Now Online at TAC

James Bovard on the president’s “signing statements” — why veto a law when you can just interpret away the provisions that restrict your power?

Austin Bramwell on John Dean’s Conservatives Without Conscience — a takedown of Dean’s Adorno-inspired pseudoscience, but the piece is perhaps most notable for its well chosen criticisms of the conservative movement:

the conservative movement in large part exists to promote intellectual conformity. Few writers or scholars affiliated with the movement care to risk their sinecures (or their institutions’ funding) by disagreeing too vociferously with the official movement position. Consciously or unconsciously, right-wing writers instead tend to suppress thoughts that may be deemed too eccentric or independent.

Also, Kevin Phillips on oil and foreign policy and Steve Sailer on soccer.

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