Category Archives: Outrage as Policy

Out of Outrage

The left hasn’t done righteous outrage since the sixties – actually the late fifties through the early seventies, starting with the Civil Rights movement that gathered momentum after the 1954 Brown decision desegregating schools, leading to matters involving voting rights … Continue reading

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Hard Times for the Merchants of Perpetual Outrage

Yes, things have been a bit thin here – not yet back to a daily column yet – but maybe that’s a good thing. It’s sometimes good to step back, even if involuntarily – and of course no one could … Continue reading

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On Ignoring Ominous Background Noise

Do you remember Gary Hart and Monkey Business? No? Well that’s okay – what seems important one day will be trivia soon enough. In a year will anyone remember anything about Rod Blagojevich – and what that led to? Wasn’t … Continue reading

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