The COMMENTARY podcast discusses how online arguments create incentives to make disproportionately high investments in the outcome of those engagements. Whether the stakes are low or high, the level of tension remains static. A dissection of recent controversies and how they take on a more intense dimension when they are rendered abstractions in the arena of the internet.

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  1. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    The thing to do is write a crushing reply and mute the morons. Satisfying.

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    • May 27, 2020, at 3:31 PM PDT
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  2. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    You guys mentioned bullies and how they are out of favor today.

    Then you talked about Trump…

    I have become an often Trump defender except on the issues that most Republican presidents and elected politicians ignore anyway.

    Trump is, of course, the ultimate bully — at least against the people seen as criticizing him.

    Heck, many or some thought that Trump was going to try to pick Joe Scarborough as his vice presidential candidate as Scarborough was so favorable towards him in 2015 and 2016.

    Biden is a bully too.

    The citizens will have to decide what type of bully they want to elect in 2016.

    American bullies like George Patton often have both positive and negative qualities.

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    • May 28, 2020, at 1:53 AM PDT
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