Is Donald Trump the New Barry Goldwater?

A lot of people have been comparing Donald Trump to Barry Goldwater because they are both “anti-establishment” candidates who still have popular support. But that’s about where the comparison ends. Barry Goldwater, like Ron Paul, stood by fixed convictions that made him very unpopular with establishment GOP players. He wasn’t able to be manipulated. In […]

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Does Dog-Whistle Racism Actually Exist?

You’ve probably heard of the GOP’s dog-whistle racism. It refers to any untraceable nod to a voter base’s racial prejudices. It is a political signal of agreement with socially unacceptable or politically incorrect imbalances that is always small or innocent enough to have plausible deniability. Like a dog whistle, it can be heard by the […]

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Everything is a Sales Pitch, so the Disappearance of Greatness is Probably Our Fault

Everything is a sales pitch. All the content you read, the shows and movies you watch, the music you listen to… Even the church service you attend and the political campaign you endorse. Everything is a sales pitch. Everyone is trying to sell you something. Everything conforms to a marketing strategy. And it’s probably your […]

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Video Gamer Sues Software Company for Making Game “Too Addictive”

A Russian video gamer is suing Bethesda Softworks for making Fallout 4 too addictive: Apparently, after seeing an advertisement for the game, the man decided to download it and spend a few hours playing over the next few days. Those days quickly turned into weeks, and after missing several days of work, he was fired […]

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Climate Change Activism is a Clinic on Informal Fallacies

Bette Midler recently blamed “ignorant selfish climate deniers” for the uncommonly warm winter weather: Dec. 22, 2015, 63 degrees in NYC. I would like to thank the ignorant selfish climate deniers for all their goodwill toward the planet. Midler is just another in a long line of climate change activists who can’t seem to get […]

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FDA Relaxes Rules for Homosexual Blood Donors … They Say It’s Still Not Enough

The FDA recently relaxed its rules for homosexuals who want to donate blood. Apparently, homosexuals are now allowed to give blood if they have refrained from homosexual contact for a year. But homosexuals and activists say this new rule is still too restrictive and discriminatory: “The revised policy is still discriminatory,” said a statement from the […]

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McDonald’s, the Grand Trump Denial, and Our Impending National Humiliation

McDonald’s is the butt of a lot of jokes. Especially ones that involve tacky, horrible, ugly things that people still buy anyway. Comedian Jim Gaffigan has a whole routine on his embarrassing love for McDonald’s: I reference McDonald’s a lot ’cause I go to McDonalds. I love the silence that follows that statement—like I just […]

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