Today, everything is Politics

Suppose there were an anti-abortion NFL player. For him, abortion is killing innocents. So each time a touchdown is scored, he unfurls a sign that reads “Abortion is Murder!” Is that OK? The Dallas Cheerleaders display a sign during the national anthem , “Women earn 70% of what men earn in equivalent jobs!” Is that
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Worldwide Growth is Stagnating, and Everyone has a Theory.

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The central banks of the world are explaining worldwide economic stagnation on insufficient aggregate demand. For some reason people do not have enough money to buy things and drive the economy, or people are frightened and choose to save instead of consume. Their solution is lower interest rates, or negative interest rates, to make more
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Alt-Right is Asian and Jew Supremacist

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Contrary to official distortion, the Alt-Right ≠ White Supremacist.  As a matter of fact, from my research it appears the Alt-Right = Asian and Jewish Supremacy. The salient feature of Alt-Right belief appears to be that IQ tests measure something real, and that something has a high correlation with success in most fields, probably even in
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Is the White House Plagued by Leaks or Fake News

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Many are reporting that the White House is leaking like crazy and making it very difficult for the POTUS to get anything done. The leaks are always by unnamed sources, meaning that there is no way to confirm that there was a leaker or that the reported content was accurately represented. Quite simply, you are
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TrumpCare Fails!

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Big news: Obamacare is not replaced by Trumpcare. Do you really want one quarter of the economy and your ability to purchase lifesaving and life improving interventions managed by, designed by, and named after a politician who never delivered any health care or ran an insurance company? Washington had no computer policy yet IBM, Microsoft, and
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Liberté, égalité, fraternité

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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. Pick any two.

How Do We Spend for the Tax Increase?

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The new administration is talking about reducing business income taxes from the highest in the developed world to one of the lowest. Everywhere on the TV and in newspapers I see people (the establishment) asking how will we “pay for” the proposed tax reductions. Will it be a new value added tax? a border adjustment
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The Men Will Retire to the Library for Brandy and Cigars.

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Am I mistaken or was it not the norm in upper class households during the Victorian and post-Victorian era for the men and women to go to different rooms for after dinner conversation? The men’s conversations would be courser; the women’s more genteel. No cad of a man would subject women to the uncensored content
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Democratic Strategy

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Suppose your party’s candidate is going to lose the election in a landslide. What follows? A resounding mandate for the other side. Lots of effective policy from the office of the widely supported President. Why just sit and take it? One way to be a spoiler is to delegitimize the other candidate. I believe the
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Collectivism Sucks

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Thomas Szatz claimed that one of the ways people influence or control other people is by literalizing a metaphor.  Wikipedia says that “A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers to something as being the same as another thing for rhetorical effect.” An example might be calling a joke “sick.” A joke might have some
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