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Christmas Surprise! Senate Gifts The Public With Its Sexual Harassment Numbers On Christmas Day

As the Christmas vacation weekend set in, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee revealed a report showing the Senate has spent $1.5 million on sexual harassment settlements since 1998. The information, supplied by the Office of Compliance, an administrative department that has quietly settled dozens of complaints towards congressional offices, offers little by the use of particulars, past an itemized checklist of violations and the corresponding settlement. Republican Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, who chairs the Rules Committee, mentioned that additional particulars can’t be made public, as to respect the confidentiality afforded to victims. “While the Rules Committee has been eager… Keep Reading


Lara Witt Would Be a Terrible First Date

Lara Witt is the managing editor of Wear Your Voice and despite being a solid seven and a half on the unofficial 1-10 scale of female hotness, she’s a waste of natural talent. She’s not a bad writer but she embodies the famous Reagan quote about how liberals aren’t ignorant, they just know so much that isn’t true. A friend recently made me aware of an article she wrote for WYV called, “10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask on a First Date.” My friend asked me to read it and write a response to it. Here goes. First, intersectionality… Keep Reading


Trump, IQ Tests, And Me

In honor of last week’s Trump/Tillerson IQ Test kerfuffle, I decided to do a very politically relevant anthropology article. Well, even more politically relevant than the other times I talk anthropology, a topic that is literally  the most important thing that nobody is talking about. So a few days ago, the president got into a bit of a spat with Rex Tillerson, his Secretary of State, over his perceived stupidity, allegedly challenging him to take an IQ test simultaneously with him. This led to several articles claiming that this very challenge just makes Trump seem even stupider, because “everyone knows” that… Keep Reading


Does Ethnic Heterogeneity Make Homicide Worse In The Americas?

When gun-control advocates make international comparisons on homicide rates, they generally employ an assumption that places with more stringent gun control laws have lower homicide rates. Unfortunately for them, this only holds up when countries with both high levels of gun control and high homicide rates are excluded from the analysis. By recognizing the need to exclude most of the world’s nations from this analysis, the gun control advocates are of course implicitly admitting they recognize that gun control cannot explain low homicide rates in many areas. The case of Mexico, for example, illustrates quite well that simply imposing gun control… Keep Reading


What Is Our End Game?

We’ve made the big time, folks! And by “we,” I don’t mean “me,” specifically, but rather the reactosphere as a nebulous organization has made the big time! The New York Times, the Washington Post, and other esteemed publications are talking about the alt-right, the manosphere, neoreaction, paleoconservatism, and all of the various permutations of intellectual louts that give the powers-that-be a nervous twinge. And yet, of all the articles by “proper thinkers” on us, I was most affected by a Cracked article. You remember Cracked, don’t you? That website that used to feature light humor and occasionally thought-provoking articles before… Keep Reading

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