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Guns And States

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: America

From slatestarcodex.com

[Epistemic status: I think I probably wrung the right conclusions out of this evidence, but this isn’t the only line of evidence bearing on the broader gun control issue and all I can say is what it’s consistent with.

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Obama Is a Republican

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: America

From www.theamericanconservative.com

Back in 2008, Boston University professor Andrew Bacevich wrote an article for this magazine making a conservative case for Barack Obama. While much of it was based on disgust with the warmongering and budgetary profligacy of the Republican Party under George W.

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Byron White

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: America

From jeremyturcotte.wordpress.com

In 1807 the supreme Court was increased to seven justices, in order to make an odd number. Thomas Jefferson filled this new seat with Thomas Todd (1765-1826), who took office on March 3 and stayed until his death.

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The Presidential Candidates Ranked By Their Usefulness In A Bar Fight - Bitter Empire

Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: America

From bitterempire.com

Letâ€s be clear here: Ted Cruz is not just the worst presidential candidate to have on your side in a bar fight. He is the worst possible human being to have on your side in a bar fight. And itâ€s not only because when he speaks he sounds like Eddie Murphy doing his nerd character.

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Why Do So Many Leftists Want Sex Work to Be the New Normal?

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: America

From www.thenation.com

On the left, prostitution used to be seen as a bad thing: part of the general degradation of the working class, and the subjugation of women, under capitalism. Women who sold sex were victims, forced by circumstances into a painful and humiliating way of life, and socialism would liberate them.

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Elmo Testifies Before Congress - Lowering the Bar

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: America

From www.loweringthebar.net

There is no shortage of news items on Stephen Colbert's testimony before Congress, and as many of these stories note, some Democrats also did not think that having a comedian testify was such a great idea.

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FRB: Speech with Slideshow--Yellen, Perspectives on Inequality and Opportunity from the Survey of Consumer Finances--October 17,

Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: America

From www.federalreserve.gov

The distribution of income and wealth in the United States has been widening more or less steadily for several decades, to a greater extent than in most advanced countries.1 This trend paused during the Great Recession because of larger wealth losses for those at the top of the distribution and because increased safety-net spending helped offset some income losses for those below the top.

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For richer, for poorer: How family structures economic success in America » AEI

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Friday, October 31, 2014
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From www.aei.org

The standard portrayals of economic life for ordinary Americans and their families paint a picture of stagnancy, even decline, amidst rising income inequality or joblessness. But rarely does the public conversation about the changing economic fortunes of Americans and their families look at questions of family structure.

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Dear White People’s Missed Opportunities - In These Times

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: America

From inthesetimes.com

Dear White People is a well-produced directorial debut by Justin Simien, whose analysis of race and power is just as muddled and contradictory as the young and confused elite college students he portrays.

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Brothers from Another Planet - The Baffler

Friday, October 24, 2014
Category: America

From www.thebaffler.com

Fraternity grows from the recognition of kinship, likeness more important than unlikeness. All the fraternal relationships of man, in his progression from birth to death, teach the same lesson. A man is kin to his blood-brothers, like them more than he is unlike, because dependence and society are more important than physical isolation.

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