Category Archives: Populist Outrage

Toward a More Dangerous Populism

America is populism. That’s how we started, telling the British to stuff it, with a declaration that we needed no king. “We the people” could rule ourselves, working out among ourselves the way we lived – we’d make the rules, … Continue reading

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Sinking in the Deep State

Everyone knows the government is broken. The very day that Obama was first elected, back in 2008, key House and Senate Republicans met privately and agreed that their party would oppose anything Obama proposed, and stop it if they could, … Continue reading

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Catching the Populism Wave

Not that planning is stupid, but most Americans follow the surfing theory of career development. You sit with your high school guidance counsellor and talk about what you want to do with your life, and there may be aptitude and … Continue reading

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Not Dark Today

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 – the day Silicon Valley faced off against Hollywood – and this site didn’t go dark. Wikipedia and many others did – in protest – but this site isn’t about causes, or advocacy. The idea here … Continue reading

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Lost in Transition

There are some things you don’t like because… well, because you don’t like those things. Gay marriage used to be like that. But now New York is poised to legalize gay marriage – to everyone’s surprise. A number of Republicans … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Representative Democracy

It’s sometimes hard to follow the logic, but the nation is full of angry people, so that’s to be expected. There’s this – CNN’s Erick Erickson Suggests “Mass Bloodshed” May Be Necessary If Roe Isn’t Overturned – yes, mass bloodshed will be … Continue reading

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The Only Animal That Explains Things

It’s an open question as to whether animals think – every dog owner seems to think his dog thinks. It sure looks like it. But dogs have evolved into being good mimics – it affords them regular meals, served just … Continue reading

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