Category Archives: The Problem with Democrats

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Well, just look at the chart – this Great Recession, as many call it, is far worse than all modern American downturns. And this one’s different – the result of a financial industry collapse, not that it matters much when you’ve … Continue reading

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On Drinking Bleach

It’s just a given – values voters, as they are called, vote Republican, even if voting Republican in not in their economic interest at all. That’s what that Thomas Frank book, What’s the Matter with Kansas, was all about. The … Continue reading

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Armchair Psychoanalysis

It’s hard for a left-leaning child of the sixties to spend a Sunday with the pro-Bush, pro-war, cut-taxes-and-end-all-regulation-of-everything, governments-should-enforce-morality family down south. Leave Hollywood, drive south, cross the county line into Orange Country and things change. Orange Country is the … Continue reading

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