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Arc Digital debuted right here, right on this platform, in 2016. Today, on the last day of March, 2021, we say goodbye to Medium, our host and partner of almost five years.

Arc is not ending. We are transitioning. We’ll be on a new platform in the coming days. But…


A progressive utopia cancels the Great Emancipator. This is not right.

I am — or strive to be — a devotee of anti-catastrophism. …


It’s not always about race

We knew texts could be disrupted — there’s a whole pedagogical initiative built around doing just that. But here’s the story of the fallout that ensued when someone tried to disrupt #DisruptTexts.

Late last year, Jessica Cluess, an author in the young adult fiction genre, was unceremoniously dropped by her…


Berny Belvedere DISSOLVES THE FLESH of Ben Shapiro’s takes through a REVERSE OSMOSIS OF PAIN

Politico invited Ben Shapiro to guest-curate its Playbook newsletter. Then the leftist tears flowed.

That, anyway, will be the Daily Wire headline when their write-up comes out. Thankfully, the Wire’s offices are stocked with tumblers for just such a moment. …


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So it looks as if Mitch McConnell is on board with impeachment.


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So it looks like these fun exhibitions of democratic assembly will continue to take place.


The myth of MAGA oppression

A core element of Trumpism, and of populism more generally, is the incurable conviction that you and your movement are condemned to exist in a kind of permanent outsidership.

You could be utterly ensconced in power, just institutionally entrenched, the jackboot on people’s necks could be yours and yours alone…


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In their effort to #whatabout yesterday’s Capitol invaders, people on the MAGA-sympathetic right are making two glaring mistakes about last summer post-Floyd…


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How should we view a political label like “conservative” or “Marxist” or “progressive”?

On one side is the idea that these labels…


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Tim Pool is one of the worst people in the discourse.

What makes him so bad is that he styles himself as…

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