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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

30th November 2017

‘The View’ Quickly Pivots From Matt Lauer To Blasting Trump  I mean, priorities, right?

There’s no hiding from Trump’s bigotry  There’s also no actual evidence of ‘Trump’s bigotry’, unlike that of the Washington Post.

MSNBC Guest: Trump ‘Honors And Elevates’ Racist Groups In Republican Party  For which, of course, there is absolutely no evidence other than the fever dreams of partisan proglodytes. But reality does not constrain them.

Stephen Colbert eviscerates Donald Trump over reaction to Matt Lauer firing  In his own mind, perhaps. Dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.

Scientist Claims He Was Forced To Quit His Gov’t Job After Becoming A Trump Admin Adviser  The proglodyte witch-hunt for Heretics and Sinners proceeds apace.

Newsweek: Ivanka Trump Plagiarized Herself  Needless to say, that’s not a thing. They are really grasping.

CNN’s Ana Navarro Compares Trump To Someone With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia  The available evidence suggests that it’s Ana Navarro, not Trump, who has Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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Wonkette Tells Sarah Sanders to ‘Go F***’ Herself

30th November 2017

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Wonkette obviously needs to get laid. Or do some weed. Or something.

I suspect Wonkette has turned into Wankette.

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Report: Trump Is Shrinking Two Utah National Monuments by Millions of Acres

30th November 2017

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But you have to remember that Trump has accomplished ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in his first year in office.

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Former NYU Researcher Charged With Using Federal Grant Dollars on Trips With Ballet Dancer

30th November 2017

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Considering the sort of ‘research’ Federal ‘grant dollars’ are used for these days, I suggest that the taxpayers actually got better value for their money on this one.

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Democrats Bring the H8: Conyers Accusers Not to Be Believed Because They’re ‘All White Women,’ According to Dem Congressman

30th November 2017

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Racism straight up. But nobody cares. Certainly nobody in the proglodyte media cares.

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Woman Charged After Biting Flight Attendants on Plane

30th November 2017

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Tell the truth, we’ve all wanted to do that.

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LaVar Ball Reveals the Early Christmas Gift He Sent Donald Trump

30th November 2017

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Trump ought to take a dump in them and send them back, with the card reading ‘White men can’t jump, but they sure can take a dump.’

Or Trump could send him a Pussy Hat. That bald head has got to get cold sometimes.

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Democrats Bring the H8: Net Neutrality Supporter Charged for Allegedly Threatening to Kill US Rep Katko

30th November 2017

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These kids today.

‘Net neutrality’ is one of those political euphemisms that disguise rather than reveal to what they refer. If they’d called it ‘Government control of the Internet’, people would be less eager to support it.

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McCain Is a Yes on Tax Reform

30th November 2017

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McCain and Murkowski. Two RINOs down, two to go.

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Mystery Owner Fires All But One Staff Writer at LA Weekly

30th November 2017

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There must be one old fogey there who didn’t have a journalism degree and insisted on writing proper English.

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Economy Meets Its Full Growth Potential for the First Time in 17 Years

30th November 2017

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Bur you have to remember that Trump has accomplished ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in his first year in office and is probably delusional.

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Nurse From Nigeria Scams Medicare for $17 Million

30th November 2017

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Hey, it was government money, so it’s free, right?

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National Media Not Interested as Philly Soda Tax Collections Flounder

30th November 2017

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In June of last year, with much national media fanfare, the City of Philadelphia passed a dishonestly named “soda tax.”

The levy of 1.5 cents per ounce, which taxes not only sugar-sweetened beverages but also drinks containing “any form of artificial sugar substitute, including stevia, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), saccharin, and advantame” after it took effect on January 1, was supposed to raise over $90 million.

Actual collections are falling far short, and appear to be in decline. The national press is uninterested in reporting this result.

As so often happens when there’s a pot of money and politicians nearby, the funds have been raided for other things. As a result, as of now, “nearly 20 percent of the money raised would go to other city programs and employee benefits.” In August, a column at the Philadelphia Inquirer claimed, based on Tax Foundation research, that “only 49 percent of the funding (this year) actually is slated for pre-K,” the primary justification for the tax.

Meanwhile, the completely predictable negative economic effects are piling up. Beverage sales were projected to decline by 30 percent. In the early months, it was more like “30 percent to 50 percent,” and even the city’s original rosy projections estimated slight collection declines in future years. Many Philly residents who are going outside of the city to buy their pop are also buying their groceries while doing so. Within just two months of the tax’s implementation, Pepsi and Canada Dry laid off employees, while a major grocer said “he has had to cut 6,000 employee hours,” i.e., the equivalent of 150 full-time employees,  and suspected that “he will lose about 300 people.”

