Category Archives: politics

What “the personal is political” means for privileged groups

This is going to be a post about identity politics, and what it means to identify with a privileged group. Since it wades into the morass of present day politics, it’s not likely to brighten your day. So I will … Continue reading

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The Democratic Candidates

Seeing how well my playoff predictions went, maybe my predictions shouldn’t be listened to by anyone. So I’m not going to try to predict who will win the Democratic nomination for 2020. Instead, I want to give something that’s not … Continue reading

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Who Killed the Dinosaurs?

I’ve been told that my college draft post was “too verbose for a joke”, and here we lean into that criticism. As Lenin knew, “What is to be done?” and “Who is to blame?” are the eternal questions which we … Continue reading

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Scandal for School

America’s belief in the greatness and goodness of its elite has been shaken to the core by the college admissions scandal. The scandal involves the nouveau riche set of actors and businessmen bribing their children’s way into elite colleges by … Continue reading

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The Profit Motive

From this twitter thread of highlights from the state’s filing (PDF) in Massachusetts v. Purdue Purdue launched OxyContin in 1996. It became one of the deadliest drugs of all time. The FDA scientist who evaluated OxyContin wrote in his original review: … Continue reading

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Follow the blog for more soft quietism

Here’s two statuses I saw shared by friends on facebook recently: “Every piece of career advice for women is either gaslighting or victim-blaming.” and “I often get asked how to get more women interested in STEM. Step one: smash the … Continue reading

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Kavanaugh, Priests For Life v. HHS

During the confirmation hearings of Neil Gorsuch, I was a little taken aback by his pompousness and haughty manner of speaking, and my subsequent analysis of his trans-am dissent, lead me to conclude that he is almost certainly a dick. … Continue reading

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