Can a responsible citizen refuse to take a side?
If we need a clearer definition of our mission – as I think we do – we could do worse for a starting point than “Negation of Trump,” but that thought also implies that it’s significantly our fault that Trumpism is on the verge of taking over the universe…
As we approach the last Republican Debate before Super Tuesday, it’s “reap just what you sow” day from the Left across the Center and all points beyond the movement conservative right.
In times such as these, party loyalty raises the question of what a party is at all in America 2016 – or at least what it means to be a Republican, if Trump is one, and potentially the standard-bearer.
Jeff B/DDHQ’s ACTUAL “expectations” reality for SC/NV for Ds and Rs
If any of you human beings have anything to say on the major uptick in use of these commenting features, please let me know. The spiders and robots don’t answer questions directly.
Libertarianism and the Left, and the more general problem for metaphysically individualist liberalism.
Place your bets. Curse your fates. State your true druthers. Make new fearless predictions. Pretend you knew all along how things’d turn out. Vape ’em if you got ’em.
…so seize the Super Sunday!
“Every candidate has an interest in attacking at least one opponent. Top tier candidates need a strong showing in the state, while lower-tier candidates have their very survival at stake. There is no longer cause for anybody to hold their fire.”
Iowoah? Iowoe? Iowetoldyaso? Iowon to New Hampshire!
Promise was that I Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver…
Coates vs Sanders… and Lincoln
Dan and Roland and Jay from Brooklyn fersure, or as close to fersure as this world allows, promise to tweet y’all through this here ruckus.
If we are willing to admit that there are social and political problems that we do not yet seem to have solved, then an examination of other-than-democratist and other-than-modernist thought may not be merely interesting to a few, but useful for the many, or even necessary.
The cinematic rather than merely narrative objective of Star Wars VII is to persuade by being overwhelmingly Star Wars VII.
This long “awesome” post on the 2106 race ventures far into theory and speculation in order to return back to where the intuitions of many political observers begin.
Those without Twitter accounts, probably watching if at all on semi-functional console TVs adapted for digital over-the-air, inherited from your grandparents, are welcome to participate in the open thread.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren may still keep alive the embers of Old Left workerism, and the latter is still barely detectable in traditional Democratic Party rhetoric and residual connections to organized labor, but in American politics today class conflict as the engine of history seems now to be a concept mainly of the Right.
“There is more than enough for ‘ordinary people’ (and we’re all ordinary people) to do…”
Did the poopstika ever exist in 3-dimensional reality? Top Persons are delving into the matter…
If there is a politics or collective “view of the site” currently detectable at OT, it is not, I believe, an especially “conservative” one, but rather a committed but weak and diffuse left “liberaltarianism” – though left liberal-dominated in the comment threads.
To be implemented as soon as this weekend…
I think the same evil media forces anointing Carly! and blowing up her balloon have a sheaf of needles at the ready, but what matters infotainmentwise now (or all that matters, really) is that everyone is bored of Trump…
Comments Since Last Visit Highlighting (Thread-Specific) – Preserve As-New Formatting for Limited Time – Show Number of New Comments – Go To New Comments – Scroll Through New Comments – Show New Comments Only – Sort Ascending/Descending – Mark All Read (Start New Session)
Everything you know is wrong, and everything you like is evil and harmful. Did you see that thing? What a thing that thing is! America is pretty great. America is pretty bad. [ ] are pathetic, but you – you’re pretty darn terrific. Commenting on blogs is a complete waste of time. Everyone should support web developers financially to the very limit of ability to pay. RTod was right about something. This thing is/isn’t working.
Comment Snaking? The Unbounded Snake? WordPress Comments Ouroborosified? Still haven’t hit upon the just-right name, but she is here – the comment thread version of Santanico Pandemonium.
Not a radical change – yet.
Last night, while “menu surfing” on my cable box in On Demand zones, I discovered (news to me!) that there’s not only an El Rey Network, but a From Dusk Til Dawn series with an already completed first season.
…changes in how comments “new since last visit” are defined and displayed.
“AMERICA’S first woman president won last November by taking two large risks…”
Testing “Ajaxified Comments’ which may or may not be pretty darn terrific added to the main site.
New SOTD feature; enhanced Spoilerization; development blog in development; logical categories; more to come.
All will be revealed (if you want it that way).
“Chinese institutions are too outdated, too inflexible, too lacking in coordination to be of any use when the one thing the government can do—aggregate and direct flows of money—is undermined as a tool. The sell-off is similar to a bank run, in which each player’s only real motive is to capture as much of the value of his assets as possible before the whole edifice collapses.”