Funny how that works.

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D.C. Miracle Turnaround School Exposed as a Fraud

30th November 2017

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When Ballou High School, once one of Washington D.C.’s worst performing public schools, announced that all of its 2017 senior class graduated with college acceptance letters, the praise was effusive.

Both NPR and the Washington Post ran stories on the miracle school, praising its miraculous feat of boosting its graduation rate from 57 to 100 percent in a single school year.

Thanks to a joint investigation by NPR and local public broadcaster WAMU we know the miracle was cheating. According to the WAMU story Wednesday, many of the students Ballou graduated had missed so many classes they should have been ineligible for their diplomas.

D.C. Public School policy states students who miss more than 30 days of a course automatically fail that course. Records compiled by WAMU showed 141 graduating seniors had at least 30 days of unexcused absences and 86 had at least 60 unexcused absences. Roughly 20 percent of the graduating class was absent 90 or more times, or more absent than in attendance.

Well, they intended to go to school, but they just couldn’t get into it, man.

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Thought for the Day

30th November 2017

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Sea Level Rise Threatens Thousands of Archaeological Treasure Troves

30th November 2017

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If it happens — which it won’t.

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Purging the Progs: 6 People Who Were Literally Erased From History

30th November 2017

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Old-line Communists had this down to an art, so we have the technology.

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How Hateful Are the Democrats? This Hateful.

30th November 2017

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Hint: Pretty hateful. But you knew that.

You can’t make this stuff up: Vogue, a reliable Democratic Party outlet, has gone crazy over First Lady Melania Trump’s White House Christmas decorations:

Melania Trump unveiled the White House holiday decorations on Monday, which are, as some people on the internet have noticed, very, very white.

White decorations at Christmas? The horror!

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What Would Happen If North Korea Attacked Washington, DC with a Nuclear Weapon?

29th November 2017

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There would be some serious partying in Flyover Country.

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Marvel Editor Assumed Japanese Identity to Advance Career

29th November 2017

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Hey — he just identified as Japanese. You can do that, nowadays, right?

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Garrison Keillor Who? Radio Star’s Former Employer Renaming Show, Ending Rebroadcasts

29th November 2017

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He will also be photoshopped out of all pictures of him standing with Stalin in Red Square.

It’s traditional.

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Democrats Bring the H8: Left-Wing Activist: Time to Destroy ‘White Alabama’ if Moore Wins

29th November 2017

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I’d be more impressed if they guy weren’t white himself.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

29th November 2017

Juan Williams: Trump Finds It ‘Valuable Politically To Attack People Of Color’  Like Elizabeth Warren?

Donald Trump mocked for hosting meeting with empty chairs after Democrat leaders refuse to attend  ‘His empty chair photo opp showed he is more interested in stunts than in addressing the needs of the American people,’ says Democrat leader of the House (the person more interested in stunts than in addressing the needs of the American people).

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump is ‘obsessed’ with her because she ‘got more votes’  I see her talking about him; I don’t see him talking about her. Who’s obsessed with whom here?

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Man Says He Was Choked Until He Pooped His Pants for Trying to Pay Parking Ticket With Pennies

29th November 2017

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Your tax dollars at work.

The major problem with government employees is that they come to believe that just because some government employees (such as policemen) have wide latitude in their interactions with private citizens, therefore every government employee has (or ought to have) that latitude.

This is why it is so amazing for me that in-your-face ‘anti-racists’ more often than not promote (quite loudly) programs that would put more and more of our lives at the disposal of such people.

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Celebrity Elephant Crushes Owner to Death at Thailand Zoo

29th November 2017

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If I were a celebrity elephant, I’d have done the same thing.

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Dem Latino Rep Potentially Running For the Presidency in 2020

29th November 2017

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I predict that the Presidency will run faster.

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The Dog in the Middle Ages

29th November 2017

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Judging by the illustration, looked a lot like Bill Clinton.

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Income and Working Time of a Fencing Master in Bologna in the 15th and Early 16th Century

29th November 2017

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Just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

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The Corporate State

29th November 2017

ZMan is disgruntled.

In America, the First Amendment allegedly guarantees the right of the people to publicly speak and debate public issues. It also guarantees the right to peaceably assemble for political activities. Most important, it guarantees the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. It used to be that every American child learned this in grammar school civics. It was the defining concept of what it meant to be an American. It is what distinguished Americans from other citizens and subjects of the world.

