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Your Moment of Zen

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On October 30, 2018
David Brooks thought this up, typed it out, edited it, and posted it on Twitter. A man who is paid ridiculous sums of money by the paper of record to share his views. A professional writer. This raises so many questions. Is this peak Brooks? Is there such a thing as peak Brooks? Is some […]

The Descent of America

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On October 27, 2018

In case you have any doubts that the right-wing War on Soros serves as a vector not only for anti-semitism, but for the importation of European right-wing tropes and tactics into the American system,

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The Ongoing Catastrophe in Yemen

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On October 26, 2018
General William Tecumseh Sherman famously wrote that “It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.” But as Michael Walzer points out in his classic, Just and Unjust Wars, there are better and […]
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Derek Robertson has a story in Politico which argues that Bernie Sanders is on the leading edge of Democratic foreign policy. I think it’s probably correct, and it quotes me, so you should read it. A sample: [Jake] Sullivan isn’t alone in his judgment. Van Jackson, a foreign policy expert and adviser to the Pentagon during […]
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In the Wall Street Journal, because of course, Allysia Finley, compares an über-privileged appellate judge to a fictional African-American victim of Jim Crow, and everything is terrible. If you read Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” in high school, you probably recall it as a parable of racial injustice in the Jim Crow South. It […]
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