Category Archives: politics

The Biased Media

I recently had Vietnamese food with my friend J., and this is what he said on the topic of the mainstream media: “I know, there are dangers to treating all of the mainstream media as a monolith, but in some … Continue reading

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Les Tories sont des patriotes français

A long time ago on this blog, I wrote a post on politics that I’m still pretty happy with: “Every Other Country’s Government Is Too Right Wing”. It’s about how it’s natural to want other countries’ governments to be further … Continue reading

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A Political Stance I Find Incredibly Frustrating

Here’s a quote from a woman interviewed by the guardian on the French election (emphasis, and frustration, mine): Another former Socialist, Karine Bartier, said she had voted for far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the first round. “Now I don’t want … Continue reading

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Gorsuch, TransAm dissent

Attention Deficit Warning: you’re about to read a long boring text with no pictures. In Neil Gorsuch nomination hearings, two of his opinions were seized on by his detractors. One is “TRANSAM TRUCKING, INC. v. ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BOARD, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT … Continue reading

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Cost Disease in Education

At Slate Star Codex, Scott Alexander writes a post on a pretty important question: why do things cost so much more these days, without there being any particular benefit to the average person? Like he mentions, there are many people … Continue reading

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Trump Prediction Update

When zipppa wrote a post of Trump predictions, I laughed at the jokes. But last week, when McCain and Rubio indicated they would support Tillerson for State, thus totally killing Téa Leoni’s chances for that position, I really began to worry … Continue reading

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Thanks, Obama

Obama has been President for most of my adult life, and it is weird to consider that very soon he won’t be. I will always sympathize with him, but he wasn’t a good or successful president. The reason why: I don’t … Continue reading

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