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    The NYT Blogcast "the Daily" has been touring...

    The NYT Blogcast "the Daily" has been touring different European countries to get a sense of the anti-EU sentiment prevalent in Europe leading up to the recent EU elections.

    France has the Yellow...
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    Trump is definitely in general campaign mode, has...

    Trump is definitely in general campaign mode, has been since Jan 2017.

    A lot can happen between now & fall 2020. Definitely some storm clouds on the horizon, economically.
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    This news isn't religious, and it's not unique,...

    This news isn't religious, and it's not unique, but that it's in Utah and being reported - at least in the Trib, perhaps not/never in the D-News - is a data point in my thesis:
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    I see the potential for authoritarianism on the...

    I see the potential for authoritarianism on the right. Some already exists and Trump is pretty explicit in his admiration for autocrats around the world, and, in the context of what I learned in...
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    Sorry for the tardy reply. Of course there is...

    Sorry for the tardy reply.

    Of course there is tension within the US left. Since we only have 2 parties, each party is a very large tent. Whether it's the economy or social matters or the...
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    I used to have a joke I'd lay out in (the right)...

    I used to have a joke I'd lay out in (the right) mixed company, about how the Founding Fathers' vision was only for white, land-owning males to have voting power, and we strayed offcourse as a nation...
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    China has presented problems for awhile. IP...

    China has presented problems for awhile. IP theft, opaque markets for foreign companies to work in, the South China Sea, etc.

    Obama was using US soft power, in extending the TPP started under...
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    That's heartening news. I'll take it! Nice...

    That's heartening news. I'll take it!

    Nice post, as usual. :)
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    That *was* a long read, JD. ;) The author is...

    That *was* a long read, JD. ;)

    The author is Russian born, which I think may help explain her strong bias toward free speech, no matter how toxic, but otherwise, I got the sense she was warning...
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    Uhhh... I think the Scandos are feeling the...

    Uhhh... I think the Scandos are feeling the Russian menace pretty acutely. They can't match up militarily, but Sweden has produced jet fighters for a long time, and I'm sure Germany is losing their...
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    Good article. One of my Econ profs, in...

    Good article.

    One of my Econ profs, in describing the landscape of the political spectrum left of Ted Kennedy - "who is not a socialist, either by his own definition, nor in the opinion of...
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    Older folks - 60+ - in my wife's hometown put...

    Older folks - 60+ - in my wife's hometown put together a "Remember when..." facebook group where they can reminisce about the past, post old photos, etc.

    Somebody posted an old photo of riverboat...
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    I agree with this assessment of the OC trail. ...

    I agree with this assessment of the OC trail.

    What will make this year really interesting is Whit knowing the offense has to continue rising, the return of Ludwig, and new faces in the kicking...
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    Sticky: Markham saying we beat out UCLA, Oklahoma State &...

    Markham saying we beat out UCLA, Oklahoma State & Texas Tech. His Twitter feed shows OSU was pretty strong on the trail.

    Assuming Devin Lloyd keeps making strides, maybe this kid is the 4th LB,...
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    This is the heart of the issue. The magnitude of...

    This is the heart of the issue. The magnitude of the Great Recession and associated decade-long recovery have put a big dent in the reputation of our economic system.
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    Hi J.D... I mean, LA. Backbencher here.... ...

    Hi J.D... I mean, LA.

    Backbencher here....

    I propose an amendment to Godwin's Law where if anyone brings up Venezuela in the context of talking about "Socialism" as defined by Sanders and AOC,...
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    Mayor Pete goes into "enemy territory", Fox News,...

    Mayor Pete goes into "enemy territory", Fox News, and criticizes a couple of Fox hosts. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/buttigieg-attacks-fox-news-hosts-fox-news-town-hall-n1007546
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    The micro cultures and accumulation of the...

    The micro cultures and accumulation of the individuals in classes can vary widely school to school, year to year. I've met several classmates from high school much later in life who said they hated...
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    I appreciate the quibble. Seriously. I think...

    I appreciate the quibble. Seriously. I think for many white Americans, Obama helped heal a long standing wound, an uncomfortable past. Certainly, for many his inauguration was a national release...
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    I think this is probably true. For many white...

    I think this is probably true. For many white Americans, it's a lot easier to be charitable toward blacks knowing you're in a position of unquestioned dominance, with a president who looks like you...
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    In 2012, Missouri Republican Todd Akin said there...

    In 2012, Missouri Republican Todd Akin said there was no reason to include exceptions for rape, because "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut the whole thing down", and funding...
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    Those Arabs who didn't leave after the partition...

    Those Arabs who didn't leave after the partition were granted citizenship as proof that Israel is commited to being a true democracy, with equal rights for all, etc. But they've had a kind of 2nd...
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    Relevant to this issue, today's NYT podcast "The...

    Relevant to this issue, today's NYT podcast "The Daily" featured a lengthy interview with Rashida Tlaib. (Free on Spotify & I'm sure other audio services.) It's definitely worth listening to.
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    Maybe this should be in the Political chit-chat forum, but the social media giants have a big role to play if we are to avoid getting manipulated from abroad, and if we can bring our national...
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    I sense LA is going JD Williams on us... and I...

    I sense LA is going JD Williams on us... and I love it! The reading assignments are great food for thought.

    Joel Kotkin - nobody can accuse this guy of beating around the bush. Or, "I can spot...
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