Tag Archives: progressives

Advance to Barbarism, A Continuing Series

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As soon as I heard about the fire at Notre Dame, I said to friends that two things would happen: 1) this would kick off a decade of political wrangling over what to do about the damaged structure, … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Shape of Water” (2017)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In this interview with Matt Zoller Seitz, writer-director Guillermo del Toro says, “Every film is a political film.” After the rock-’em-sock-’em robots of PACIFIC RIM and the Gothic reverie of CRIMSON PEAK, del Toro (along with co-writer … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: His reading ran the gamut, from radical progressive to moderate progressive, along with the occasional conservative progressive to ensure that all sides were heard from. — Aaron Haspel

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Quote Du Jour: The Most Useless and Unproductive of All Forms of Reflection

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It is the natural result of the whig historian’s habits of mind and his attitude to history — though it is not a necessary consequence of his actual method — that he should be interested in the promulgation … Continue reading

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Scalia’s Sore Winners

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I spent a good part of the weekend marveling at the lefty reaction to Antonin Scalia‘s unexpected death. Did your Facebook feed shamelessly explode with unrestrained celebration too? There are few things more grotesque than watching a bunch … Continue reading

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Insanity Linkage

Blowhard, Esq. writes: You ever get the feeling that everyone has gone crazy? White girls stealing pumpkin spice is racist cultural appropriation. The University of Vermont holds a retreat for whites to self-flaggelate critically examine their privilege. The gender of Star … Continue reading

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Proggy Bullshit Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Because in the wake of Islamic terrorism nothing is more important than fending off Islamophobia, the experts at ThinkProgress would like to remind us that ISIS aren’t really Muslims: Indeed, even from the viewpoint of a casual observer, … Continue reading

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