Category: Politics

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Idiocy, One-Third

Burt Likko nearly cheats on his abstention vows.

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Unfit Comments

I can’t help but gloat at the meteoric fall of the man who thought fighting teacher unions was akin to taking on ISIS.

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Skipping The Summer Reading

This essay is about reading gay porn before class. And it resurrects an Ideological Outrage Of The Day from 2012. And a graphic novel. And striking out romantically. And Richard Dawkins.

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Questions From the Headlines

When headline writers use questions, Burt Likko answers them. Briefly, completely, and unabashedly expressing his own opinion. Ten questions about politics, the business of news, news of business, and grizzly bears.

169

Cooler Than Lukewarm

Looking for suggestions in the decidedly unlikely event of lunch with a member of Congress.

73

Appealing To A Certain Demographic

If we live in the age of the politics of personality, then perhaps litigation offers a window to a candidate’s embittered, unpleasant soul.

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And They’re Off!

A snapshot of a crowded campaign, taken right as the gate opens.

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A Prime Opportunity For Resolution Is At Hand

The wisdom of a sports movie and the insight of a litigator show that the best time is now — right now — for the nation to reconcile some of its deep social fissures.

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Memo from the American Whig Party

The Republican Party is not the American Whig Party, but its successes–and eventual failure–offer some useful lessons worth considering.

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Book Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

In a sense, it is the perfect speculative fiction novel, even as it pays unspoken homage to a similarly-themed book by very different authors from thirty-eight years ago.

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Walker’s Education

Criticizing Scott Walker for not having completed his college degree may or may not be elitist. Because something is elitist, however, doesn’t make it invalid. So is it valid? Will Truman considers…

21

Bowing Out

Wow, first the Fat Boys break up and now this.