Author: Paul Campos

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Scott has pointed out many times that we would be better off if contemporary Republicans were merely venal, as opposed to genuinely committed to a reactionary, authoritarian, and theocratic political program. That is very true, but it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that the contemporary Republican party has been trending toward a […]
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I saw Nomadland last night, and have some thoughts (Spoilers ahead, although the film’s plot is sparse). A lot of reviewers have talked about Nomadland as if it’s some sort of statement about economic displacement/homelessness in 21st century America. This seems to me a knee-jerk reaction to the subject matter, or perhaps to the source […]

Bye bye Bibi?

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On June 2, 2021

I hope Abigail blogs about this soon (what I don’t know about Israeli politics could fill volumes), but since it’s the middle of the night in her time zone, people may want to talk about t

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Biden and student loan debt

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On June 2, 2021
During the 2020 campaign, Joe Biden made a number of fairly bold policy proposals regarding cancelling a lot of student debt. Student debt is a significant economic and social problem that’s rapidly getting worse: outstanding student debt in the USA increased by 48% just between 2014 and 2020, from $1.06 trillion to $1.57 trillion. About […]
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