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Mark:  I like to think I have all the libertarians’ love of the old Anglo-American ideals regarding individual liberty and autonomy, with none of their insane optimism that those ideals would survive an influx of a couple of hundred million people from countries with statist or despotic political traditions–countries, in some cases, with deep historical grudges against anything Anglo-American.

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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