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Really, This Is My Last Entry, I Have to Get Back to Work

More objections to my saying that a fetus-embryo may not be “fully human.” People saying, “What is it? Part vegetable?” Come on, now. It is a seedling of a human being. Until a fetus is six weeks old it doesn’t even have a gender. If you believe it to be fully human, you believe it not because of logic or science, but because of BELIEF — which I respect and which is why I don’t think Professor George’s original proposal can do the trick to reconcile opposing views on stem-cell research.

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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