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Archive of posts published in the tag: PJ Media

The Essence of Identity Politics

from Ed Driscoll and The Rise of the John Birch Left The modern left is built around a trio of laudable principles: protecting the environment is good, racism is bad, and so is demonizing a person over his or her…

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The Locomotive of History

from Richard Fernandez at PJ Media, The End of the Memory Hole  The idea of the state as the “locomotive of history” is relatively recent. George Orwell’s 1984 saw state resting on the pillars of police power, a command economy and the ability to rewrite the…

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The Futility of Power

from Richard Fernandez at PJ Media, The End of the Memory Hole The acquisition of permanent majorities, media dominance and even police power only makes one a bigger fish in a shrinking pond. It’s a depressing time to be a political activist and National…

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The Illusion of Political Power

from Richard Fernandez at PJ Media, The End of the Memory Hole One of the most puzzling aspects of current events is the contrast between the ever increasing size of government and its paradoxical helplessness. It gets bigger and more impotent…

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Power and Blockchain

from Richard Fernandez at PJ Media, The End of the Memory Hole But just to illustrate how things have changed for the State we now know that Orwell was wrong.  The mathematically dominant method for recording transactions, whether they involve the transfer of financial assets, intellectual…

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The Demise of the Nodding Constituency

from Victor Davis Hanson in PJ Media, Hillary Vs. Trump: Godzilla Vs. King Kong? Fairly or not, a third of Republican voters feel they live with the consequences of illegal immigration that others abetted, that they lose jobs when others…

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How to Stifle Debate

Liberal Lawyer Who Clerked for Scalia Sings His Praise from Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media There was always a stark contrast between the cartoon-monster Scalia that garden-variety liberals portrayed and the way prominent liberals who actually worked with him felt.…

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Intellectuals at Room Tempreature

via Ed Driscoll at PJ Media, “Intellectuals Cannot Operate At Room Temperature” Quoting Thomas Sowell: There’s something Eric Hoffer said: “Intellectuals cannot operate at room temperature.” There always has to be a crisis–some terrible reason why their superior wisdom and…

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Side Stepping The Constitution

From Rand Simberg at PJ Media, How Republics Die: But the Founders foresaw this sort of thing. That is why they put a provision into the founding document to deal with it. The proper way to address the issue, in terms…

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Judicial Nihilsim

From Rand Simberg at PJ Media, How Republics Die: As I noted on Twitter yesterday, it is entirely possible to like the outcome of a court ruling (or legislation) while being appalled at the process by which it was achieved.…

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Europe and The Jews

From PJ Media David Goldman, a.k.a Spengler, writes Election Envy: The Europeans and the Jews Europeans adore secular Israelis who wallow in existential doubts, for example, the novelist Zeruya Shalev, a bestseller in Germany and the winner of any number of…

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Noble Cause Corruption

from Ed Driscoll in PJ Media, Earth in the Grubering As the Watts Up With That blog notes: Our critics sometimes dismiss skeptics as “conspiracy theorists” noting how unlikely it would be that thousands of  scientists would collude.   They miss the point. …

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Empty Wars

from Victor Davis Hanson at PJ Media, Democrat Dilemmas excerpts: That said, after several past successful assaults, the latest version of “Sexist!/Racist! /Homophobe! /Nativist!” seems to be so predictable that it is becoming flat and boring. In other words, after…

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Ukranian Clown Show

David Goldman at Pajamas Media writes Ukraine is Hopeless… Not Serious. Excerpts: Ukraine isn’t a country: it’s a Frankenstein monster composed of pieces of dead empires, stitched together by Stalin. It has never had a government in the Western sense…

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Obstacles to Investment

From PJ Media David Goldman writes The Exhausted U.S. Economy, and a Lesson for Republicans Excerpts: Business won’t invest in brick, mortar, equipment and labor. Part of this is due to the Obama adminstration’s regulatory reign of terror. Part of…

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Amnesty for a Voting Block

Roger Simon at PJ Media makes A Modest Proposal for Immigration Reform Excerpt: So here’s my simple — call it simple-minded, if you want — solution, my modest proposal.  Illegal immigrants, assuming they have lived here for a decent period…

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Fear and Blame

Rick Moran writes in Pajamas Media, The Death of Pragmatism, 1/27/12 In his article about the evisceration of centrism he quotes from the movie, The American President: We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve…

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