Obama Channels Biden: Time for ‘New Economic Patriotism’

President Obama’s recent campaign ad calls for a “new economic patriotism,” i.e., it is “patriotic” to pay more taxes. If this sounds familiar, it’s because Biden made the same outlandish claim on the campaign trail in 2008.


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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
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Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More