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About that one tweet

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I tweeted this the other day while somewhat drunk and in the midst of a (thankfully mild) psychotic episode:if I only talked about the other half of the issues that concern me (pro-life, necessity of religion, the importance of having a place in society, the point of devoting oneself to one's superiors) I'd be branded a filthy reactionary— Evangeline Sutherland (Eva Gnostiquette) (@g...

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The soft bigotry of low expectations (and the term's misuse)

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There's an argument that's omnipresent in any debate over minority interests in America and other Western countries. That argument takes the form of pointing out, correctly or incorrectly, the 'soft bigotry of low expectations'.This phrase was coined by Michael Gerson, a speechwriter for George W. Bush who also coined the term 'axis of evil'. As it was coined by a Republican speechwriter as politi...

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Trump, liberalism, and the emotional plague

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I must say that political subjects are troubling me yet again.Now, 'this is not normal' has become a liberal mantra. Every week, I am subjected to a tirade (usually in the first paragraph of a column or thinkpiece) about the alleged abnormality of the Trump presidency. I'm inclined to agree in some respects—the revolving-door Cabinet is certainly an aberration in American political history—but it ...

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A comment I wrote on a terrible liberal article

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The article is here. It's fawning over noted liberal moron Bill Maher talking about Russia as if it's a bigger deal than Trump threatening nuclear war with North Korea and an invasion of Venezuela. I eagerly await the condescending liberal responses to my comment, which is reposted in full below:'See, this is why I'm not a liberal anymore. I counted myself as a liberal until a few months ago. I al...

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On the Declaration of Independence

Two hundred and forty-one years ago, the Declaration of Independence was signed.Its second sentence is one of the most famous in the English language, and rightfully so. Draughted by Thomas Jefferson and edited by the Committee of Five, it reads:'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that amo...

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