Author Archives: Wordsson

on investigations from the 2016 campaign

It strikes me as somewhat ironic that at the same time many are wondering how close to President Trump the investigation by Special Counsel Mueller is getting, others are wondering how close to President Obama the investigation by the House … Continue reading

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on left-wing politics and Harvey Weinstein

Stephen Miller writes a very perceptive column on the difficulty for the Democrat Party presented by the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The Democrats worked to position themselves as the party of compassion for people and social conscience. In doing that they … Continue reading

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on news, social media, and over-reactions

When I lived in San Bernardino, I got a first hand view of how news is reported, after a fire in our neighborhood. What I had seen and experienced basically resembled the reported account, but with some meaningful distinctions. It … Continue reading

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on Ben Shapiro

It’s tempting to say there are two “Americas,” one in which Ben Shapiro is a fairly typical conservative commentator (at least in the substance of his thinking; he’s atypically lucid and engaging), and one in which he is a violent … Continue reading

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on the American Dream and black bodies

From what I can tell from current writing, racialists today seem to have fixated on a notion that a black person is reduced in the mind of everyone else to merely their body. Thus a “black body” is just an … Continue reading

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on the Nashville Statement of 2017

A group of evangelical leaders, apparently working along with the CBMW, released a statement regarding marriage, homosexuality, and gender dysphoria, basically iterating in 14 articles of affirmation and denial a traditional view of God’s intent for sexuality and marriage. The … Continue reading

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on white reactions

Very interesting notes on an interview with a professor who wrote a book in 2002 on white reactions to cultural trends. Dr. Swain even suggests a distinction between white supremacy and white nationalism. That she is African-American makes this all … Continue reading

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on climate alarmism

Just a reminder of the large leap between the statement that human activity influences climate and global temperature increases and the apocalyptic alarmist claims about killing the planet. Watch this interview with Dr. Judith Curry on climate changes and public policy. … Continue reading

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Bret Stephens on reactions to terrorism

In the category of columnists able to see a bigger picture, along with Megan McArdle we can add Bret Stephens, who very specifically points out how the obfuscation about Charlottesville that people rightly denounced has been routinely overlooked when the … Continue reading

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credit when it’s due

No one will confuse the author with a conservative, but somehow in this column she allowed for some nuance in the discussion of the costs and benefits of labor policy. I wonder what kind of quizzical looks she’ll get at … Continue reading

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