Monthly Archives: May 2016

Trumpology, A Master Class – POLITICO Magazine

D’Antonio: But isn’t this sort of consistent with the way the game of politics was played by his father and the politicians and the clubhouse people? It’s like, if I bring you into my web of deception, now you’re a

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Adam Gopnik: The Dangerous Acceptance of Donald Trump – The New Yorker

If Trump came to power, there is a decent chance that the American experiment would be over. This is not a hyperbolic prediction; it is not a hysterical prediction; it is simply a candid reading of what history tells us

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Ben Howe: Trump’s nomination needed to happen so we could see what we’d become. – RedState

It’s time to accept that we didn’t just lose to Trump’s wing of the party because we deserved to. We lost to them because we needed to. To quote so many on our side these last several months: we needed

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Output-Buffering and Extensible WordPress Plug-Ins

Contrary to my tentative conclusions of a month ago, I now understand at least one good reason to use output-buffering while writing WordPress code. Indeed, I now anticipate using the tool frequently.

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Robert Kagan: This is how fascism comes to America – The Washington Post

What these people do not or will not see is that, once in power, Trump will owe them and their party nothing. He will have ridden to power despite the party, catapulted into the White House by a mass following

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Camille Paglia: PC feminists misfire again, as fearful elite media can’t touch Donald Trump –

The supreme irony of the Times’ vacuous coverage is that the early 1990s banquet-hall photograph of the unmarried Rowanne Brewer and Donald Trump illustrating it is the sexiest picture published in the mainstream media in years. Not since Melissa Forde’s

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Europa’s Ocean May Have An Earthlike Chemical Balance – JPL

In a new study, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, compared Europa’s potential for producing hydrogen and oxygen with that of Earth, through processes that do not directly involve volcanism. The balance of these two elements is a

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Donald Trump Will Not Save Realism from Itself – War on the Rocks

Trump sees spending on the military as efficient and effective in accomplishing national security goals; realists believe that neither is the case. Trump sees combating international terrorism as a profound national interest; many realists argue that it is an overblown

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Mind-blowing video of space junk evolution since 1957 – Business Insider

“The only way to [solve this problem] is to bring back the larger objects,” NASA scientist Donald Kessler, who has led NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office for nearly 20 years, told The Huffington Post in 2013. But if we’re going to do anything

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Comment Elsewhere: To @BurtLikko under “How to Fix a Broken Elephant: Prologue”

Every other re-othered, just like we like it.

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