HonestyMormons and LGBT advocates in Utah came up with a compromise often heralded as what can be achieved by working together. Libertarian-minded conservative and gay rights advocate Walter Olson doesn’t like it. Also, Olson talks about how corporations became liberal culture warriors.

Rand Paul’s presidential announcement was taken offline due to YouTube’s copyright system.

As California tries to figure out its water problem, Alissa Walker argues that people should back off the almond-hate. Justin Fox says like hell!

Rebecca Nelson writes of The Secret Republicans of Silicon Valley. I can’t speak of Silicon Valley, but I will say that there was no place I kept a tighter lid on my heterodoxical beliefs than when I was in the Pacific Northwest. Everyone in Deseret assumed – for the most part – that I was a radical liberal. But that was okay, because I was not as alone as a radical liberal in Deseret as I would have been a conservative where I was working. (The team leader adjacent to us was a Paulite. He was treated more as a gadfly than a villain, though, so there’s that.)

If the GOP can ever become competitive in urban politics, their coalition will likely need to involve Asian-Americans.

After Rolling Stone has announced that it will not fire anybody involved with the atrociously bad Rape on Campus story, you might wonder what it takes to get fired from Rolling Stone. The answer? Giving Hootie and the Blowfish a negative review.

Who knows college basketball? Mitt Romney knows college basketball.

As the city of Houston tries to figure out what to do with the Astrodome, here are some pictures of people who broke in. Yesterday they actually allowed people in for a tour.

Katie Kilkenny thinks that Twin Peaks without David Lynch may not be so bad. Two thoughts: First, stop calling everything a “reboot” as this is a continuation, not a reboot. Second, I suspect this will die a quiet death.

A man in Texas was thrown in jail for failing to mow his lawn.


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11 Responses to Linkluster Degrees

  1. Oscar Gordon says:

    I think Rolling Stone has jumped the shark. They aren’t dead or irrelevant, but they have a lot of work to do to rebuild their brand.

  2. Kirk says:

    I’ve never been able to understand any of David Lynch’s stuff. Also, he just too bizarre for me.

    On a related note, I didn’t understand the last two Star Trek movies, either. Can someone tell me why Khan’s people were placed into photon torpedoes?

  3. Vikram Bath says:

    Regarding Rolling Stone, I have to admit that I’m surprised that so many people feel that what they do is journalism. I say this as a former subscriber. I never got the impression that anything of theirs was ever fact checked. I feel like everyone else is figuring this out now when I could have told you that when I was in college. By my late 20s, I noticed they got stuff wrong about history that I knew was wrong because I actually remembered what had happened. I never expected corrections to be made, and they weren’t.

    I’ve long debated writing an article about Asian Americans and the Republican Party, but I never did and if I’m smart I’ll never start. I don’t think it would be very effective.

    • trumwill says:

      I don’t expect them to necessarily get the intricacies right, but this was sonething else altogether.

      Id like to read that post. It’s something particularly interesting to me because I knew a fair number of AA’s in high school who leaned to the right, but almost none of them do now. My theories on the subject are not very popular with anybody (they top in to unpopular views I have on political alignment in general).

    • aaron david says:

      I am with Will on the post about Asian Americans and Republicans, I can’t think of a better person to write it.

      • superdestroyer says:

        The overt Christian nature of the Republican Party repels the least religious demographic group in the U.S. Also, a large portion of Asians live in states without a functional Republican Party such as California and New York. It would make sense that Asians in those states would be Democrats.

        And last, I believe that Asians are not worried about a high tax, high regulatory level government because they are the best demographic group that successfully avoidng the government’s rules.

    • Dand says:

      Razib Khan has data that shows it’s because of religion

      http://www.unz.com/gnxp/religion-determines-politics-for-asian-americans/

    • Vikram Bath says:

      OK, maybe I’ll think about writing something about it someday, though from the comments here I might not have that much to add that hasn’t already been mentioned.

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