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Reflections on the 2010s: Blogging


Originally written, Dec. 31, 2019, to commemorate the close of the decade; post expanded, Jan. 5, 2020 This post continues some reflections on the decade now ending. Unlike the previous post, Reflections on the 2010s: Political, this one focuses narrowly … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 2010s: Political (The decade the cordon-sanitaire was finally breached)


[Originally posted, Dec. 30, 2019, to commemorate the close of the decade; significantly expanded, Jan. 5, 2020] As I write, the decade of the 2010s will be fully in the books within a matter of hours. No better time to … Continue reading

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Who Radicalized Heidi Beirich (SPLC)? Beirich’s origin story, family, early life, clues to her political origins and turn towards left-wing extremism


— — — “Sometimes Americans forget that this country was founded on white supremacy.” (Heidi Beirich, May 2017) Heidi Beirich, long of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a US political commissar-like organization, was in the news recently (late Oct. … Continue reading

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The Great Boomer Twitter Tournament (Boomer Cup) of 2019 — Results and Analysis


(The recording of a “Twitter banality”) With thousands of votes cast, the first Great Boomer Twitter Tournament (or “Boomer Cup”) was held in October 2019. See the match-by-match Results and Final Rankings below.

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“Who Lost California?” The ‘When,’ the ‘Who,’ and the ‘Why’ of California’s Decline from Midwest-on-the-Pacific to Brazil-on-the-Pacific


(Note: The title of this post is a reference to the late-1940s’ and early 1950s’ “Who Lost China?”) This essay is a foray into how California’s “Third World-ization” — as the Wall Street Journal and the National Review and many … Continue reading

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