Why, when put like this , it’s just so obvious: Gore is a shoe-in to be president of the United States! This guy Robert Elisberg (at HuffPo, so you’re warned) proves that Al Gore isn’t wooden by noting that various people have called him crazy. That’s about the strongest argument, except for constantly repeating that Gore won the popular vote in 2000 and asserting that there’s “no reason” to think he might get fewer votes than last time. Of course, he goes on to note that Gore has revived his “Earth in the Balance” schtick which Gore had kept under wraps in 2000 because a lot of people told him he’d lose votes if he didn’t. But that’s a quibble. Another quibble might be that if Gore ran he’d have more than just one primary opponent driving down his numbers. But that’s small beer too. The important point to remember is that his screaming is proof that he’s really not “wooden.” Never mind that some people aren’t reassured when tree-like beings suddenly start screaching like a banshee.
The U.S economy is aching for many more highly skilled, technically trained people. But what if men end up limiting their eventual marriage prospects if they pursue careers in the trades or other jobs that don’t require a four-year degree? Some proportion of women who have bachelor's and post-baccalaureate ... Read More
This weekend, Americans traveled from across the country to Washington, D.C., to participate in the March for Life and the Women’s March by walking with their poster art. While the pro-life marchers’ art focused on women and unborn life, the posters of Women’s March attendees, including small children, ... Read More
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In a statement on the Senate floor yesterday, Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) doubled down on her attacks against the Catholic group the Knights of Columbus and accused her colleague Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) of “embrac[ing] the alt-right position” by offering a resolution rebuking the use of unconstitutional ... Read More
B uzzFeed published an explosive allegation that the president of the United States ordered his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to congressional committees investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Specifically, in a news story sourced to two anonymous law-enforcement officials said to ... Read More
Whatever the significance of the BuzzFeed story, it’s not that Trump is getting impeached. That was going to happen regardless. If the BuzzFeed story is true (and everyone should be cautious about that given the fate of some past Trump-Mueller bombshells) it tells us what one of the impeachment counts will be, ... Read More
Leon Trotsky — n.b., Millennials: He was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before she was — understood the power of single-payer systems: “The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.” The socialist powers of Trotsky’s time made good on ... Read More