Monthly Archives: October 2012

no, the fact that my vote doesn’t swing the election doesn’t render it meaningless

Julian Sanchez upbraids Matt Yglesias for upbraiding those who advocate third-party voting in safe states. Here’s Yglesias: I’ve noticed that various anti-Obama pro-third-party arguments on the Internet proceed with an annoying two step. Usually the headline and the lede of … Continue reading

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zombies, plus, don’t let your boss tell you who to vote for

Eric makes a reasonable rebuttal to my Zompocalypse theory of electoral politics: [W]e’ve been through that several times now. Regardless of what one thinks of conservatism as an ideology or governing philosophy, one might think George W. Bush, the 104th … Continue reading

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the Zomneys are coming

SEE? SEE??? Whedon gets it. He gets what I’ve been talking about.

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the wrong reason

WordPress seems to have eaten a post. What I said, though, was this: Matt Stoller argues, as I have, that liberals should consider voting third party. But he thinks they should do it even in swing states, as part of … Continue reading

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is there a God?

This is unconvincing: Any philosophy that claims that there exists nothing supernatural cannot grant purpose to suffering…. The secular cannot answer the problem of suffering (as I’ve spoken in depth elsewhere), but suffering is still a problem we naturally want … Continue reading

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why a vote for Obama is also pretty good

In a comment to the previous post, Eric points out, correctly, that I’m a little stingy about conceding the many good things Obama has done while in office. To correct that, let me link you to this brief op-ed by … Continue reading

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that’s my Johnson!

Here we go again. Last week I was in class and the professor, a leading scholar at one of America’s top research universities, casually mentioned in passing that she was still angry at Nader and LaDuke for “costing Gore the … Continue reading

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