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Favorite Records of 2017

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On December 19, 2017
Every year, I compile a totally unsolicited list of my favorite albums of the year. I figured some folks here may be interested, and could also chime in with what they loved this year. Links to favorite tracks also provided in case people want to sample the goods. Hiss Golden Messenger — Hallelujah Anyhow. Hiss Golden […]

On West on Coates

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On December 17, 2017

Leftist criticisms of Ta-Nehisi Coates have become their own weird cottage industry in the last year or so. Cornel West has been part of the genre, and today published a blistering attack on Coates i

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I don’t have a ton of hot takeaways from Doug Jones’ victory last night that would strike anyone as especially original. (Although, man — Roy and Kayla Moore’s imaginary Jewish friends must have had a terrible imaginary first night of Hanukkah.) One thing I do want to draw attention to, however, is the possibly significant […]
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The Virtue of Voters

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On November 17, 2017
I don’t have many answers for what’s wrong with the American electorate. But here are a few statistics from a Fox News poll in the Alabama special election that are, um, telling: – Men in Alabama are seven points *more likely* to vote for Roy Moore since nine women accused him of sexually assaulting them […]
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