Monthly Archives: December 2015

Sympathy for the (blue-eyed) devil

Kentucky voters who supported Republican Matt Bevin in his race for Governor began to recognize a sickening reality in the weeks after the election. Many of them had effectively voted away their access to health care. Stories about these voters

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Race and the ‘Middle Class’

“Many governments have been founded upon the principle of the subordination and serfdom of certain classes…Our system commits no such violation of nature’s laws…With us, all of the white race, however high or low, rich or poor, are equal in

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1957

In quiet suburbs white children played on the lawn with Hula Hoops and Slinkies. Teenagers visited the soda shop for a chaste night out. Mothers had dinner on the table when dad came home from work. Elvis Presley and Marilyn

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Income Inequality: Missing the Big Picture

Across a large swath of both the left and right this notion has become so accepted that it is treated as self-evident: a tiny percentage of very rich Americans are reaping all the rewards of global capitalism while the rest

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Link roundup, 12/18/15

I intended to put together a simple little post about the recent Pew Research Center report on the shrinking middle class, then I waded into the data. This is going to take more time and thought. So for now, here’s

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Link roundup, 12/15/15

From the Washington Post: This is what happens when the Arctic warms twice as fast as the rest of the plant From the Basic Income Network: A detailed look at Finland’s plans to experiment with a basic income From CNN:

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Holiday book list

Maybe there’s a certain political nerd on your list this year, or you’re just looking for a good read over the holidays. Naturally, The Politics of Crazy should be at the top of your list for them, but here are

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Now for some good news

Hearing Donald Trump blather on in a 24 hour repeating loop can be depressing, but don’t let it distract you. Far more important things are happening in the world beyond politics and they are fantastically hopeful. This is an amazing

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The GOP crackup may be starting

Rep. David Jolly, a Florida Republican Congressman who wants to replace Marco Rubio in the Senate, took to the House floor yesterday to call on Trump to drop out. Leaders of the state party in all three of the early

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Posted in Election 2016, Republican Party, Uncategorized

The Politics of Crazy in paperback

The people have spoken and paper still rules. The Politics of Crazy is now available in a paperback format at this link. For those who haven’t read it, here are a few older posts that touch on some of the

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