Browsing All posts tagged under »polarization«

Political Discussion Pitfalls

April 15, 2018


  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


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


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


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


(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” […]


November 6, 2014


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 […]

This Is Your Brain on Crazy

March 20, 2014


I have a notion that nearly everyone is crazy. But we’re all crazy in similar ways, so it looks normal to us and we think we’re fine. Sleeplessness, depression, addictions, custody battles, hating the boss, resenting the neighbors, angry political standoffs — all this is routine, isn’t it? We’re just behaving normally. Right? What drives […]