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Most of Trump’s Supporters Smoke?

Via Audrey Silk a few days back: According to analysts with Cowen Washington Research Group, New York, most of President Trump’s supporters smoke. Of 25 states with the highest smoking rates, 23 voted for Trump in the 2016 election. Statistically, … Continue reading

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Political Shock

Still mulling over Las Vegas. What didn’t make sense to me yesterday was why a rich, white, 64-year-old man should want to kill a lot of other rich, white, 64-year-old men. Why should like want to kill like? So I … Continue reading

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Representatives In Name Only

One puzzling thing about Craig Kelly (whom I was highlighting yesterday) is that here is a politician who doesn’t represent at least some of the people in his Australian parliamentary constituency. He actually hates quite a few of them. And … Continue reading

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The Decline of Democracy

Something I noticed a couple of days back. AP: State and federal environmental regulators have issued a blanket waiver for Florida electricity companies to violate clean air and water standards for the next two weeks. The Environmental Protection Agency announced … Continue reading

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Crony Capitalism

Hurricane Irma seems to have blown everything else out of the news. And one thing that it blew away was the move that Donald Trump made late last week. Unable to get the Republican-controlled House and Senate to enact the … Continue reading

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Losing Freedoms

In conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar last night, TwentyRothmans remarked that he was thinking of leaving England, in part because he didn’t think the English had it in them to resist the loss of freedom they were experiencing. I … Continue reading

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Trump, The Movie

Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams, writing about mass hysteria a few days ago, cited “insult without supporting argument” as one indicator of hysteria. He was making much the same point that I was making yesterday when writing about mismatches between reality … Continue reading

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