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    Stay classy, National Review....

    Stay classy, National Review. I will also reiterate what I've said, in various forms, several times before: why in heaven's name do such unhinged, factually-challenged tools like John Bolton still...
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    Thanks for the extra info on that...I suppose the...

    Thanks for the extra info on that...I suppose the "profiling" angle makes sense, though something (probably just my personal bias) is hesitant to declare it a perfect equivalent. I also find it...
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    I probably haven't kept up closely enough with...

    I probably haven't kept up closely enough with this, but off the cuff I'm really not sure what everyone's so upset about (apart from the default "we rich white straight people are the most oppressed...
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    Delicious....

    Delicious.

    Though a bit depressing because we already know that there will still be no real consequences for the movement at large, no matter how LOL-worthy their rhetoric becomes.

    EDIT: Then...
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    I don't know much about how the British have...

    I don't know much about how the British have addressed this issue, but I'd be interested in hearing/reading more about it. As far as attitude towards leaders go, I have no firsthand experience to...
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    Not so much that, but I would reinstate the...

    Not so much that, but I would reinstate the Fairness Doctrine (or create something similar to it) in order to shift the focus away from personality-based "edutainment" back to fact-centric coverage,...
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    *sigh* You know very well that's not what I've...

    *sigh* You know very well that's not what I've been talking about.

    To repeat it again, condensed, democracy depends, above all else, upon an informed and thus empowered electorate, who are at...
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    Again, I doubt there's any empirical way to...

    Again, I doubt there's any empirical way to address this, but considering how successful "I was taken out of context" and "the media is out to get me" and "I was misquoted" and "I regret if anyone...
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    If nothing else one can look at the record the...

    If nothing else one can look at the record the past provides, and from what I know of it, at least, by and large the politicians willing to spend lavishly and (perhaps even more importantly) say any...
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    Yeah, sorry, I did go off on a whirlwind trip...

    Yeah, sorry, I did go off on a whirlwind trip there, didn't I...sorry. Not that I've displayed similar such tendencies in the past on here or anything, though...not at all, right? Um, right?
    ...
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    Let's start off with those recent common-sense...

    Let's start off with those recent common-sense gun control measures (starting with universal background checks), which are supported by a good-sized majority of Americans, gun owners included, and...
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    Some such high-profile efforts have indeed...

    Some such high-profile efforts have indeed failed, but why are so many of the same people who pushed for them still in office (or, failing that, have left equally-vile successors behind them, or are...
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    I'll be more inclined to believe this once it...

    I'll be more inclined to believe this once it starts applying to more central economic issues, and people who want to dismantle the social safety net and grind the lower and middle classes into...
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    Dammit Rev, I've managed to keep myself mostly at...

    Dammit Rev, I've managed to keep myself mostly at the "ignorably snarky" level of late, but heaven only knows what's keeping me from collapsing into another "he still hasn't shut up" paragraphs-long...
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    On that note, I just happened across an article...

    On that note, I just happened across an article highlighting how few retailers make any effort to avoid profiting from slave labor (or something very close to it), and how difficult it is to get hard...
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    One more reason...

    One more reason to stay as far the hell away as you can from the self-important farce that is the contemporary stock market.
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    The scariest part is that 1) This is only the...

    The scariest part is that 1) This is only the latest in a VERY long and VERY troubling series of utterly shameful statements and actions on this guy's part, and 2) In spite of this, people still seem...
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    And the good ol' days are a-roarin' back!

    And the good ol' days are a-roarin' back!
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    Yeah, I was exaggerating, but it's still closer...

    Yeah, I was exaggerating, but it's still closer to the truth than it ought to be (if nothing else, the free market certainly doesn't feel obligated to pay most people a living wage for their labor...
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    In other news, apparently our shamelessly...

    In other news, apparently our shamelessly "anti-business" White House has come to the conclusion that not only are many of our financial institutions too big to fail, but they're also quite literally...
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    I can certainly agree with that, but considering...

    I can certainly agree with that, but considering how little opposition (if any) those same Bush security policies got when, y'know, Bush was actually in charge of them, whenever I see a conservative...
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    Somebody shoot me. Or him. At this point I'll...

    Somebody shoot me. Or him. At this point I'll take either.
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    From the BBC article a few posts up: Someone...

    From the BBC article a few posts up:


    Someone will have to explain this one to me, because from where I'm standing it makes no more sense now than it ever has: unless I'm missing something, the...
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    If memory serves his previous book wasn't exactly...

    If memory serves his previous book wasn't exactly airtight either...but hey, sacrifices have to be made in order to keep the "both sides do it equally" and "none of this even really matters" tropes...
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    Not to veer too far off topic, but if memory...

    Not to veer too far off topic, but if memory serves the government already had the legal ability to wiretap "suspect" individuals without a warrant for up to 48 hours before having to present...
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