Planet Gore

Rolling Stone‘s 100 People Changing the World

Gird your loins, conservatives, if these people actually end up changing the world. My favorite is how Sacha Baron Cohen at #23 is somehow more changey than Energy Secretary Steven Chu, at #24.

Maybe if Chu renamed the Obama energy plan Cultural Learnings of Skyrocketing Electricity Prices for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Obamistan, he’d move up on the list?

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The Compulsory Society

Vox may still be keeping up its risible just-the-facts posturing, but it is tendentious to the point of dishonesty: “Colorado baker who refused to serve gay couple now wants to refuse to serve transgender person,” it says. That is not true, of course. (But everybody knows that.) Phillips serves ... Read More
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Was the Pre-Trump World Normal or Abnormal?

Much of the controversy that surrounds the policies of Donald Trump can be explained as a reaction to the past. He was either clumsily disrupting the sacrosanct or trying to resurrect what was lost. In other words, what you feel about Trump is inseparable from what you think of the world before Trump. Was ... Read More