and Q’s during his coronation at the GOP convention has come a … Continue reading

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How should you vote?

(This started as a comment at Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy on a post referring to Lola-at-Large’s post this morning.) Lola spent a lot of time and thought on her decision to endorse Mitt Romney. Was it well reasoned or merely rationalized? … Continue reading

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How much do we owe each other?

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in … Continue reading

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You can’t buff a turd

Zombie: The Little Blue Book: Quotations from Chairman Lakoff George Lakoff, Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at U.C. Berkeley — and highly regarded Democratic tactician — has just released his playbook for the 2012 election. Titled The Little Blue … Continue reading

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