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Three Rules for Dealing with the Left

Over time, and particularly of late, I have learned there are three general rules one must remember when dealing with political leftists in America: The Left cannot debate substantively. To be fair, this is true of nearly everyone, but it is especially true of the Left. This is why the Left is so in favor […]

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Barack Obama’s Legacy

Now that Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th President of the United States is less than a week away, what should we make of Barack Obama’s legacy? “Obamacare” Many people will no doubt point to President Obama’s stewarding of the Affordable Care Act through Congress as the crowning – at least, legislative – achievement of his […]

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Barack Obama Truly was a “Change” President

Famously and amorphously promising “hope and change” in 2008, Barack Obama swept into the Oval Office on a wave of identity politics and apparent electoral lust for political change. But now that the dust has settled following his eight year run and the substance of his policies, decisions, and actions as president have become real, […]

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Denzel Washington Putting Truth to Words

It is not often a Hollywood celebrity demonstrates anything other than glorious ignorance when they opine about issues other than those directly related to their films and filmmaking, but Denzel Washington has made some comments in differing contexts that are making their rounds around the internet of late. On the media: (Source: Wellrounded13) On the […]

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Hey Democrats! We Need You to Get Your Act Together! (Repost)

Stumbled across this today and it is an interesting take on this most recent electoral cycle from a presumably left-libertarian.  As posted by Eric Raymond on Armed and Dangerous (all emphases and links in original): It’s now just a bit over a month since Election Day, and I’m starting to be seriously concerned about the […]

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The Election is Official

Yesterday, the Electoral College formally cast their votes for their respective presidential candidates. Following all the hoopla and threats, ultracrepidarian pandering and pleading, and childish tantrums, when it was all said and done Donald Trump received the expected and requisite Electoral College votes and Hillary Clinton experienced more “faithless electors” than he ultimately did (and […]

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You are Still Crying Wolf (Repost)

Scott Alexander at Slate Star Codex compiled a well-reasoned indictment of the heretofore repeatedly discussed “crying wolf” phenomenon on the Left’s part, using solid facts and logic.  No ad hominem.  No straw men.  No appeals to probability. If you are a Democrat, pro-Clinton, anti-Trump (or whomever), I have always invited substantive discussions and criticisms of […]

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