The only people talking about free speech these days are fringe heretics in the Dissident Right. All of our best people now agree that the only way for the people to be truly free is to require everyone to get permission from the authorities in order to have an opinion. It is the only way to keep the peace in a multicultural society. After all, diversity is our strength and nothing is more sacred than our diversity. Therefore questioning diversity is no different than calling for violent revolution. We embrace all opinions, except the wrong ones.

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Garrison Keillor Says He’s Been Fired by Minnesota Public Radio Over Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior

29th November 2017

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When Hitler purged the Nazi organization of its fringe elements in 1934, it was called the Night of the Long Knives.

When historians in future refer to this purge of Leftist male harassers, we need an equally cool name. I propose we call it the Night of the Long Dicks.

Well, that’s my idea — what’s your idea?

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Powerful Mexican Drug Cartel Leaves a Gruesome Package Outside TV Office

29th November 2017

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One of Mexico’s most violent and powerful drug trafficking organizations left a bloody message at the offices of a major television broadcaster, Mexican officials said Tuesday.

Authorities discovered a cooler containing two severed human heads outside the Guadalajara offices of Televisa, the largest media company in Latin America, reports Reuters.

On the cooler was a threatening note signed “CJNG,” the Spanish initials of rising powerhouse drug gang Jalisco New Generation Cartel. In another part of the city, police discovered a second cooler marked with threats, as well as a bag filled with what appeared to be human remains.

Sure, open up the borders! Let ’em all in! What could possibly go wrong?

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Democrats: Party of the Smart People

29th November 2017

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People Across the Internet Are Unleashing Extremely Vile, Racist Attacks Against the FCC Chairman

29th November 2017

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Funny how the Left is all down on racism — unless they want to do it.

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Thought for the Day

29th November 2017

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Hawaii: Blanket of Snow Covers Mountains as Winter Storm Warning Is Put in Place

29th November 2017

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Gotta love that Global Warming.

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Government Oversight Failings Allowed ‘Staggering Mishandling’ of Confidential NHS Patient Information, Say MPs

29th November 2017

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How about that great government-provided health care! Don’t you wish we had a system like that in America?

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Trump Hosts Meeting With Empty Chairs for Democrats After They Refuse to Attend

29th November 2017

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And got just as much done as if they’d actually been there, without the waste of time.

Sounds like a win.

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Russian Man Dies After Posing for Photo With Hand Grenade

29th November 2017

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Darwin Awards — goin’ strong.

No doubt this is part of the Trump-Putin collusion.

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New App Catches Strangers That Stare at Your Phone Screen Over Your Shoulder

29th November 2017

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Because, you know, everybody hates it when that happens.

Presumably the next iPhone will include this app and a little laser the will zap such people into the middle of next week.

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Isn’t That Amazing

29th November 2017

Did you know that Meghan Markle was black? Neither did I.

Find the black woman in this picture:

For reference, here is a picture of a real black woman:

Message To Black Women about Dating and Relationships BY ...

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Why Black Kids Get Trapped in Failing Schools

29th November 2017

Walter Williams lays it out.

Last spring, graduation exercises were held at one Baltimore high school, 90 percent of whose students received the lowest possible math score. Just one student came even close to being proficient. Parents and family members applauded the conferring of diplomas. Some of the students won achievement awards and college scholarships.

Baltimore is by no means unique. It’s a small part of the ongoing education disaster for black students across the nation. Baltimore schools are not underfunded. Of the nation’s 100 largest school systems, Baltimore schools rank third in spending per pupil.

Baltimore’s black students receive diplomas that attest that they can function at a 12th-grade level when in fact they may not be able to do so at a seventh- or eighth-grade level.

This is why so many jobs today require a college degree — that’s the only way an employer is reasonably sure that the applicant has what used to be considered a high-school education.

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Almost Every Graduate of DC High School Was Truant, Yet All of Them Were Accepted to College

29th November 2017

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The majority of graduating students at a Washington, D.C. high school did not attend more than six weeks of high school, but still managed to get into college, an investigation into the students’ records found.

NPR and WAMU looked into the seniors who graduated from Ballou High School in 2017, a school located in a poverty stricken area of the nation’s capital, to see how much school the graduating students missed. Ballou High School was previously heavily praised for all students in its senior class getting into college.

Almost half of the graduates had unexcused absences that totaled to more than three months of missed school, documents obtained by NPR and WAMU reveal. About 20 percent of the high school graduates were absent more times than they were present for classes, emails and records also show.

