The Corner

Guess What? A Leftist Is Bashing Lieberman!

What’s interesting isn’t that Duncan Black, the blogger code-named Atrios, has an op-ed in the L.A. Times that strings together every already-exhausting cliche about how evil Joe Lieberman is. What’s interesting is that Atrios can evidently put together a sequence of words longer than “It’s Tuesday. Here’s an Open Thread.”

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Education

The Deflation of the Academic Brand

Trumpism is sometimes derided as an updated know-nothingism that rejects expertise and the input of credentialed expertise. Supposedly, professionals who could now save us tragically have their talent untapped as they sit idle at the Council on Foreign Relations, the economics Department at Harvard, or in the ... Read More
Elections

My Journey into the Heart of Obama-Trump Country

After eight years of displeasure with Barack Obama’s presidency, Carla Johnson was ready for a drastic change. The 41-year-old lab technician from Cresco, Iowa, fell for Donald Trump very early in the 2016 primary season. She loved his “take-no-[sh**]” style, his conservative stances on gun control and ... Read More