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On Punk Rock as a Conservative Political Force

One of my resolutions this year is to make this blog less “political” in nature, so you can expect me to write more about the two other things that interest me a lot: music and professional sports. I consider myself … Continue reading

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On Crony Capitalism: Its Origins and the Perils of a Hybrid Economy

Perhaps more so than at any other time in the past sixty years, the American left is predominantly anti-capitalist.  The most recent example of this is Occupy Wall Street, an ideologically incoherent movement, but one that more or less shouts … Continue reading

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Suburban Hatred

Why do we hate the suburbs?  I guess using the word “we” might be a bit misleading.  A less opaque question might be “Why does the mass media hate the suburbs?”  I ask the first rather than the second because … Continue reading

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Fight the Occupation

What follows are brief and unorganized thoughts on the “Occupy” protests that have been popping up over the last month.  One interesting and more or less unreported fact: the original Occupy Wall Street demonstration was about to fold a few weeks … Continue reading

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American Jobs Act, AKA Another Stimulus

Last night, the President gave a speech asking Congress to pass the new “American Jobs Act” which will borrow another $500 billion dollars to “create jobs.”  But don’t worry: after we borrow this money, the Super-Committee that is required to … Continue reading

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Evolution as (Pointless) Political Chesspiece

Much has been made this week of Rick Perry’s comments about evolution.  In New Hampshire, Perry was confronted by a cowardly parent who made her little boy ask questions on her behalf — forcing the child up to the governor, … Continue reading

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Turns Out the Revolution WAS Televised…

I am currently reading Jean Baudrillard’s The Transparency of Evil.  Those familiar with the author know that he is no friend of the right.  The central premise of the book is fascinating, given Baudrillard’s political associations.  He argues that the … Continue reading

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