Category Archives: Politics

One Reason The Last Decade Has Been So Uniquely Stupid

Jonathan Haidt had a piece on the Alantic on social media’s effects on culture called “Why the Past Ten Years of American Life Have Been So Uniquely Stupid.” It got a lot of attention, although one portion of it is … Continue reading

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Should Political Parties Support Independents?

On a discussion forum, there was an argument about British politics and the strength of the Scottish Nationalist Party, which led to questions of whether something like that could work in America. The United States sometimes has a history of … Continue reading

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I Think I Need To Watch Letterkenny

The Youtube algorithm recommended this scene from the sitcom Letterkenny in which a Women’s Studies Professor has the attention of rural Canadian men. The Youtube algorithm was certainly correct in the assumption that I would enjoy this.

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Nancy Pelosi Did A Bad Thing

There’s something Nancy Pelosi did recently that makes me wonder why no one is calling for her to be fired. It has also gotten very little attention. This was in a San Francisco Chronicle piece about concerns of Dianne Feinstein’s … Continue reading

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We came really close to an electoral college tie

It seems underappreciated how close we came to a 269-269 electoral tie. Biden’s margin in Georgia was 0.23% (11,779 votes) His margin in Arizona was 0.31% (10,457 votes) and his margin in Wisconsin was 0.63% (20,682 votes.) A national swing … Continue reading

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Running Against Kamala Harris

There have been quite a few stories about Kamala Harris’ low approval ratings. This is relevant with someone obviously set up as the future of the party. Don Winslow, and aothers, have called the criticism racist and misogynistic, without clarifying … Continue reading

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Alex Haley VS An American Neo-Nazi

A twitter link on Alex Haley’s response to the racist George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi party, got me thinking that that would be an interesting movie. And then I learned that it was already done, with James … Continue reading

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The Courageous Conversations Compass

I came across something interesting in a Professional Development event a while back: the Courageous Conversations Compass. It was used as a method of talking about race. Something I’ve recognized before is how people can talk past one another, and … Continue reading

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Dishonesty as a virtue

Years ago, I read The 48 Rules of Power. My brothers got it for me as a Christmas gift, since I like to write stories about powerful people, and they figured this would provide advice for stories about successful assholes. … Continue reading

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This Should Be a Movie

Once upon a time it was controversial to suggest that doctors should wash their hands. The Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis was the first to advocate for the need for this. It did not end well. So Semmelweis hypothesized that there were … Continue reading

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