Civil War on the Left

Civil War on the Left, Part 41: Democrats and Immigration

Featured image Peter Beinart, a smart center-left writer once affiliated with The New Republic before it went crazy, nowadays is at The Atlantic, and he has a barn-burner of an essay out today on the subject, “How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration.” It is a long article, but very much worth reading the whole thing. The point is, Beinart honestly confronts the craven partisan political calculation behind the liberal line »

Civil War on the Left, Part 38: The Beclowning of Science

Featured image With the sensational success of the Wymyn’s march a few days after Trump’s inauguration on everyone’s mind (/sarc), the science community decided that it needs a march of its own, because as everyone knows Trump hates science, and as we also know there was no science at all before federal funding. The March for Science is scheduled for April 22, which is Earth Day (also Lenin’s birthday by “coincidence”). And »

Glenn Greenwald names names [UPDATED]

Featured image Yesterday, in discussing the lack of evidence to support claims that the Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russia, I quoted from an article by Glenn Greenwald. In that article, Greenwald called out fellow leftists who have been promoting the unsubstantiated collusion claim. He wrote: The principal problem for Democrats is that so many media figures and online charlatans are personally benefiting from feeding the base increasingly unhinged, fact-free conspiracies. . »

Civil War on the Left, Part 35: Brock’s Bridge to Nowhere

Featured image Heck, the pixels are barely set on my Meltdown item last night that Democrats think David Brock is the person to help them talk to “real people,” and lo and behold today the Daily Beast offers up a feast of Democrats running terror from this Freddy Krueger figure of their party: Dems to David Brock: Stop Helping, You Are Killing Us By Asawin Suebsaeng As David Brock attempts to position himself as »

Civil War on the Left, Part 32

Featured image The Trump Era is going to be great for watching the Civil War on the LeftTM (and hence this investment advice: buy long popcorn futures). Today’s exhibit is the reaction to Mark Lilla’s New York Times article from last weekend, “The End of Identity Liberalism,” in which Lilla, a professor of the humanities at Columbia University and a self-identified liberal, actually says some sensible things: But how should this diversity shape »

Civil War on the Left, Part 30

Featured image Today we get another two-fer: a fresh installment of the Civil War on the Left series, and a Green Weenie Award. Up in Washington state, there’s a revenue-neutral carbon tax initiative on the ballot, which would impose a $15 a ton carbon tax (or about 15 cents per gallon of gas), rising eventually over the years to $100 a ton, or $1 added to the cost of a gallon of »

Civil War on the Left, Part 29: Leo in Trouble

Featured image This is just too much fun—a chance for a “Civil War on the Left” and a Green Weenie Award post at the same time. The “rainforest” people are mad at Leo DiCaprio. From the Hollywood Reporter: Leonardo DiCaprio Urged to Step Down From UN Climate Change Role By Alex Ritman In perhaps the biggest attack on Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental credibility, a rainforest charity on Friday called on the actor to »