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Archive of posts published in the tag: The Daily Beast

The Rebellion Against the Politically Correct

From Joel Kotkin at The Daily Beast, Trump Will Go Away, but the Anger He’s Stirred Up Is Just Getting Started: And then there’s the mountain rebellion against political correctness. Relative few Americans have much patience with such things as “micro-aggressions,”…

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The Reality of Production

From Joel Kotkin at The Daily Beast, Trump Will Go Away, but the Anger He’s Stirred Up Is Just Getting Started: Exacerbating this cultural and class discussion is the growing division between the coastal and interior economies. Essentially, as I have argued…

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A Victory Without a Mandate

From Joel Kotkin at The Daily Beast, Trump Will Go Away, but the Anger He’s Stirred Up Is Just Getting Started: Progressive Triumphalism may lead the Clintonites to believe her election represented not just a rejection of the unique horribleness…

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The Class War

from The American Conservative Rob Dreher writes  Trump: Fishtown’s Champion Against Belmont: The Davos elites of the Democrat and Republican parties didn’t get the teenage daughters of Fishtown pregnant, or didn’t get the Fishtown sons busted for possession or fired from his…

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The Two Parties are Increasingly Irrelevant

From The Daily Beast Nick Gillespie writes Relax—Both Parties Are Going Extinct excerpts: What’s going on? The short version is that political, cultural, and even economic power has been decentralizing and unraveling for a long time. Whether you like it…

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The Fight for the Soul of the GOP

from The Daily Beast, Big Business Vs. Libertarians in the GOP excerpt Big business took a big loss in Virginia Tuesday, as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat to little-known Tea Party favorite David Brat, who had criticized Cantor for…

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Then They Came for Me

One of my favorite quotes: First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the socialists. and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist. Then they came for…

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A Detached Elite

Megan McArdle writes The New Mandarins in The Daily Beast, 2/21/13. Excerpt: All elites are good at rationalizing their eliteness, whether it’s meritocracy or “the divine right of kings.” The problem is the mandarin elite has some good arguments. They…

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