Monthly Archives: November 2016

Identity Politics

I have a bumper-sticker critique of the identity politics that produced a Democratic Party loss, with the entire political Establishment united in favor of the Democratic Party nominee, in the recent election earlier this month. That is, Identity Politics Is … Continue reading

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Stein Was Refused Party Backing for the Recount

I am myself instructed by, and I wish to broadcast to (my few) readers the circumstantial account by Brandy Baker, a Green Party National Committee delegate from Maryland, of the recent move by Jill Stein to invite funding for the … Continue reading

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A Bitter Disappointment

Recently, on a website devoted to animal rights, appeared this evaluation of the recent election: Jill Stein’s positions were nearly identical to those of Bernie Sanders, yet progressives who supported Bernie overwhelmingly rejected the Greens. It is difficult to envisage … Continue reading

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Dropping the Pilots

My title today is a reference to a famous political cartoon of the 1890s, showing the new German Emperor, Wilhelm II, getting rid of the famed chancellor who had fashioned, politically and militarily, the creation of the very Empire which … Continue reading

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The Democratic Party’s Rejection of Progressive Politics

  You would think that prominent commentators on the Left who had assured us, for months, Don’t Worry, Clinton’s a Lock, would be pulling their horns in, at least a little, and would be cautious about saying Don’t You Worry, … Continue reading

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Bacon’s Rebellion, or The Fat’s in the Fire

My prison bound fellow intellectual Shane Greene Deer Island Correctional — oops no, that’s the prison island in Boston — Deer Ridge Correctional Institution, 3920 E. Ashwood Road, Madras  OR  97741, S. Greene managed to get a letter to Your … Continue reading

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Scrabble Spells Doom for the Racial Hypothesis of Intelligence

It turns out that men dominate the high-IQ majors in college. Now, although I did not make up the data represented here, they are contested; certainly any conclusion drawn from them is. For example, in 2005 similar data was mentioned … Continue reading

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