MEMBERS ONLY: Jordan Peterson’s Bastardization Of Biology

I’ve largely written about Jordan Peterson in the Banter Members section and not on the main site to avoid the onslaught of pestering I would no doubt receive from his devoted fans. I do not fear intellectual criticism from his army of hardcore acolytes, but I do value my time and do not wish to spend it arguing with true believers who hang on his every word. For all...

MEMBERS ONLY: The Hilarious, Depressing Republican Survey Confirming The Idiocy Of Their Voters

If you’ve watched your paycheck diminish, education costs go up, and your health care costs spiral out of control, most rational people would probably think about not voting for Republicans. Why? Because Americans have been subjected to right wing economics for almost four decades now, and with very, very little to show for it.  Unfortunately, most self identified Republicans do not seem to be able to grasp this, believing instead that...

MEMBERS ONLY: The Sad Spectacle Of The “Intellectual Dark Web”

The "Intellectual Dark Web" is distinctly libertarian, distinctly atheistic (Shapiro asides), and firmly embedded in the notion that Judeo Christian civilization is the pinnacle of human achievement. It has Alt-Right overtones (despite the site creator's insistence that it doesn't) and has been embraced by the same Trump supporting zealots who supported the president over Hillary Clinton in 2016....

MEMBERS ONLY: My Depressing Conversation With Matt Taibbi

Taibbi has now twice retweeted the work of crack pot conspiracy theorist Caitlin Johnstone -- a "journalist" who believes 9/11 was an "inside job", and that the CIA is funding The Washington Post and directing it to print false stories about the Seth Rich murder. I challenged him on this, and his response was depressing, to say the least. ...