June 18, 2014

Latest iSteve posts at The Unz Review

Just an update for those who haven't yet bookmarked my iSteve blog at The Unz Review:

The NYT notices something I've harped on for about a dozen years:

Latinos Onscreen, Conspicuously Few
Anna Bahr JUNE 18, 2014
If you went to the movies in 1946, when Latinos constituted barely 3 percent of the American population, you might have caught Carmen Miranda, reportedly the highest-paid woman in the world at [MORE]

Lloyd Green points out in The Daily Beast that Hillary's big advantage in 2016 might be that she is white.

POLITICS 06.09.14
GOP’s Biggest 2016 Problem: Clinton’s Numbers Among White Voters
Hillary Clinton’s strength among white voters is the key to 2016—and it spells nearly certain defeat and disaster for Republicans. Culture will likely shape [MORE]

As I've mentioned before, my favorite of the new web journalism startups is turning out to be Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight, but precisely for the reasons that it's likely not making much money: it's not very partisan, ideological, or trendy, just pleasantly data-dweeby. In contrast, Ezra Klein's Vox hasn't done much of anything for me: didactic, [MORE]

From my review of Thomas Piketty in Taki's Magazine:

One of the surprises in Thomas Piketty’s best seller Capital in the Twenty-First Century is how grating the Frenchman’s prose style turns out to be. Granted, Piketty has valid reasons for being perpetually outraged at his fellow economists’ ignorance and cupidity. .. [MORE]

From The Daily Mail: 

'Send them back': Hillary says wave of illegal immigrant children should be 'reunited with their families'
Hillary Clinton stunned a CNN audience on Tuesday by saying that the US should deport thousands of unaccompanied minors who have flooded the American border  [MORE]

June 17, 2014

I'm blogging at The Unz Review

I'm now blogging full time at The Unz Review, so please go there and bookmark my blog.

My giant archives of my blog posts and your comments will be maintained both there and here.


June 12, 2014

The missing link between golf and evolutionary theory: Robert Chambers

The links of St. Andrews
At The Unz Review, I've posted an essay outlining a previously unnoticed historical link between golf and evolutionary theory.

Kids These Days: Permanent Record Paranoia

Over at The Unz Review, I reflect upon a scene out of a Philip K. Dick story.

Brat's Weberianism Denounced as Low Brow

Biden demands Congress pass urination reform now!

As I've been mentioning, I'm blogging now at The Unz Review -- please bookmark my new site.

I've got a post up on the wonderful new Joe Biden speech on immigration:
Biden: Amnesty Skepticism Is the Enlarged Prostate Blocking the "Constant, Unrelenting Streams" and "Not Dribbling" But "Significant Flows" of Prosperity

Ron just finished updating the Mobile version of The Unz Review, so check out my blog there on your smartphone or tablet and let me know in the comments how it's working.

June 10, 2014

Eric Cantor Loses

You can discuss House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in the GOP primary over in my comments at The Unz Review.

College loans make family formation unaffordable

Over at iSteve's new home The Unz Review, I discuss how the high cost of college and of college loans is a machine for creating future Democratic voters by reducing affordable family formation.

Donald Sterling makes the same mistake twice

Over at The Unz Review, I look into how Shelley Sterling asserted legal control of the Clippers.

June 9, 2014

Kon-Tiki vindicated?

Over at iSteve on The Unz Review, lots of new posts today, including one on whether a genome study has supported Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 theory/adventure.

A reader asks: Should I stop being a Republican?

Over at The Unz Review, a reader back from the Texas state convention asks "Should I remain a Republican?"

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