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But Is It Possible?

For the past two days, I’ve been writing about the Left and how it needs to, somehow, woo the Deplorables away from Trump. But is that really possible? I am now looking at some photos of Trump supporters at one of his rallies. They scream. They yell. They gesture obscenely. Their faces are twisted up…

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Crafting A Deplorable Message

Yesterday, I wrote about how Progressives might need to somehow appeal to at least some of the voters who currently support Trump. I need to add something to that. Specifically, I am now struck by the fact that the Progressive Left has done many things well, but explaining its advantages to the Deplorables who support…

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The Guard Is In Chains

Today I saw another article decrying identity politics. I’ll confess, I run hot and cold on this. As a good 1960s hold-over, I have the tendency to privilege identity politics…whether based on race, class, gender, or what have you. Yet, I will also admit to feeling some concern about it. As a weapon it is,…

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The Trump Effect

At one time, I couldn’t understand why some people couldn’t understand certain things, even when they were thoroughly explained or quite obvious. It took someone with a doctorate in psychology to explain to me that half the people out there have below average intelligence.  So I guess we could also say half the people out there…

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A Liberal Napoleon?

There is an interesting, if at times disturbing article on The Week’s site. In What American liberals could learn from France’s neo-Bonaparte, Matthew Walther argues that progressives need to learn from France’s president Macron, specifically, he says, we should copy his “his ability to put a neo-Bonapartist ideology — the improving, totalizing but intensely personal…

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