Blame Putin, Sure, But Also Blame Biden

(Photo by Mikhail Metzel/SPUTNIK/AFP)

The fact—one that should surprise no one—is that the same folks who gave us the grossly mismanaged withdrawal from Afghanistan have also taught a master class on how to bungle our crucial relationship with an already insecure nuclear superpower.”

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Bring Back “Bums”…and Then Kick the Bums Out

And we very much do need to start telling ourselves and these street people the hard (but ultimately more humanizing and compassionate) truth again: We need to call the bums by their rightful name.”

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A Culture War Worth the Fight

The predictable consequence is that instead of striving together toward the ethereal glow at the top of the highest peak, we are coming apart and stomping each other and ourselves further down into the abyss…”

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It’s Time for a Two-State Solution…for America

(AP/Mel Evans)

“If a nation is an ‘imagined community,’ to invoke Benedict Anderson’s metaphor, then how can we live together when the communities we imagine are, at every level, incompatible?”

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City of Thugs

(Giuseppe Milo)

If, on the other hand, we as a society make excuses for thugs and use pretextual claims of racism to emasculate law enforcement, we will promote the continuation of our rapid race to the bottom.”

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Unleashing the Hounds Upon America

(Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

How did it happen that the Wolves came to wield such power here, infiltrating academia, journalism, and other segments of society that were supposed to be high-minded bastions of truth and light?”

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Cutting Through Identities: to Alter the Body or to Heal the Mind?

But this article is not actually about cutting. If one has not yet guessed what it is really about by now, it is time for me to pull back the curtain.”

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The Woke Mob vs. the Trump Mob: the Real Double Standard

(Jonathan Levinson/OPB)

There is a real double standard at work. It is a glaring one, not the one President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris claim exists but, rather, the one they want to gaslight us into accepting.”

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I Voted for Trump, and I’m Not a Racist

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“But I had never voted in a presidential election until this year. So why did I vote in 2020?”

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A Soviet Immigrant Reminds Americans What They’ve Forgotten

This country confers upon people the basic, fundamental dignity—starkly absent in Soviet Russia and in many other places on Earth—of drawing a more-or-less direct line between our life choices and our lives’ outcomes.”

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White Jesus and the “Other” Jesus: When Activists Come for Gods

A civilization that worships at such altars is one that no longer believes in itself, that considers itself irredeemably guilty, sinful or evil…”

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How We Can Finally Put the Reparations Question Behind Us

(By Stephanie Keith/The New York Times/Redux)

With that in mind, what I want to do below is to advance a proposal that, I think, lets everyone concerned out of this conundrum gracefully.”

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These Are Not “Peaceful Protests”; Their Violent Rhetoric Incites Violence

“If that is the result of George Floyd’s killing, he will have not only died in vain but, more, died as a critical girder supporting the enemy’s battlements.”

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The Plague in New York, the Pox on America 

“With our political and cultural situation having deteriorated far beyond where it was two decades ago, it is my hope that the long-overdue national cleansing and cultural revitalization this pestilence brings in its wake will last.”

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“People of Color” Do Not Exist

“Looking at the highest income Americans by ethnicity, we likewise find a hodgepodge of people of many colors, with peoples largely from East and South Asia, Europe, and the Middle East at the top.”

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