Tag Archives: Political Tribalism

Running in Packs

As a rule – or as a bit of symbolism if you’re going to make a movie about such things – conservatives like dogs and liberals like cats. Use it as a bit of visual shorthand – your conservative character … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Perspective

Sports fans know all about it – loyalty has nothing to with anything even vaguely related to rational thought and carefully considered perspective. It’s somewhat the opposite of perspective. Chicago Cubs fans always say wait until next year, every year, … Continue reading

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Rooting for the Underdog for No Particular Reason

You know what happens. You’re in one of those discussions of how the world’s a mess and no one is doing anything remotely sensible to make things better, and a cool idea occurs to you, and you tentatively offer a … Continue reading

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