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#BelieveWomen, or Take Allegations Seriously?

The NYT just published a toxic bit of race-baiting that I won't reward with a link: "White Women, Come Get Your People." It's most notable for calling white women "gender traitors." This also stuck out to me: "These are the kind of women who think that being falsely...

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Brett Kavanaugh: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

People talk about how Trump is undermining the rule of law and important social/political conventions and institutions. And he is. But too often unremarked is that, if anything, The Resistance® is doing even more damage with their scorched-earth tactics. We now have...

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My Take on the Kavanaugh Accusations

I refrained from comment on Judge Kavanaugh for a long while, because it was important to see how things developed. We've seen a lot of seemingly decent men exposed as monsters in the past year. Plus, it's important to give accusers a fair hearing, and to be...

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The EU Keeps Swimming Upstream

Not making a political statement, just an observation. The EU's project to engender a "European" identity runs counter to the stream of history for the past 100+ years. Everywhere else we've seen "uber" identities -- imperial, Ottoman, British, Yugoslavian, Soviet,...

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The Creepy Line Documentary Review

Rather than providing a neutral public space for citizens to debate ideas, tech giants are now intervening to promote their own opinions and silence contrary voices.  I rarely watch documentaries, but am looking forward to The Creepy Line, which examines their growing...

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Veronica Mars Likely Coming to Hulu!

Deadline just reported that Veronica Mars (and iZombie) creator Rob Thomas is nearing a deal for eight more episodes of the show. Kristen Bell and her co-stars would come to Hulu for a limited run.  Other than a Firefly revival, this is the best TV news I could get....

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Another Try at a Dune Movie

The Dune-iverse is one of the greatest science fiction settings out there, with political intrigue, war, cool technology and mythology, and a general weirdness that sets it apart (giant sandworms, for instance.)  However, it's never gotten the love it deserves in...

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Facebook Silences Brazilian Reform Movement

We wouldn't let the local power utility arbitrarily disconnect someone because it disliked their politics. So why would we let an online monopoly do it?  Social media serves a vital role in today's political system, yet we let unaccountable, monopolist businessmen ban...

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