Category: politics

  • Dropping off of social media has never seemed wiser

  • Rush Limbaugh is dead. Good.

    There are few people whose death would make me happy. Limbaugh is one of them. He was a poison in American culture. The only sad thing about his death is that it didn’t come thirty years earlier.

  • Your vote for the Greens is a vote for Trump

    With yesterday’s results from Ohio’s special election, it’s clear that some people haven’t learned the lessons of the 2016 and 2000 elections. If you voted for some third-party candidate, “some people” is you. Political science has few hard laws, but there if you were to ask a political scientist what the strongest result of political science…

  • Truth

    Something has been bothering me for a while. I’ve found in discussions with my friends who are Republican there is a disturbing willingness to believe things which, quite plainly are not true. And by this, I don’t mean things that are debatable, whether legitimately, as in the case of Keynes vs Hayek in economic theorizing,…

  • New York Public School’s banned words list

    There’s a list getting some play of the 50 words/topics banned from standardized tests. It seems like it’s also a good check list to make sure that a piece of writing has some relevance to contemporary readers. In The Archbishop’s Son, I manage to get 16/44. The current novel I’m working on scores 13/44 (despite…

  • What Sandra Fluke actually said

    I had been curious about this, and I managed to find this transcript of her testimony.