Category Archives: Politics

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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Buy Physical Media

A generous helping of shutdown-induced free time has allowed me to catch up on my ridiculous backlog of movies on disc.  That’s why it’s no coincidence that the last dozen or so posts on this formerly eclectic blog are movie … 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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The Unbridgeable Gap

Author and cartoonist Scott Adams colorfully describes one of the lamentable features of our current society as “two movies, one screen.” The concept is that our reality has, for practical purposes, split into two.  Everyone has access to the same … Continue reading

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How Not to Message Gun Control

Every mass shooting brings with it a familiar cycle: Politicians offer condolences, lefty gun-control advocates attack those politicians on a number of fronts for doing so, we talk (argue) about gun violence for a few days on social media, and, … 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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Crossroads for the GOP; WWE

The GOP has a problem. The WWE has a problem. It’s the same problem. With WrestleMania 32 taking place in Dallas in just a few weeks, the WWE finds itself in what has become familiar territory in recent years: Its … Continue reading

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This Should Be Marco Rubio’s Closing Statement Tonight

If I were writing for him, it would look something like this: When I began this campaign, I believed with all my heart that I was the candidate who could lead this country into a New American Century.  This journey … Continue reading

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Tom Garrett for Supreme Court Justice

In the wake of the death of the most brilliant legal mind of my lifetime, we’ve already drowned in stories ranging from simple political posturing to outright grave-dancing. President Obama should select a nominee for the Supreme Court.  Failing to … Continue reading

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Understanding Scalia

Originally posted on The Axis of Ego:
Justice Antonin Scalia authored a Supreme Court opinion published today that curtailed certain kinds of police searches using drug-sniffing dogs.  The holding in Florida v. Jardines was that such searches are unconstitutional and a violation…

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