Saturday Assorted Links

1. Rorty was very, very, very, very, very prescient. I’m telling ya, 2011-2016 was a lot like 1989-1994. Pat Buchanan. Ross Perot (note: both are still alive). Clintonian Neoliberalism leading to massive Dem gains among the White college-educated. The failure of Reaganism. The rise of White supremacist movements. The rise of SJWs, including hysteria about gays, racism, transgenders, David Duke, and campus rape. The LA riots. Concerns over the EU. War in Eastern Europe. A massive Republican midterm swing.

2. UK goes even further than Russia in its surveillance laws

3. Tracey points to a (long-term) disadvantage of the Electoral College

4. “Using those search terms, N. predicted the outcome in unpolled states more accurately than demographic models of the Republican electorate.” -Lots of good stuff here.

5. “Darkness is good” -Bannon

6. Celebrating Trump in a deep blue state (California???)

7. Bob Murphy on Trump’s Final 2-Minute Ad

8. Did SJWry or GOPe backlash help Trump more?

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

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