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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America
I just finished reading Chris Arnade's Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America . There's so much that's impressive abo...
Monday, April 13, 2020
Pandemic Writing...Plus Some Sharp Pointy Things
Recently Amazon Publishing posted a video we did about writing during the pandemic (embedded below). It was a lot of fun and people seem t...
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Why Biden is Down and Sanders is Up
A theory: A year ago, Biden was polling nationally in first place. But a significant amount of his support was coming from people who sup...
Friday, February 14, 2020
Last night I attended a screening of the documentary Eminent Monsters: A Manual for Modern Torture . This is a horrifying account of how va...
Sunday, February 09, 2020
Not long ago I wrote a blog post about how the best way to talk about socialism was to not talk about socialism . This Nathan Robinson arti...
Friday, January 31, 2020
The Best Way to Talk About Socialism is to Not Talk About Socialism
Updated Below Why do most discussions of socialism shed so much heat and so little light? Because they’re about socialism! A word that h...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Phoniness and Electability
Updated Below In September 2015—over a year before Trump was elected president—Rula Jebreal wrote what I think is still one of the most i...
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