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Some Groups Of People Who May Not 100% Deserve Our Eternal Scorn

Or “Contra A Convergence Of Lefty and Far-Right Twitter Making Fun Of The Same People”. I’ll mostly be using Current Affairs articles as foils, not because they’re especially bad, but because they’re especially good and well-written expressions of what many … Continue reading

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[REPOST] The Non-Libertarian FAQ

[This is a repost of the Non-Libertarian FAQ (aka “Why I Hate Your Freedom”), which I wrote about five years ago and which used to be hosted on my website. It no longer completely reflects my current views. I don’t … Continue reading

Dogs And Wolves: In Defense Of Some Past Posts

Now that Trump has started enacting his terrible policies, a bunch of people on Twitter are saying that my past posts on Trump “haven’t aged well” or that I must be feeling really bad about them right now. I’ve never … Continue reading

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Watch New Health Picks

So far most of Trump’s appointments have been ordinary conservative hardliners or ethically-compromised rich people. But there’s a chance that some of his health care picks could be really interesting. I’m not talking about Health and Human Services nominee Tom … Continue reading

Trump And The Batman Effect

Today on Trump Twitter: "@DanScavino: Ford to scrap Mexico plant, invest in Michigan due to Trump policies"https://t.co/137nUo03Gl — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017 Here’s my concern. When US companies do something that sounds good in the next few … Continue reading

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Highlights From The Comment Thread On School Choice

Several people including Yehoshua K and Freddie deBoer point out that “nonprofit” and “for-profit” are potentially meaningless terms in situations like these. IrishDude adds some context to the for-profit hospital scene by noting that companies are not allowed to open … Continue reading

Contra Robinson On Schooling

I. Nathan Robinson argues against school vouchers: Why Is The Decimation Of Public Schools A Bad Thing? (note that despite the inflammatory title, he’s arguing that the decimation of public schools is, indeed, a bad thing) He starts with a … Continue reading

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You Are Still Crying Wolf

[Content warning: hate crimes, Trump, racism. I have turned off comments to keep out bad people who might be attracted by this sort of thing. Avoid sharing in places where this will attract the wrong kind of attention, as per … Continue reading

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Tuesday Shouldn’t Change The Narrative

538 predicts Hillary has a 65% chance of winning the election to Trump’s 35%. New York Times says it’s more like 84% Hillary and 16% Trump. Both sites agree both candidates will get somewhere between 40% and 50% of the … Continue reading

More Hardball Debate Questions

[See also Hardball Questions For The Next Debate. The Gary Johnson question is not original to me.] Jill Stein: You’re a former doctor and researcher who first got involved in politics because of your interest in public health. One of … Continue reading

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