Category Archives: Politics

Political Beliefs

I wrote this elsewhere, but I’m rather proud of it. I suppose it’s a companion to the one on religion. The following are some of my political beliefs. On fiscal issues, I think the government should spend money efficiently, in … Continue reading

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When People Should Be Kicked Out of the Academy

Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is probably the right move. Now, there are calls to kick out some others, with references to Academy members Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen … Continue reading

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A Weird hashtag

There’s some concern online about a really dumb hashtag (#gasthesynagogue), a nasty response to a situation in St Louis in which protesters fled the police and were often protection in a synagogue. Haaretz has a piece on this. Looking at … Continue reading

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Thursday Throwback: What was the point of the Veepstakes chase?

NBC has an article about the efforts of various news organizations to find out who Mitt Romney’s running mate would be before he announced that it was going to be Paul Ryan. They also described Paul Ryan’s efforts to mislead news … Continue reading

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Did President Trump Say Finland and Russia Have Gotten Along For 100 Years? Nope.

Yesterday, there was a comment on twitter on something stupid President Trump allegedly said about Russia and Finland. James Oliphant, a White House correspondent for Reuters, posted the following. Trump said Russia and Finland have gotten along for “a hundred … Continue reading

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If Obama was white

A common accusation from the left is that President Obama was targeted because of his race. Lee Siegel’s op-ed piece in the New York Times a few years ago was one example, suggesting that Romney was doing well because he is the … Continue reading

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Political Stars of the 2020s

There was a discussion on a political message board about who the political stars for the 2020s might be. Before considering that question, it seems pertinent to work backwards to see what 2010s stars were doing a decade earlier. In the … Continue reading

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