Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Andrew Dice Clay in 1987

Paleo Retiree writes: (Do NOT play this video if you’re at work. It’s about as NSFW and un-PC as can possibly be.) Andrew Dice Clay in his prime makes the very daring Bill Burr, my current favorite comedian, look sheepish and apologetic. … Continue reading

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How “Liberal” Is the Climate on College Campuses?

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Some interesting comments on the PC university from civil liberties lawyer Harvey Silverglate. I’m fond of pointing out how completely the “sticks and stones” rhyme has been replaced by . . . whatever rhyme is employed by … Continue reading

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“Cheers” Star in the News

Fenster writes: The ex-Cheers star and perenially overweight/overwrought actress is back in the news, this time making claims that the overweight/overwrought New Jersey Governor knew about the lane closures at the GW Bridge. That’s what the headline says, anyway, though … Continue reading

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Going Deep

Fenster writes: David Brooks is more open than the next pundit to considering the world in terms that go beyond the political, and to endorse the notion that while culture and politics are symbiotic, the former often trumps the latter. … Continue reading

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Political Post Du Jour

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“Carlos the Jackal”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In “Carlos the Jackal” Olivier Assayas trains his restless intelligence on the subject of international leftism. In its complete form the work is over five hours long, and though it’s split into three feature-length episodes, it retains a … Continue reading

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Fear Factor

Glynn Marshes writes: I find this heartening. In an op-ed on France for the LA Times, Pascal Bruckner cites fear as one of the most significant factor’s in that country’s unsettling decline. For the French have become afraid of everything: … Continue reading

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Because They Could

Sax von Stroheim writes: The sedentary lifestyle of farming allowed a vast elaboration of material culture. Food, shelter, and artifacts no longer had to be portable. Births could be spaced closer together, since mothers didn’t have to continuously carry small … Continue reading

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Replacing the Banking System

epiminondas writes: It’s no secret that many of us have a visceral dislike of bankers and banking. And some of us have fantasized about burning down a few banks…along with the bankers inside. As an alternative to such delights, here is … Continue reading

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Blowhard, Esq. writes: While Miami has the largest number of surviving Art Deco buildings of any place in the world, the number 2 city on the list might surprise you. Back here, I toured some Art Deco buildings in downtown … Continue reading

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