Tag Archives: Bill Kristol

Assuring the Worst Possible Outcome

It’s a sports thing. Teams fall behind and panic – they forget their game plan that they had so cleverly and carefully practiced, over and over, until every move was instinctive. They’re losing and get desperate. This player or that … Continue reading

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The Perils of Passion

The sixties really did screw up the culture, as intended by those who were fed up with state-sanctioned segregation and all that went with it, and then fed up with that pointless and fundamentally immoral war in Vietnam, and fed … Continue reading

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Race Baiting

Nature abhors a vacuum, and so did the late Harriet-the-Cat here, but that wasn’t quite the same thing. There’s the physics of the equilibrium of states, and entropy, and the mathematics of regression to the mean over large data sets, … Continue reading

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The End of Argument

The quality of your argument is important – but only to you. As you can tell from political discourse these days, if you just step back and watch, each side has decided that they have the devastating argument for their … Continue reading

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Hastening the Apocalypse

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 – and Obama gives his first address to the nation from the Oval Office. That setting is reserved for Big Deals, and this was about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill – a rig blows up … Continue reading

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