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SocraticGadfly · 9h ago

GregAtLast discusses James Comey and Jill Stein

Just in time for your extended holiday weekend:As for the unsympathetic Comey, here you go. You'll find further links off there. Here's one about how he and Trump are both unsympathetic, and...
SocraticGadfly · 22h ago

More Trump #hypocrisy — He owns #Mercedes cars built by the evil The Germans

The example at top comes from this Business Insider story.The next, also a Mercedes, is one he surely still owns, as a 2015 model. It's at this site, which also has the Mercedes McLaren in t...
SocraticGadfly · 23h ago

#FakeNews, thy name is Associated Press

Mainstream media has caviled about so-called "fake news" for the last year or so.Of course, there's a high level of hypocrisy here.The New York Times ran Judith Miller's fake news, nay, PUSH...
SocraticGadfly · 1d ago

Doubling down on the wrongness of "class-only" warriors

By "class-only" warriors, I mean the likes of Adolph Reed, who pretty much claims that all issues of race, or nearly all, are ultimately reducible to issues of socioeconomic class. I mean th...
SocraticGadfly · 2d ago

The blatant stupidies of Ross Douthat on literary classics

It’s been a long, long time since I wrote a column about the blatant stupidities of Ross Douthat.But, after pointing out last week that he doesn’t actually seem to understand the 25th Amendm...
SocraticGadfly · 3d ago

Guaranteed income — what I do and don't support

Call it guaranteed income, universal income or basic income.Based on what I've seen on Twitter, it's time to make some initial stipulations about types of GI that I will NOT support.1. If yo...
SocraticGadfly · 3d ago

TX Progressives look toward #txlege stumbling toward #bathroombill Gomorrah, more

With the end of the Texas Legislature's banana republic every-other-year session approaching, the Texas Progressive Alliance is old enough to remember when even Republicans would have laughe...
SocraticGadfly · 4d ago

Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders aren't CLOSE to alike

On Friday, the Green Party tweeted a report saluting Jill Stein's recount.I immediately replied that:A. It was NOT unbiased, given the recount was done in states that flopped to Trump only, ...
SocraticGadfly · 3M ago

The cult of Adolph Reed (and maybe, of dime-store Marxism? — updated)

Earlier this week, I tackled a very problematic piece at The Atlantic, one that claimed that postbellum segregation and Jim Crow in the U.S. South was about class first — and specifically ab...
SocraticGadfly · 1W ago

The 25th Amendment solution (or non-solution)

Good old Rusty Douthat is proposing that we look at the 25th Amendment, rather than the impeachment process, as a way of dethroning President Trump.Update: Proving that Peter Principleship s...