Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Origins of Polarization

I have a letter in today’s New York Times objecting to a David Brooks account of how we came to have polarized politics — if that’s the proper way to look at it. To the Editor: Re “Bonhoeffer, Benedict or … Continue reading

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Regulatory Rollback

This week, the Trump circus with all its chaos and dysfunction blusters on.  The public mind has changed its focus from the Muslim ban executive order to the revelations about Michael Flynn that have now led to his dismissal resignation dismissal. … Continue reading

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Worries and Dissents 17.2.3

From time to time I want to link to intelligent worries I come across, and also to interesting dissents from the way I see things. While the Trump administration continues careening through its first weeks, David Brooks focuses on the … Continue reading

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Worries and Dissents 17.2.1

From time to time I want to link to intelligent worries I come across, and also to interesting dissents from the way I see things. In A Third Way in the ‘Respectability Politics’ Debate, Conor Friedersdorf  has interesting thoughts about … Continue reading

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