Governor Scott Walker Says His Experience Crushing Labor Unions has Prepared Him to Take on Global Terrorism

Speaking at a conservative conference this week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said that he has the experience to be president, and that his experience busting up labor unions in particular makes him especially qualified to battle global terrorism. “If I can take on 100,000 protesters,” he said, “I can do the same across the world.”… Continue reading Governor Scott Walker Says His Experience Crushing Labor Unions has Prepared Him to Take on Global Terrorism

Politics, partisanship, media and hyperbole

Partisan politics is nothing new. In the spring of 1856, Congressman Preston Brooks, of South Carolina, nearly killed Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts. Brooks beat Sumner with a cane on the senate floor because of a speech Sumner gave two days earlier. In that speech Sumner accused South Carolina Senator Andrew Butler of being a… Continue reading Politics, partisanship, media and hyperbole

Political Anthropology

I don’t know if political anthropology is a thing. I haven’t even Googled it. What it means to me is to study politics anthropologically. That’s to look at politics as perhaps a dispassionate scientist might study a group of humans living in a remote African village or in a bustling city. My goal with this… Continue reading Political Anthropology

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