We’re just waiting on the results.
Monthly Archive: September 2016
“Woman like Donald Trump because safety and security is important to them,” she tells me later, after the convention. For Morgan, the true threat to America isn’t Muslim extremism, it’s Islam itself. “What do you say about a religion where, if you’re devout enough, you want to kill people? Islam isn’t a religion. It’s a theocracy, and it has no place in America.”
Like some other notable Trump supporters, Morgan hopes to use this “Islam is not a religion” argument as a Hail Mary legal strategy to thread the religious liberty needle. If the very act of being Muslim is cleaved from any notions of faith, they reason, then there can be no first amendment protections. If Islam is not a religion, then a Muslim family living in your neighborhood is no different than a crack house or strip club. They’re just a seductive, pernicious danger to be legislated away by the God-fearing. To most registered women voters, these views are beyond extreme. But to most of the women passionate about the Donald, Morgan is preaching to the choir.
“The women who support Donald Trump care first and foremost about their family’s safety,” Melissa Deckman explained to me the week before I left for Cleveland. Deckman is Chair of the Political Science Department at Washington College, and the author of the book Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right. “They see immigrants and Muslims extremists as very real threats, and they’re looking for someone to protect them. What’s more, they correctly perceive that there their country is changing, and they see that as a threat.”
This Week: Cities, Matriculation, Wildlife, Crime, and War!
Two kinds of people:
1. Gets to airport 5 hours early and says “OH MY GOSH WE JUST MADE IT”
2. Gets to airport 20 minutes before takeoff and asks “where’s the gift shop?”
Things you probably didn’t know your tax dollars were doing: paying airline workers previously proven to perjure themselves to spy on you.
Not one of which is, “You know, that Jim Cramer is really on to something.”
Alfred Olango died after taking his hands out of his pockets at the request of officers who then shot him for doing so. He was unarmed.
Politics! US politics, British-Turkish politics, and pigeon flock politics.
Lincoln Journal Star: NU president defends players’ right to kneel following critical comments from regent
Nebraska's Michael Rose-Ivey with a powerful statement in today's press conference. Says fans told him he should "be hung before the anthem" pic.twitter.com/NJjEMnUYhd — Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) September 26, 2016 As more criticism was...
A debate heavy on personality and light on policy, with some surprising oversights and some agreements that in any other election cycle would be surprising to note.
Europe, America, and elsewhere…
We knew it would eventually come to this. It had to. And now, here it is. Also, what Burt Likko plans do be doing during the debate, and chances are, you’re going to be jealous of him when you learn it.
Business, economics, capitalism, stuff like that.
It’s difficult for Fernandez to remember much of the days that followed, but he does remember the boat — towering and luxurious, far more than their group required. He remembers the waves pounding the...
Many Indians have found solace in Rand’s philosophy, despite the fact that India’s political tradition is a far cry from the Objectivist ideal. In fact, Mitra’s collection emerged from a 50-year attempt to create...
Don’t worry… your money is as safe with me as it is with Wells Fargo.
Frank Miller said “there are 50 different ways to do Batman and they all work”
So here’s a look at one of the other 49.
Daily Mail: ‘I committed the biggest mistake of my life watching this video’: Clueless iPhone 7 owners destroy new handsets after YouTube prank dupes them into DRILLING their own headphone jack
While the majority of viewers were not taken in by the wind-up video, which has been viewed more than 8 million times, some have been left scratching their heads after their destructive DIY adjustment...