Category Archives: Elections

Violence & Escalation

     Just a week ago, your humble author noted a marked increase in the acceptance of violent rhetoric and and warned of “fringe individuals who live in political echo chambers who are likely to do something stupid”. Less than a week … Continue reading

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Frustration & Violence

     Whether its a hard Leftist who wants to double down on immanentizing the eschaton, or someone one the post-conservative Right who feels like the country has suddenly gone mad and thinks that no one is trying to bring back normalcy, … Continue reading

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An Uncanny Election Year

     Of all the elections for decades that your humble author has experienced, this one feels different.   Perhaps we’re on the verge of some epochal political realignment, or perhaps the irrational has just drowned out the sensible. Either which way, … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: The Future of the GOP

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      The question of the future of the Republican Party is as hotly debated now as it was half-a-century … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: The Nixon Experience and American Conservatism

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      How much does one politician affect an entire movement, not just while in power, but far into the … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: The British Crisis

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      The current British government, run by the Tories, is on the verge of a humiliating defeat come the … Continue reading

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Nevada GOP Establishment (GOPe) To Most Nevada GOP Voters: Your Voice Shouldn’t Count

     The Nevada Republican Party establishment (“GOPe”) has approved this past weekend a caucus to be held in the evening (right after most people get off work and just want to go home to their families) two days after the state … Continue reading

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Politics As Faith

     Politics often results in emotions overriding reason. But increasingly politics has become a form of faith, with political saviors and a good vs. evil mindset that seeks to purge heathens and heretics aside. Most troubling is a certain gnostic view … Continue reading

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The Fix Is In: The Real GOPe In Nevada Strikes Again

     Nevada will have a Presidential primary with all Republican active voters receiving a ballot.   Most Republicans in Nevada will assume their vote will count, but it won’t. The Nevada Republican Party executive officers (not even as of yet the … Continue reading

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Learning About Propaganda

     Most people now-a-days thinks that propaganda is all about peddling lies, and that if it is true (or people believe it is true), that they aren’t being propagandized against. In reality, propaganda is about shaping perceptions of reality, even when … Continue reading

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