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Where brain cells go to die

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On January 28, 2022
Forget Substack — Jordan Peterson is taking his announcement that he is quitting his job to make more money for less work on the Intellectual Horse Paste Web Grift Network to one of America’s favorite sources for cementhead anti-vaxx bullshit. This results are as you’d expect: Someone who’s good at being smart explain to me […]
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The National Review has sent in the Baseball Crank to defend Ilya Shapiro’s assertion that literally any African-American woman Biden would nominate to the Court would inherently be “lesser” than an alternative candidate, with predictably unpersuasive results. But note in particular the nice fancy shuffling he has to do here: The problem is not simply […]
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The WaPo editorial board has responded to Stephen Breyer’s retirement by reaching deeply into its nostalgia file: The first and foremost qualification is the opposite of what many progressive activists desire: a commitment to judicial independence. Supreme Court impartiality is an ideal that nine human beings, each with individual biases, who consider some of the […]
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Hahaha of course: David Ortiz gazed at his phone, his pursed lips revealing nerves rarely seen from one of the game’s great clutch hitters. Pedro Martinez’s hand rested on Ortiz’s shoulder, and Martinez grinned when the good news came through. The former teammates embraced, and Martinez welcomed Ortiz into a rare space in baseball history. […]

The Proto-Trump

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On January 25, 2022

I think this argument that Newt — currently arguing that members of Congress should be imprisoned for exercising their basic oversight powers — is the crucial bridge connecting the closely

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