Tag Archives: Glenn Beck

Beyond Petty Nonsense

Long ago, when Glenn Beck seemed important, somehow, he blurted out that Barack Obama had repeatedly shown “a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.” That’s what people remember. Beck was arguing that Obama was the racist here … Continue reading

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That Hitler Thing

March didn’t come in like a lion – there were no late blizzards anywhere. The heavy weather was political. The month opened with Super Tuesday – in November the choice for who gets to run things will come down to … Continue reading

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Incitement

It was a long time ago – Saturday, April 4, 2009 – in a place where nothing much ever happens – Pittsburgh – so it’s forgotten now. That was the day a twenty-two-year-old angry white guy set up an ambush … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Loyal Opposition

Americans grunt and snarl, but the Brits have a way with words. That’s not just Shakespeare and Dickens. In the early nineteen century, the grumpy party out of power at the time decided they were tired of being called losers … Continue reading

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Correlations with Patriotism

Post hoc ergo propter hoc – correlation does not imply causation. A correlation between two variables does not necessarily imply that one causes the other – two things just happened at the same time. That your team wins every time you wear that funky … Continue reading

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Finding Touchstones

Socialization is a funny thing. It’s a process of understanding what we all have in common, at least in our culture, and getting with the program. Know the cultural touchstones – George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Babe Ruth, the Beach Boys, … Continue reading

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Expecting Robespierre Any Minute Now

It’s always fun to tweak the News Guy in Atlanta. He was part of the original team Ted Turner assembled to create CNN back in 1980 – pretty impressive – but he was also there when these guys came up … Continue reading

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