Does the left ever engage the right on the question of democracy or just assume more is better? Maybe they should defend the concept using data showing how informed and intelligent voters are.
Every single person offended by this likes Roe v Wade but thinks Citizen United was an assault on “democracy.”
This is literally just "it's consistent with democracy when I like the result and not democracy when I don't."
Unironically this.

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6 Apr
"Killing with drones produces queer moments of disorientation. Drawing on queer phenomenology, I show how militarized masculinities function as spatiotemporal landmarks that give killing in war its 'orientation'." Award winning research.…
Also an expert in "Petro-Masculinity." Must stand up to the "king of petro-masculinity," Charles Koch, and shirtless Putin swinging his oil barrels around making solar energy look gay.
Petro-masculinity "appreciates the historic role of fossil fuel systems in buttressing white patriarchal rule." "Petro masculinists" see the earth as feminine, punish her with "fossil violence". Proud Boys don't masturbate, which is also petro-masculinity.…
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29 Mar
I like how the journalist for USA Today set out to stop Americans from being able to pay for lawyers, and the defense of the media is "shame on @ggreenwald, we don't actually pay her to do this!"

Is it better that the commissars works for free?
You might notice a common theme in her work. There are a lot of opportunities out there for young reporters who have no idea what they're talking about as long as they say the right things, one day they might pay her for this stuff.
Flashback: In 2010, Liz Cheney attacked lawyers for defending Guantanamo detainees. Right, left and center denounced her for it. Shouldn't underestimate the degree to which the press and the left have become illiberal.…
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28 Mar
When I went into academia, I thought there was a tradeoff between having a lucrative career, on the one hand, and an interest in truth and influence, on the other. I came to realize there is no tradeoff, academia is worse across the board. I encourage everyone to avoid it.
You have more intellectual freedom writing for think tanks and newspapers than for academic journals. Academics are told what authorities to cite and which methodology to use, and that's on top of the pressure to reach certain conclusions, which are found everywhere, and more PC.
During my PhD, I did work on public opinion and used stats to understand international relations. I came to the conclusion public opinion doesn’t matter in IR, and the statistical methods are mistakenly applied. Only way to keep publishing would have been to pretend otherwise.
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26 Mar
Love how stupid we’re getting.
You might be shocked to learn that a blue checkmark is among the very stupid.
Female skeptic over here.
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23 Mar
So much female comedy here, you don’t want to miss this hilarity. They’re talking about their mood disorders and all the prejudice they’re overcoming and how they all inspire each other. Can’t miss.
They’re all unmuting themselves right at the punchline and then breaking in with the most painfully fake laughs I’ve ever heard.
They cheer each other by going “woo woo woo” at the same time and it sounds like it’s sarcastic but it’s supposed to not be?
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22 Mar
Yesterday I mentioned that Asian ethnic activism tends to be very female dominated. Got a lot of attention, and since this is a fascinating question, I decided to do a bit of research and see if I could confirm my suspicions. 1/n
First, here's the banner of the Asian American Journalists Association. I count 10 women and 4 men. 2/n Image
Here's the board for something called "Chinese for Affirmative Action," what I get when I google "Stop AAPI Hate." There are 20 names, when I couldn't tell sex I googled the person and looked for a picture. I came up with 14 women and 6 men. 3/n Image
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