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Moderates Go Down In Key House Primaries As National Democrats Fret

A trio of moderate Democrats went down to more liberal opponents Tuesday night in key House primaries, the latest skirmishes…
Moderates Go Down In Key House Primaries As National Democrats Fret

This is the most underreported story of the 2018 election cycle. DCCC backed moderates are being pushed out by more liberal candidates. State and local party committees are being restaffed by more liberal staff.

What Made Marxism So Deadly?


Because autocrats desire centralized control, and Marxism delivers by insisting that the state should own the means of productions. Autocrats also like to pose as populists, and Marxism delivers there too. Even more conveniently, Marx himself said that full communism would take a long time to develop, which provides an endless series of excuses for underachievement. Also conveniently, Marxism contrasts itself explicitly to market capitalism, which provides autocrats in poor countries with an automatic enemy in the capitalist West to keep the masses enthralled. All in all, if I were an autocrat, I’d probably find Marxism pretty congenial. Would I care about what Marx actually wrote or what his economic ideas really were? Not really. Every autocrat has his own national version of Marxism anyway.
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Good point.

I’m done trying to understand Trump supporters. Why don’t they try to understand me?The idea that we...

I’m done trying to understand Trump supporters. Why don’t they try to understand me?

The idea that we must “understand” those folks carries with it an implicit suggestion that in so doing, we might find some ground for compromise. It would be a great idea in normal times. But again, these times are not normal.

No compromise is possible here for a simple reason Trump followers seem to understand better than the rest of us: You can’t compromise with demography, can’t order numbers to stop being what they are and saying what they say about the coming tide of change. 

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Giant Hog Farms Are Fighting for the Right to Keep Polluting. The Trump Administration Is on Their Side.


If you enjoy bacon or ham, chances are you’ve eaten pork from North Carolina, where about 16 million hogs—10 percent of the US total—are raised each year.
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If you insist we need deregulation to create jobs, please let me know how much pig shit you’re willing to have in your water.