2019 was, from a financial standpoint, a very good year for Disney. The top six movies by U.S. box office gross — Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Frozen II, Captain Marvel, and Star Wars Episode IV — were all produced and distributed by Disney. The Aladdin remake finished eighth, giving the studio seven movies in the top ten.

Disney’s dominance, moreover, isn’t some aberration. It’s part of a long-running trend, stretching back to the beginning of the decade:

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Source: Box Office Mojo

If anything, the above graph understates the extent of Disney’s rise. Disney acquired 21st Century Fox last year, giving…


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This election is all about “the issues.” That’s why we hear so much talk about healthcare and the environment and gun control and how much we need to tax the rich so we can pay for all of this. But, in the lead up to Democratic primary season, the major candidates have paid very little attention to the most important issue of all — democratic proceduralism.

When I say proceduralism, what I mean are the processes and rules in place to enact political change. Requiring 51 Senators to ratify a treaty? That’s a procedural rule. Requiring a candidate to get…

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