Super-Models: Stuart Christie and Albert Meltzer

Once the political compass was invented, it seems like we couldn’t stop reinventing it. As we reach the end of the 60s and the beginning of the 70s, we’re going to get a number of different two-axis political charts releasing in rapid succession, including today’s entry, one of the very few to come from aContinue reading “Super-Models: Stuart Christie and Albert Meltzer”

Fact Check: Does Kamala Harris Have a Far Left Voting Record?

Something I see cited, both approvingly by Democrats seeking to reach out to the Left and disapprovingly by conservative media outlets seeking to fearmonger about her selection, is that Kamala Harris has “the farthest-left voting record of her colleagues,” to quote The Federalist. But is it true?

On Intersections; or, the Last Quadrant

While the Democratic and Republican National Conventions were underway, I took some time to discuss the Right, the Left, and the two major American parties. But there was one quadrant that never got clarified. So put on your Policy Wonk hat, because we’re about to get technical.

Super-Models: Jerry Pournelle

Previously, we talked about Hans Eysenck’s 1953 method for mapping political ideology. Eysenck was one of the most respected psychologists of the 20th century, but as we saw, there were deep flaws in his work. This week, we’re going to talk about… a science fiction writer?

On Intersections; or, the Right vs. the Alt-Right

During the Democratic National Convention, we talked about the tense relationship between the American Left and the Democratic Party. Since we’re currently amidst the Republican National Convention, let’s talk a little the American Right, the Republican Party, and the sometimes uneasy relationship between the two.

On Intersections; or, the Left

If you’re online at all, or even following the news, you may have picked up on some tension between between the Democratic Party and its younger, more activist Left flank. I’ve seen some confusion about where this tension is coming from. Let’s talk about it.