Some brief thoughts on Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Arpaio, written mostly for myself as an exercise in honesty. Since I wrote this in a single sitting and didn’t edit, it’s probably pretty disjointed. This is my view at the moment; by tomorrow it might be completely different.

I. In the heat of the moment

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An obvious tendency of basically any human being with any political convictions whatsoever is to avoid remarking on events which tell against their beliefs or threaten their identity.

I’m certainly no exception to this; several instances in both recent and distant memory come to mind when events challenged what I thought to be the proper view of the world, and usually I simply let them pass unremarked — even when I felt somewhat compelled to think about them, I never made my thoughts known. …


Progressive Reformation

A Right-Opposition for the New Left.

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