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Mark of New Jersey

Mark is a Founding Editor of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, the predecessor of Ordinary Times.

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  1. Avatar Will
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    Does Mark Steyn really need another fucking platform? I mean, really?Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Will
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      @Will, Mark Steyn, at least, can be entertaining.

      I saw John Yoo and went apoplectic.Report

      • Avatar Mark Thompson in reply to Jaybird
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        @Jaybird, Believe it or not, this is actually one of the things I like about the site – yeah it has Yoo and Steyn, both of whom I hold in extraordinarily low esteem. But the fact is that they are both very not only very much representative of the conservative mainstream, they are effectively point men for the conservative mainstream on their specialty issues. What Ricochet does is to put them in a forum where their views can be readily challenged and subjected to scrutiny and where there is a strong incentive for them to respond without hiding behind a bunch of straw men.

        This kind of a forum is thus one of the best ways of which I can think where one can ever hope to actually persuade mainstream conservatives to move in a different direction. Of course, the price of that is the risk that the mainstream conservatives will simply wind up moving their conservative leaning critics back towards the conservative mainstream. I view that as a risk entirely worth taking.Report

  2. Avatar Matthew Schmitz
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    Nevermind the politics for a second. I’m confused about Ricochet’s design and purpose. I understood it was meant to be some new-fangled new media contraption, but from what I can tell it is simply a blog that grants commenting privileges only to subscribers. Correct? If so, this is probably better than any more complicated scheme would have been.Report

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