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As I’ve noted elsewhere, the pragmatic argument for Stephen Breyer’s immediate retirement is unassailable. But if any further justification were needed for that decision, Breyer himself is providing it with his increasingly bumbling performance. During Wednesday’s oral arguments in Dobbs, Breyer looked like a QB who was trying to throw the game to the other […]

Elections post-Roe

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On December 2, 2021

With the overruling of Roe v. Wade close to a certainty this coming June, the immediate practical question is how to best take advantage of this development from an electoral standpoint. Making aborti

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An army of Rittenhouses

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On December 2, 2021
Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of the 15-year-old who murdered four of his classmates in Oxford, Michigan two days ago, wrote an “open letter” to Donald Trump: Jennifer, however, penned an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump, which she posted on her blog, in November 2016. “Mr. Trump, I actually love that you are a bad […]
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Thoughts and prayers going out this morning to the near and dear of these departed heroes: Marcus Lamb, a co-founder and the CEO of the conservative Christian Daystar Television Network who vocally opposed Covid-19 vaccines, has died at 64, weeks after he contracted Covid-19, the network said. “It’s with a heavy heart we announce that […]

Guns guns guns

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On November 30, 2021

Oxford Township is a basically all-white (97%) semi-rural area 40 miles north of Detroit. I had a roommate in college who went to high school there. I realize that from a statistical standpoint the od

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Josh Marshall has some characteristically interesting thoughts about whether and to what extent people should be paying attention to/worried about Bond villain-caricature Peter Thiel. Marshall ties this into the related question of why so many Silicon techies seem to be inhabiting an ideological space somewhere between standard issue 16-year-old boy who has just discovered Ayn […]

Get Back

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On November 29, 2021

I haven’t seen any of the new Peter Jackson Beatles documentary, but this clip is pretty amazing. It’s from a January 7, 1969 studio session, that starts with Paul McCartney apparently aim

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