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The Civilized War

September 9, 2018

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There are some who turn everything into warfare, who … would like to conquer others in everything they do. They have no idea how to live peaceably. — Baltasar Gracián We have met the enemy and he is us. — Pogo The Aztecs — who ruled a vast territory in the manner of the Roman […]

Political Discussion Pitfalls

April 15, 2018

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  People suppose they have the right way, and it is the only way. — Jeffrey Tucker “Political discussion” is an oxymoron. — Quippy Have you noticed how people in political discussions never, ever change their minds? You’d think public controversies ought to be talked out reasonably by the citizens — that’s the responsible thing […]

Quippy on the Run

November 5, 2017

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Are you listening? Are you LISTENING?!? … Of course not. — Quippy We received in the mail another set of Quippy’s irresistible political one-liners, and we’re proud to publish them here. Still, we asked him why he didn’t bring it into the office as he usually does. Quippy replied that he’s “traveling around the country […]

Ballot Box Blues

November 27, 2016

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I’m starting to think that this is the last season of America and the writers are just going nuts. — Jake Flores What the hell is happening in the U.S.? Bitter anger between citizens, candidates nobody likes, garish negativity in the media. We’ve gotten so touchy with each other, it’s as easy to disrupt our harmony […]

Media vs. Trump

November 13, 2016

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The big story is the big cities trending blue (all over the country) and the smaller towns trending red. — Scott Sumner To the media, it was a stunning surprise. How on Earth could a tinhorn conservative boor like Donald Trump become president? After all, the polls clearly signaled a victory for the Democratic party’s […]

Quippy’s Dictionary of Political Code Words

May 28, 2015

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(NOTE: “L” = Left, “R” = Right) L  “The science is settled” = “We can’t stand any dissent” R  “Obama wasn’t born in America” = “We hate having a Black president” L  “Women are the same as men” = “Women are better than men” R  “Abortions are wrong” = “Women should stay in the kitchen” […]

Polarized

November 6, 2014

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American elections come and go, but some things stay the same. Like griping about politicians. Like the endless feud between Republicans and Democrats. Like the belief, shared by both sides, that America is going to the dogs. One thing that has lately emerged in this eternal wrangling is the notion that we’re “polarized”. It’s as […]