The Ice Cream Theory of Voting

In my last post I wrote that people who voted Republican were one or a combination of dumb, angry, craven, or corrupt; I should clarify that I meant only when it comes to politics (impossible for me to realize before I made the decision to be a kinder political human). For one of the most bizarre things […]

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Identity Politics vs. Progressive Policy

Interesting piece by Krugman (who I love and is definitely a must read) in the NY Times about identity politics vs. policy progressivism. Basically, should Democrats appeal to identity (black, Hispanic, asian, Muslim, immigrant) or focus on strong policy positions that will help workers and the poor overall, in an attempt to win back those […]

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OK, But Where Do I Get Good Information?

That’s a good question, because the media was absolutely dreadful during the entirety of the 2016 campaign. Indeed, although Trump is too dumb to understand it, the media’s coverage-fail during this election is more responsible for his win than any other single factor. The false equivalency of any of Trump’s scandals, whether his sexual assault […]

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