Category Archives: National

Gladwell on Brown v Board of Education

Here’s an interview with Malcolm Gladwell, where he throws shade upon the very faulty social science (e.g., Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 book An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy) that informed the ridiculously consequential Brown vs. Board of Education … Continue reading

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Generation Z

We keep hearing about Millennials, but what about the generation after them? With “Generation Z” being loosely defined as the generation that currently has its oldest members in their early 20s, the NY Post reports: “Gen Z actually like and … Continue reading

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Debt Crises: Virgin Islands Edition

The NYT reports that “After Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis, Worries Shift to Virgin Islands”. It seems the island also has an unfunded pension crisis, much like Puerto Rico. …[T]he debt dilemma is now most acute in the Virgin Islands — … Continue reading

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The Same Ancestors

From The Federalist Paper #2 by John Jay: I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people – a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same … Continue reading

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NYT Launches War vs. Mortgage-Interest Deduction

The featured piece in today’s NYT is “How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality”, which launches what will probably be their War Against the Mortgage-Interest Deduction (MID). The piece begins with the usual: The son of a minister, Ohene … Continue reading

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From White Trash to the Whitelash

In New Statesman, Helen Lewis has a column titled “From white trash to the whitelash: what do white people want?”: A few weeks after the election of Donald Trump, a veteran British politician told me about visiting a multi-ethnic primary … Continue reading

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The Battle of ‘The Battle of Liberty Place’

Every year, the legacy of the South is being further marginalized on the public stage, particularly in the form of statue removals and memorial removals. Today in New Orleans: Workers in New Orleans began removing the first of four prominent … Continue reading

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America Is Not a “Nation of Immigrants”

The Audacious Epigone has an excellent post titled “Euronation”: America is a white nation. America is a Christian nation. America is an Anglophone nation. America is a nation built and led by white men. America is a heterosexual nation. America … Continue reading

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Kotkin: CA’s Tribal Politics

As I’ve noted in the blog numerous times, if you want to see the future of America (in terms of demography and one-party rule), look to California. In “California’s Tribal Politics”, Joel Kotkin writes: To my fellow residents, and particularly … Continue reading

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Assange Was Right

Among the latest news cycles, something that’s been lost is the apparent ‘revelation’ that it was not the Russians who hacked and downloaded information, and then gave it to WikiLeaks. Rather, it was an FBI/CIA insider. So, in other words, … Continue reading

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