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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 in The Guardian. (I very carefully phrase this as an attack on Coates, personally, and not a review of Coates’ latest book, We Were Eight […]

A Jury of Their Peers

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On December 11, 2017

Racist terrorists in Kansas have invoked their right to a jury of their peers: Three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees asked a federal judge Friday

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 Al

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Keurig coffee is bad, and the sheer volume of waste that K-cup coffee makers generate is depressing. That said, conservatives destroying their own coffee makers in defense of an accused pedophile and thinking it a noble political act is absolute peak America 2017. On the plus side, I’m enjoying the mental image of a bunch […]
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