In April, Donald’s awful behavior hit new records with respect to his adultery, race-baiting that specifically targeted immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean, and new policies that are anti-environment and pro-pollution.
January 2018 saw 155 examples of horrible behavior, with the biggest increases coming in the categories of belittling and mocking people and immigrant-hating, with smaller increases in authoritarianism, propaganda, and attacking equal protection under the law.
TIL (barring any consideration of the validity of IQ testing): The average IQ is between 90 and 110. The way IQ was classified in education in 1997, the range from 80-89 was […]
There are two stories to be told about the Nevada Democratic Party Convention – what really happened, and Sanders’ response to it. The first story is one of confusion, partisanship, passion, and poor choices. The second leads me to conclude that, while I still support most of Sanders’ policies, I can no longer support Sanders himself.
Two Senators and three supposed climate experts repeat errors or lies about the Global Warming Petition Project
Senators Michael Crapo and Orrin Hatch have implied that they agree with the Global Warming Petition Project’s false, anti-consensus narrative while climate “experts” J. Scott Amstrong, Kesten C. Green, and Patrick Moore gave wrong and misleading testimony on the subject.
If you believe in your ideals, vote for unprincipled bastards – lessons from Corbyn, Trump, Sanders, Cruz and Paul
If you truly believe in your ideals, do not – under any circumstances – vote for an idealist. Political opinion has never been homogenous. As society has become wealthier and stratified into […]
Edmund Morgan’s The Puritan Dilemma is an interestingly apologetic biography of Massachusetts Bay Colony’s leading figure, Governor John Winthrop. The other “outlier” from the 2015 reading list is a brief (less that 300 […]
Waiting for a miracle “How long are you prepared to wait?” I asked. It was 1991 in the Eastern Cape city of Port Elizabeth and I was in my final year of […]
Last October, country music star Hank WIlliams, Jr. made a remark about Obama and Hitler playing golf, touching off a controversy that saw ESPN end its relationship with Williams (who had been […]
I hope you made the time to read Wufnik’s post from Friday. Entitled “Surrounded by people ‘educated far beyond their capacity to undertake analytical thought,’” his analysis of our culture’s “active willingness […]