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Glossary: Key memes, dog-whistles, canards, euphemisms, fake outrages, and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, October 8-19, 2015

beating up: regulating (the drug companies, the banks, etc.)

big government: any government.

cost-benefit tradeoffs: any regulation that incurs any costs nullifies its supposed benefits. … 217 more words


The One Great Truth

Nothing can be conceived more hard than the heart of a thoroughbred metaphysician. –Burke


Squeers caught the boy firmly in his grip; one desperate cut had fallen on his body—he was wincing from the lash and uttering a scream of pain—it was raised again, and again about to fall—when Nicholas Nickleby, suddenly starting up, cried ‘Stop!’ in a voice that made the rafters ring. 1,727 more words


How Peter Hitchens Has Changed My Mind

“How Peter Hitchens Has Changed My Mind”
Angel, UK
September 2015

I’m on my nineteenth book of the year at the moment and amongst those I’ve read are all of Peter Hitchens’. 693 more words


The Potentate

Lucifir came for a potentate bold.

He said “you have had power and wealth untold,

Now you must render me your immortal soul”.

The potentate sighed, 63 more words


The Corbyn After-Effect

Win he did. And how. Although the petty vindictiveness of the #LabourPurge was real, it wasn’t enough to materially affect the result, and has arguably strengthened Jeremy Corbyn’s mandate.  2,142 more words

Beautiful Revolutionary Dreams

On Bended Knee

For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard,
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding, calls not thee to guard, 1,817 more words