Monthly Archives: February 2020

Realignment Blues

Fenster writes: At the risk of tossing out an oxymoron, here is an excellent article from Vox: What Donald Trump gets about the electorate, by Lee Drutman.  The very title seems out of place in Vox in that it gives … Continue reading

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Notes on “Edge of Darkness”

Fenster writes: I just got around to seeing Edge of Darkness, a 2010 film starring Mel Gibson as a cop out to avenge the murder of his daughter.  It had been on my list for some time since it is … Continue reading

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VDH on our Deplorable Elites

Fenster writes: Victor Davis Hanson pens a characteristically sane and sober column on elite disparagement of the masses.  He starts with Mike Bloomberg, who when at Oxford several years ago dismissed farming, ancient and modern. He lectured that agriculture was … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Distractions

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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In Vain Did the Opponents Urge That This Was Irregular

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In Pennsylvania the proceedings connected with the ratification were precipitous and narrowly escaped being irregular. Before it was known that Congress would even transmit the Constitution to the states for their consideration, George Clymer, who had … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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The “Comfort” of Conspiracy Theories

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A common objection to conspiracy theories is that the worldview that conspiracy theories reflects is more psychologically comforting than the actual reality. The objection goes something like this, “You think that X event was the result of … Continue reading

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