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Atlantic Journalistic Malpractice

Yes, it could be true, but that is poor grounds for a reporter.  The more outrageous an accusation the greater care should be taken to prove it.  If they are unwilling to go on the record and there is contrary evidence it should be shelved.  Rage makes you stupid.

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PC Fatigue

“But what the vast majority of Americans seem to see—at least according to the research conducted for “Hidden Tribes”—is not so much genuine concern for social justice as the preening display of cultural superiority.”

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The Problem With the Meritocracy

from Atlantic Magazine The Bow-Tied Bard of Populism by McKay Coppins about Tucker Carlson To the extent that Carlson’s on-air commentary these days is guided by any kind of animating idea, it is perhaps best summarized as a staunch aversion to whatever

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The Upside of a Little Corruption

From The Atlantic, How American Politics Went Insane by Jonathan Rauch Parties, machines, and hacks may not have been pretty, but at their best they did their job so well that the country forgot why it needed them. Politics seemed almost to

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The Mother of All Bigotries

Besides being Jewish, anti-Anti-Semitism fascinates me because it is a hatred like no other. It seems to morph and adapt to every political and cultural movement since Moses left Egypt. Christopher Hitchens adds his thoughts on the topic in the

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The Content of Health Reform Matters More than the Ideological Labels

I am a fan of Fareed Zakaria and his CNN show “GPS”.  Today (April 4, 2010)  he had Tom Friedman (The World is Flat).  While I disagree with much  of Freidman, Zakaria allows different ideas to surface without the rudeness

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