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I am being bombarded again by those pointing out that gender is determined at conception by the XX-XY chromosome miracle. However, it is not until six weeks that the fetus expresses gender. It’s been a pleasure doing business with all of you, but really, I have to get off this train now. I’ve logged over 75 e-mails already this afternoon, and I can’t answer or even contemplate any more.

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The Blackface Party

I must have missed something: Was there some kind of all-hands white-people meeting at which we voted to kick the Democrats out? Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Dolezal, Beto O’Rourke — what’s up with all the ethnic play-acting? Isn’t cultural appropriation supposed to be a bad thing among progressives? Isn’t ... Read More

The State of the Race for the House

Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More