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Denmark has discovered at least how to circumvent it (like the kids laws to ensure their futures): Make opposing climate change or failing goals so illegal that no government can exist unless it is committed to previously-set standards and goals. Try to avoid them and yer out! (No need to consult voters of course). https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200706-the-law-that-could-make-climate-change-illegal […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Worm Ouroboros: Leftist Eating Habits

 

The title for this post is stolen from a novel of the same name by E.R. Eddison wherein the Lords of Goblinland, Impland, Witchland and Pixyland war with one another in unceasing plots and, like many Norse and Icelandic inspired mythologies, tend to rinse, lather and then repeat endlessly. It’s a great read if you can stomach the sometimes awkward writing style and thick language.

In any case, my post isn’t actually about that novel. The image of the worm eating its own tail is an old one, and one that in most cases references the endless and cyclical nature of time. There is nothing new under the sun, so to speak. The image in my mind recently has been of a creature devouring itself and complaining and moaning about how much each bite hurts.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. In the Time of Trump, the Democrats’ Crucible: RFK or Bill Ayers?

 

In our two-party dominated system, politics shift; sometimes subtly, sometimes seismically. What either side believes today, the other side may espouse tomorrow. The Republican Party once supported tariffs and isolationism; the Democrats once supported free trade and internationalism. Driven by changing attitudes amongst the electorate that were expressed through the God-given, constitutionally recognized rights to freely speak, assemble, and petition government for the redress of grievances, over time the parties either discarded or adopted these and other issues in their respective pursuits of a governing coalition.

What never shifted was both parties’ shared America’s political paradigm, namely that ours is an exceptional nation where constructive change was best – and solely – advanced through peaceable means.

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The left propagates all manner of stupid ideas. I have long thought that the concept of cultural appropriate is one of the dumbest of them all. So I was researching it and found the following definition on the Urban Dictionary website: Preview Open

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  Re-posting from, well, my blog. Frankly, a little data cleanses the debate palate quite nicely. ————————– Preview Open

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Capitalism is progressive, socialism is not… The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. […]

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Here’s an article that illustrates one of the huge difference between conservatives/libertarians and liberals/progressives: It’s been the prettiest love story in recent Canadian political history — the romancing of the Assembly of First Nations by the Liberal government. Preview Open

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Got this email today from my alma mater: Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government William Howell, Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics, University of Chicago Our government is failing us. From health care to immigration, from the tax code to climate change, why are our political institutions so dysfunctional? The UT Center for Politics […]

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The oath required in Article II, Section 1, makes me think the framers would say no: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Preview Open

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Maybe it should be called “Millenial Wake-Up Day”… Preview Open

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A list of privileges only postmodernists enjoy, by a fellow who studied English and Philosophy at NYU and did a stint with the Peace Corps before finding safe harbour at The Acton Institute:   Preview Open

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There’s been a lot of talk about Baltimore, specifically the root causes and how or whether one should try to understand the anger and frustration. This is a very complicated issue, but since I believe that attempts at understanding are never wasted, here’s how I see the frustration. I’m leaving a lot out for now […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Netroots Panel Launches Effort to ‘Take Down’ Conservative ‘Stink Tanks’

 

featured_NN_logo_13288A panel at the recent Netroots Nation conference called on progressive activists to “take down” a network of conservative non-profit organizations.

At an official session titled “Stink Tanks in Your State,” speakers denounced the State Policy Network, a coalition of “independent, non-profit, market-oriented, state-focused think tanks.” The presentation was part of the ninth annual Netroots Nation conference, the country’s “largest progressive gathering,” which was held in Detroit, July 17-20.