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    You will never please all the people all of the...

    You will never please all the people all of the time. One person’s “no one left behind” is another’s “no one can escape”. But we can at least be honest about our positions. If mentioning tax...
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    Just explain it to the voters this way: We will...

    Just explain it to the voters this way: We will outlaw private insurance and herd everyone into a single government system. Think of the Post Office without all that wasteful Fedex competition. This...
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    Their wealth is not extraordinary enough to make...

    Their wealth is not extraordinary enough to make implementing a huge growth in government spending painless for the middle class. If people want a Scandinavian style welfare state, they will need to...
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    I don’t think Occupy was all that scary, except...

    I don’t think Occupy was all that scary, except perhaps in the esthetic sense. Nor do I think we are anywhere near a starving peasant phase.
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    Given all those new trillions in spending, it’s...

    Given all those new trillions in spending, it’s hard to believe there are enough billionaires available to make that happen.
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    Their solutions certainly were.

    Their solutions certainly were.
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    Bernie was upfront about it. Are we starting...

    Bernie was upfront about it.

    Are we starting to see a moderate/progressive divide opening up?

    And why did Harris make such a big issue of banishing Trump from Twitter? It seemed like a...
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    And you are free to feel as personally guilty...

    And you are free to feel as personally guilty over that as you like. I just decline to join you in whatever penance you feel is appropriate.
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    They both seemed to make Warren squirm a bit over...

    They both seemed to make Warren squirm a bit over whether Medicare for All would raise middle class taxes.
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    People keep saying that, but it isn’t the case....

    People keep saying that, but it isn’t the case. She lost under the prevailing rules. You can blame Russian trolls, Bernie bros, the Electoral College, rogue county clerks or bad juju, but he won. He...
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    If a president is successfully impeached, is he...

    If a president is successfully impeached, is he or she ineligible to run for the same office again?
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    That might explain Mr Trump.

    That might explain Mr Trump.
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    I could be wrong, but I don’t think this race...

    I could be wrong, but I don’t think this race will be settled by charisma. For one thing, I think Jane’s right about the subjectivity of charisma this round. There are several versions of it out...
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    Another debate tonight. Will the 2-3 front...

    Another debate tonight. Will the 2-3 front runners cement their positions? Will the single digit crowd start launching Beto-style Hail Mary passes at guns or religion or the Electoral College or...
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    That’s a relief. Although it might be an...

    That’s a relief. Although it might be an interesting actuarial challenge to price out our share of the Potato Famine or the Siege of Acre.
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    How far back in history do you feel your apology...

    How far back in history do you feel your apology for the West needs to extend? The Thirty Years War? The Norman Conquest? The destruction of Carthage? The massacre at Melos?

    I will take...
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    The West is hardly alone in that.

    The West is hardly alone in that.
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    No. I don’t wish to “eliminate” anything. People...

    No. I don’t wish to “eliminate” anything. People should be free to memorialize whatever they wish. I’m happy to leave the cancel culture stuff to others.

    I just decline to participate in picking...
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    Be careful. The #meattoo movement is growing...

    Be careful. The #meattoo movement is growing every day. Itchy twitter fingers could come gunning for you for even joking about devouring innocent veal calves.
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    So buy some land and give it to whoever you think...

    So buy some land and give it to whoever you think deserves it. Just keep me out of it.

    Everyone is where they are because “we just took it”. Native American tribes displaced one another with the...
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    Well, feel free to pay back whatever you think...

    Well, feel free to pay back whatever you think you owe to whoever you think you owe it to. Even if payment only takes the form of a little handwringing.

    For myself, I don’t see the necessity of...
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    Which indigenous people are we to celebrate? The...

    Which indigenous people are we to celebrate? The deep ecologists or the imperialist human sacrifice folks? Or are we simply meant to feel a twinge of guilt for being here?
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    Doesn’t the term “protected classes” imply that...

    Doesn’t the term “protected classes” imply that some are and some are not?
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    Sort of like the Chinese Catholic Patriotic...

    Sort of like the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association? Why would someone who didn’t share Catholic values want to work in an institution built around those values? And should government interfere...
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    Those tiki torch guys? I don’t see them...

    Those tiki torch guys? I don’t see them instituting the Fourth Reich anytime soon.
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