Monthly Archives: November 2011

Defining Conservatism

Robin frames right-wing ideologies as impulses “to defend power and privilege against movements demanding freedom and equality.” These fighting words were taken up by Daniel Larison, writer and editor at the American Conservative,

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pesky birds interrupting otherwise pleasant days on the moors

Had no idea that the phenomenon shown in the videos below existed… …much less that it went by the lovely name “murmuration.” Not a very high quality video, obviously, the second one, but the expression on the girl’s face at

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No One Likes Us We Don’t Care

Really, we don’t.

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Speaking as a male-bodied “person”

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Billie Jean Not My Lover Either

For Paul Krugman, it was “just because,” the reason to post this video, but it’s oddly timely, in that the Conrad Murray case with its very alternative look back on Michael Jackson is coming to an end.  I wonder if

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The greatest threat to the Islamic Revolution since its inception?

Tehran initially viewed the rise of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey with much enthusiasm. It has turned into a nightmare.

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David Brooks not our favorite pundit

In fact, he should be hauled up before a jury consisting of everyone else in America and forced to defend himself against several million counts of being an insufferable twat in a public place

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