“These days, the left has no moral high ground over the religious right. In fact, I’d take a conservative Christian over a demon-haunted leftist any day, because at least conservative Christians admit that their beliefs are faith-based. They don’t go around screaming “science! science! science!” while drinking sacrificial goats’ blood Santeria-style because the rain gods […]
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The 2016 campaign defies traditional analysis. Viewing it through the usual Democrat versus Republican template misses some of the critical lessons. This campaign was not right versus left but rather establishment versus non-establishment with the establishment getting thrashed.
Surprising result of analysis of police shooting deaths of people (mostly men) resisting arrest. “…the odds of a given arrest going bad and ending up in a death are much greater for white men than for black or hispanic men…. Here are the results of that comparison for 2015.
“The good news is that there is a mass gulf growing between the conditioners and the conditioned. As we have seen in the recent GOP and — to a certain extent –Democratic primaries, there is a profound distrust brewing among citizens for the so-called “establishment(s).” And if global events are any indicator, this distrust will […]
“Mr Obama’s intervention was decisive. The moment he demanded that Britain should remain within the EU, the polls began to swing against it. It was only when, in his maladroit fashion, he had sought to interfere in Britain’s decision that so many undecided voters woke up to the danger that the maneuverings and posturings of […]
“…elite professionals and financiers (who encompass the lion’s share of the 1%) have managed to engineer protectionist rackets.” Examples: : Dentists lobby for rules that prevent dental hygienists from performing teeth-whitening; the lawyers’ guild sustains extortionate rates in part by making sure that less-credentialed workers are blocked from performing even basic administrative legal tasks; college […]
That may be why people who mistrust government are staunch supporters of freedom of the press and the right of citizens to bear arms.
Mississippi didn’t make the most trusted list. But it didn’t make the least trusted either. Biggest problem is runaway pension costs.
“…75% may be the most important figure in American politics. It is the percentage of Americans who say in the Gallup World Poll that corruption is widespread in government. Given this extraordinary level of contempt for American political and administrative elites, it is no wonder that non-establishment figures like Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Bernie […]