Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Linkage: Special Jackie/Sabrina/Rolling Stone Edition

Paleo Retiree writes: I’ve been an avid follower of the U.Va “gang-rape at a frat house” imbroglio since Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s article first appeared in Rolling Stone’s Dec. 2014 issue. When I gave the story a read it took only a couple … Continue reading

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Linkage: Whiteness is the Worst Edition

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Yesterday The Independent published an anonymous article entitled “White Men Should Never Hold Elected Positions In British Universities Again.” It appears they have taken it down, but someone at reddit helpfully preserved this charming bit lefty self-flagellation: University is … Continue reading

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Coke Is It!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One thing the United States continues to lead the world in is innovative soda packaging. Would you like glass, plastic, or aluminum? Bottles, cans, mini-cans, or mini-bottles? Single serve, 6-pack, 8-pack, 12-pack, or 20-pack? All of these photographed … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin': Human Rights

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It’s funny how, in the past thirty years or so, same-sex marriage has gone from something obviously ridiculous — something even the vast majority of gays had zero desire for — to an undisputed universal human right supported … Continue reading

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Prigs Against Private Imagination

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A UK group calling itself 50 Shades Is Abuse, “the original campaign to raise awareness that the 50 Shades of Grey series romanticises domestic abuse,” isn’t too happy about the movie adaptation opening this week: “We want to … Continue reading

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Back to … the Marshall McLuhan Future

Glynn Marshes writes: A couple days ago, University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds, a.k.a. the blogger Instapundit, penned a column for USA Today titled “Politicians benefit from American tribal warfare.” Tribalism, Reynolds writes, “is the default state of humanity.” … Continue reading

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“Straight White Men”

Paleo Retiree writes: When I saw that NYC’s Public Theater was presenting a show entitled “Straight White Men,” my interest was piqued, to say the least. Since the Public has long been one of the city’s foremost purveyors of Politically Correct theater, I … Continue reading

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