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Comment on On Futility by acline

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:15:20 +0000

The comments on Carbon Trace turn off after 14 days. Anything new will have open comments.

Comment on On Futility by acline

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:14:31 +0000

-V Thanks for your participation o this blog. I appreciate it very much. Anna... re: structural change That's a good questions, and I don't have a good answer. If I were to begin muddling through and answer, I'd probably begin with something about how we pay for journalism -- the business model that supports it. And re: where it's discussed today Well, hmmmm, I'd like to say in universities, but that would be bull. Well, some classes/professors would be better in that regard ;-)

Comment on On Futility by anna

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:11:36 +0000

This DeLong post seems kind of crucial - Very Brief Musings on Democracy about what our options for the future are, and what we need to do to get to one that preserves democracy. I'd like to hear your thoughts on it, and how it would play out in someplace like Springfield.

Comment on On Futility by anna

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:59:10 +0000

Sad. :-( I noticed the comments are off, on the Carbon Trace blog. What is one structural change that could be implemented that would improve the level of political journalism that reaches an average person in the U.S.? Where is journalism as journalism being discussed today, that isn't driven by current events?

Comment on On Futility by Vardibidian

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:49:33 +0000

Just to say—I miss your blog. I have recently started up my blog again after a year or more with only frequent notes, and I have to say I have largely given up on the political-rhetoric stuff I used to write about. I just don't enjoy the technique of a well-crafted political speech the way I used to. Such speeches still exist, of course, but they exist in such a depressing context that I somehow can't be bothered to write about them. And indeed, I think there are few people still around blogging about such things to engage with, if I did. So I sympathize entirely. Well, anyway, my point was just to thank you for the years of blogging, back in the last decade, and wish you good luck on your future endeavors. Thanks, -V.

Comment on When Stenography Matters by acline

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:33:05 +0000

Any competent presidential campaign controls the crowd at campaign events. Having been subject to such control as a former member of the press, I'm quite familiar with it. But the Trump campaign?

Comment on When Stenography Matters by Guest

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:25:31 +0000

What if he really does have a cheering section? An audience of trolls, if you will. Although given his record, Ockham's razor says no.

Comment on Where I’m Coming From by acline

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 22:25:38 +0000

Wow. You read a lot into that :-)

Comment on When Stenography Matters by acline

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 22:24:07 +0000

Thanks for the link. I thought this quote was particularly interesting: "No, it’s no mistake. Everyone’s liking it."

Comment on Where I’m Coming From by Brady Midnight

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 21:16:19 +0000

'Centrist' translates to, "We have no idea what the woman stands for." Clinton is the blank slate of Corporate Feminism. Wall-Street-favoring, war-mongering, pro-GMO, fracking and shape-shifting empty vessel. You lack the self-esteem to stand up to someone who will lie to you. If only you and your cohorts would be the only ones to suffer under a Clinton regime. Sure, Trump is a little scary, but he's the only way to break the neocon stranglehold the 1% has on our country. (And pls spare me the nuclear button scare. Save me from having to remind you that Trump was against the Iraq war.)