Category: Politics

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Resonant Hobbes

  I have claimed before that civil society is a fragile thing. I’ll add to that that the more civil a society is the more fragile it is. By “civil” here I mean “be-stated”, and...

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ENDA’s Game

In which the necessity of a law is politically dismissed because of a massive public misunderstanding by a man with an eerily orange face.

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Thoughts on Double Down

I plowed through Double Down, which I recommend if you are one of the relative few who belong both to the set of people who like politics and the set of people who are not...

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Democrats need to get out of the Republicans’ way

It might not look like it, but Democrats are losing the government shutdown debate. The closer Congress gets to a deal, the less space there’ll be to negotiate when the next budget crisis comes knocking.

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The 10 Biggest Lies Being Told About the Government Shutdown

If you’ve been listening to cable news, talk radio or your local Republican Congressman talk about our current government shutdown, chances are that much or all of what you’ve heard is a lie. Here is a list of the ten biggest whoppers being floated today.

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Wishes Won’t Change the GOP

No, the GOP won’t change because of losing an election. They will change when moderates and independents give a damn.

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Nazism is Dead, Long Live Marx

I recently wrote about how radical intellectuals are treated as ipso facto irresponsible or abhorrent in middlebrow American ideas magazines where little comprehension of their thought is even attempted. I was talking about the liberal-ish...

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Paul Wells on Keystone, Barack Obama and Stephen Harper

At Maclean’s, Paul Wells looks at President Obama’s talk about the Keystone pipeline, as well as Prime Minster Harper’s actions, to try to determine just what the hell the PM is up to. Over at Politico...

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A good idea packaged wrong

President Obama is looking to strike another deal, using the corporate tax rate as a bargaining chip, but is this really the way to get economic growth?

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What Mitt Romney Meant

A new Economist piece sheds light on whether or not Romney’s 2012 rhetoric was as plastic as it seemed.