Category Archives: General Culture and News

The Worst Possible Outcome (OR: The Baby Hitler Hypothetical)

A few days ago (which feels like weeks at this point), I made some predictions about Tuesday’s election, and I talked about the “two movies, one screen” phenomenon.  That concept is the idea that two people / groups of people … Continue reading

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Two Movies, One Screen

The outcome of the 2020 election is obvious. President Trump has never led in the polls.  What’s more, the deficit he faces is far larger than the one he faced in 2016.  The quiet signs of trouble in key districts … Continue reading

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Destroying Unity Is the First Step

I watched this clip the other day, and it made me ponder how much our culture and our media have changed in just a generation.   The message here is obvious.  The Team that Dare Not Speak its Name used … Continue reading

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Washington Examiner Piece on Digital Media and Censorship

I’m shamelessly using this post to promote a piece I wrote for the Washington Examiner.  This is a long-form magazine essay that updates and greatly expands some of the themes that I first discussed in this post from a couple of … Continue reading

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How to Promote Political Content on Facebook in 251 Easy Steps

Aficionados of this blog (both of you) may recall that I published a piece on the Covington Catholic controversy back in January. Readers seemed to respond to the post, and, before I knew it, the piece had over 300 organic … Continue reading

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Have We Finally Lost It?

The first time I saw the snippet of the MAGA kid / Native American drummer video, my reaction was about the same as most other people’s. “What a jerk that kid is.” “Somebody needs to teach him a lesson.” “I … Continue reading

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Real Americans

I’m not going to address this past weekend’s events specifically.  There are already hundreds of columns covering every aspect of what happened in Charlottesville (and what is happening, to a lesser extent, in Seattle and Richmond and elsewhere). Instead, I’d … Continue reading

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Let Me Tell You About Sundays

Let me tell you about Sundays. Sundays are terrific.  You can run errands or be lazy.  You can go to church or sleep in.  You can watch a game or read a book.  You can eat brunch or work out. … Continue reading

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Best of 2016

Happy New Year! Since today is (observed as) New Year’s Day, I thought I would go through the usual motions of curating the best material I generated in 2016 and putting it all in one post. 2016 included a fairly … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Learned in 2016

2016 was a . . . well, it was definitely a year. I learned a lot this year, though! Yes, 2016 provided some terrific opportunities for learning—sometimes via the proverbial “hard way.” Here, in no particular order, are some of … Continue reading

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