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Speckalatin’

Fenster speckalates: 1. Trump did not unearth a hidden majority–only a large and neglected minority. The Dems could have found a way to reach out to him over common issues but instead adopted a scorched earth policy. There were solid … Continue reading

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Open v. Closed

Fenster writes: Cheers! The Economist is willing to acknowledge that there are limits to the open border concept! Few people support entirely open societies: it would be perverse, for example, to allow Ebola victims to cross borders unimpeded. Actually, though, … Continue reading

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Note to M—, on Brooksie

Fenster writes: Dear M—–, You and I have an ongoing dialogue going over David “Brooksie” Brooks.  I was once a fan, especially on his culture stuff.  Even second-rate Tom Wolfe can be excellent, and Brooks often was.  And he can … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: A level-headed look at science and equality, boys and girls. Some sense about that transgender-or-not? teen case in Ohio. Steve Sailer wonders how woke Broadway will make the stage version of “Pretty Woman.” In England, a teacher … Continue reading

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Guns Again

Fenster writes: In The Nation, Katha Pollitt suggests that in a new generation the NRA may have finally met its match.  Could be.  A spate of recent polls indicate a spike in support for some kind of action.  If those … Continue reading

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Zero Days and Russian Meddling

Fenster writes: If you haven’t seen Alex Gibney’s excellent 2016 documentary Zero Days you should.  If you have you will recall it recounts good, bad and ugly aspects of cyberwarfare as practiced by America on others, and the risks of … Continue reading

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Wonton Speculation

Fenster writes: Citizenship increasingly resembles a night at the movies.  Better yet, an obscure foreign art film without subtitles.  Better yet, a foreign miniseries with multiple plot lines and seasons, each uncertain climax leading us not to clarity but to … Continue reading

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