Tag Archives: Journalism

Razib Khan in the New York Times

2015 will be the Year of Publishing, and the Year of Blogging, I declare. Unz writer and PhD student Razib Khan has an editorial in the New York Times. It boils down to this: women have the most extreme views … Continue reading

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The New New Yorker

I have to say, I am digging the New Yorker’s new website. And, as far as I can tell, they have gotten rid of comments. It must have been my tweet that did it. How does The @NewYorker have such consistently bad … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Our Orwellian Language

This is strictly a rhetoric post. Two paragraphs from the New York Times, an article about ISIS: Mr. Baghdadi’s ambitions don’t end in Mosul. ISIS has proclaimed nothing less than the re-establishment of the caliphate, that venerable institution of Islamic … Continue reading

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Piketty Reviews: Paul Krugman Is Smart, Alan Reynolds and Marc Andreessen Are Dumb

I’m currently reading Capital in the Twenty-First Century (I’m about halfway through it). It’s written in a very academic style, but is much more interesting than I expected. There is a lot of research synthesized and explained in the book, and r … Continue reading

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Forcible Rapes at University of Michigan, 2004-2012

My new friend, Mark J. Perry over at The American Enterprise Institute, has a new post titled “Sexual assaults at UM don’t support claim of an ‘epidemic’.” I looked up University of Michigan’s Clery Reports (2004-2006 data available here). The data … Continue reading

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How Can 20% of Women Be Sexually Assaulted in College if the Reporting Rate Is 12%?

tl;dr: The White House’s report uses the phrase sexual assault when they should have used rape. Twelve-percent of rapes are reported to law enforcement. Twenty-percent of women are sexually assaulted (which includes things besides rape) while in college. The two are … Continue reading

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How to Talk about (to?) the Alt-right/Neo-reactionaries Part 1: What is the Alt-Right?

This is part one of a series. The introductory post can be found here. The alt-right is a triangle of political thought whose space encompasses, roughly, Ayn Rand (Objectivism), Edmund Burke (French Revolutionary Reaction) and Fascism which, if it has any … Continue reading

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How to Talk about (to?) the Alt-right/Neo-reactionaries: Introduction

Corey Pein has an article in The Baffler titled “Mouthbreathing Machiavellis Dream Of A Silicon Reich”. It is okay, despite leading with a (butchered) play on a book title, a practice I despise. The article is about Mencius Moldbug, the author of … Continue reading

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Margaret Sullivan on Jill Abramson

The always wonderful Margaret Sullivan on the axing of The New York Times‘s executive editor Jill Abramson. Publishers, like owners of baseball teams, get to make these decisions – and they continually do. When editors and publishers disagree, when the tension … Continue reading

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The Editor Has Eloped: Tales from the School of Incoherent Leftist Journalism

Generally, I would like to get my news and analysis from leftist and left-leaning sources. This is more difficult than it sounds, however, because of the levels of writing at these outlets are subpar. This is due partly to their … Continue reading

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