There a couple of things I don’t like about Taibbi’s take on the upcoming election. I’m uncomfortable with his tone–which at times seems to betray a barely-disguised admiration of Trump. I also don’t know you reconcile accusing Dems of being Debbie Downers, while making an exhaustive list of Trump’s most infuriating and disgusting characteristics and […]
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Heather Mac Donald has a “Trump’s critics are the Real Racists” column that is nutty even by the standards of the genre. It’s all stuff like this: America’s universities deserve credit for this double standard. Identity politics dominate higher education: Administrators, students and faculty obsessively categorize themselves and each other by race. “White privilege,” often […]
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Over at The Ringer I wrote about one of my favorite ever athletes, the great golfer Lee Trevino, on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of his final major championship. Includes wonderful stories from Tom Watson, Gary Player and other giants of the sport! Check it out if you are so inclined. Trevino’s story is […]
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The Boy in the Bubble

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As Erik observed, conservatives and “libertarians” continue to be upset about the 1619 project, not because they have any empirical or substantive objection but because they object to doing such analysis in principle: 1. the first essay of the package is literally about the ways black americans loved this country despite its profound flaws and […]
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