The District of Columbia Public Schools system policy states that students who misses a class more than 30 times should fail that class, according to WAMU.

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Best Bow Ever?

28th November 2017

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People Rejoice When No White Men Get Nominated For Album Of The Year

28th November 2017

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Hey, how about that White Privilege.

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Navajo Code Talker Breaks Silence After Trump Pocahontas Comment

28th November 2017

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Reporter and writer Joshua Green met Thomas Begay, one of the code talkers honored Monday, on his way out of Washington, D.C. Green asked him about the event. Begay said he was “puzzled” about the comment but not offended.

Then Begay dropped a very non safe-space one liner:

“The Marines made us yell ‘Geronimo’ when we jumped out of planes and that didn’t offend me either.”

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Cool Tech: A Switchable Solar Window

28th November 2017

Read it. And watch the video.

Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have been developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Relying on such advanced materials as perovskites and single-walled carbon nanotubes, the new technology responds to heat by transforming from transparent to tinted. As the window darkens, it generates electricity. The color change is driven by molecules (methylamine) that are reversibly absorbed into the device. When solar energy heats up the device, the molecules are driven out, and the device is darkened. When the sun is not shining, the device is cooled back down, and the molecules re-absorb into the window device, which then appears transparent.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrom

28th November 2017

Trump insulted Native American war veterans in front of the worst possible Presidential portrait  Well, actually, he complimented them. As for Andy Jackson, it doesn’t appear that the scraelings he’s addressing seem to mind too much.

Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ slur ‘carries as much weight as a physical assault’, says Native American activist ‘The President was quickly condemned for his comments by his critics.’ Wow, that’s a shocker. The proglodytes see slurs where no man intendeth.

CW’s ‘Supergirl’ Ties Trump to Nazis With ‘Make America Aryan Again’ Slogan  And the people who make shit up for a living have decided to … make shit up.

Donald Trump’s Time magazine obsession exposes pathetic neediness  Scott Adams points out what a sharp move that was here. Jennifer Rubin’s Trump obsession exposes her pathetic dysfunctionality.

Nurse loses job after saying white boys should be ‘sacrificed to the wolves’  Oh noes! Can’t have that!

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The Science Is in – Why Gluten Sensitivity Is Probably Fake

28th November 2017

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Your gluten sensitivity may not be caused by gluten. A recent study shows that the real culprit could be fructan. Fructan is a type of carbohydrate. You can find it in grains like wheat, rye, and barley. But it’s also in gluten-free foods like agave, artichokes, asparagus, garlic, leeks, and onion.

On the other hand, it may be a simple desire to claim Fashionable Victimhood.

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The Shadows Grow

28th November 2017

ZMan looks into the dark.

On election night last year, Fox News rolled out Britt Hume to editorialize on the results and what it meant for conservatism. Hume went through the list of things that he said defined conservatism over the last number of decades. He then pointed out how Trump rejected these items, in full or in part, to win the GOP nomination and then the general election. Hume’s definition of conservatism sounded like a lunch order. It it was just a list of policy goals, like cutting taxes, reducing regulation and free trade.

That’s because over the last several decades, Official Conservatism has been reduced to a soulless list of agenda items, based on the same assumptions about the human condition as Progressivism. In many cases, the official Left and the official Right agree on the same goals, but disagree on tactics. Tax policy is a great example. Both sides agree that tax policy is about social engineering, by rewarding certain behaviors and punishing others. The debate, such as there is, is about which behaviors to prioritize.

The critique of Official Conservatism from the Right is rooted in the observation that Conservatives now agree with Progressives on base assumptions about the human condition and human organization. Humans are infinitely malleable and human society has no organic, natural form. As a result, both Left and Right now share a moral code, which is a Progressive moral code. This has reduced conservatism to an assistant’s role, where its primary job is to police the Right and purge those who threaten the moral order.

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The Wrong Way to Save Academia

28th November 2017

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Someone once said, “Just when you think things can’t get any worse, they don’t.” We’re supposed to think that life is self-correcting, that it’s darkest before the dawn.

That’s a comforting thought. Problem is, it encourages a false optimism, especially about our universities. Go back 50 years, and liberals outnumbered conservatives in the academy by 3 to 1. Now it’s 12 to 1. In some departments, like history, it’s 30 to 1.

So if you think things are self-righting, you might expect that we’d snap back to a 3-to-1 ratio. But that’s not going to happen.

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