Category Archives: Politics

LQCs: Memorial Day 2022

Who needs prayers? What is political? Plus Fb comment, quote, meme.

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LQCs: Matches for Children

NYT, Michelle Goldberg, 27 May 2022: America May Be Broken Beyond Repair \\ I imagine there’s an alternate Earth where matches are easily available to children, since children find playing with them so much fun. Sure, an occasional house burns … Continue reading

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LCQs: Our Eroding Civil Society; Health Update

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LQCs: The United Mentally Ill States of America? Why Would That Be?

Media Matters, 25 May 2022: Fox News blames everything but guns for Uvalde massacre Subtitle: Fox blamed anti-police sentiment, kids afraid to snitch, flimsy fences, and psychiatry for America’s most recent school shooting

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LQCs: Gun Ideology, Immune from Evidence; Real Kids vs. Imaginary Kids

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LQCs: Children, Guns, and Religion

From NYT Letters, printed 21 May 2022: To the Editor: The Republican checklist after a mass shooting: Thoughts and prayers: Check. This is not the time: Check. Let’s not politicize: Check. Guns are not the problem: Check. Just enforce the … Continue reading

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LQCs: Polarization; Grooming; Sacrifice; Documentary

My partner had never seen this movie, so we began it last night and will finish tonight. Meanwhile, this week’s issue of The Week has a nice summary, on its “Best columns: The U.S.” page, of this Washington Post opinion … Continue reading

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LQCs: Moral Collapse, the Paranoid Style, Deflection

(With an endpiece.) Paul Krugman is back from vacation. NYT, Paul Krugman, 16 May 2022: From Voodoo to MAGA to Buffalo I never thought I’d say this, but I miss voodoo economics.

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LQCs: Fringe Conspiracy Theories Becoming Mainstream; Duplicity; Sharpening of Focus

NYT, 15 May 2022: A Fringe Conspiracy Theory, Fostered Online, Is Refashioned by the G.O.P., subtitled, “Replacement theory, espoused by the suspect in the Buffalo massacre, has been embraced by some right-wing politicians and commentators.”

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LQCs: Replacement theory, High School biology, Y2K, Macho puffery

The New Yorker, Kathleen Belew (assistant professor of history at U of Chicago) interviewed by Isaac Chotiner, 15 May 2022: Making Sense of the Racist Mass Shooting in Buffalo, subtitled, “An expert on the white-power movement and the ‘great replacement’ … Continue reading

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