Normie Politics

I read this piece from Freddie deBoer today about the importance of normie politics, which he defines as: A politics that plays to the electorate’s sense of normalcy and which assuages their fundamental fear of change through symbol. Normie politics is not inherently moderate but rather presents its positions and candidates as commonsensical and in keeping… Continue reading Normie Politics


When abortion policy is in the news, I always get a few dozen messages from people who are mad at me. Their anger doesn’t make much sense as I have never been anti-abortion. From what I can gather, these people are actually angry at my wife. But this anger also doesn’t make much sense. Liz… Continue reading Abortion

Reactions to the Alito Opinion

I’ve been watching the discourse following Monday’s revelation that Samuel Alito authored a majority opinion that overrules Roe/Casey and declares that the nation’s abortion laws should not be established by the Supreme Court. This discourse has generated a few thoughts that I want to jot down below in a brief post. An Unelected, Anti-Democratic Institution… Continue reading Reactions to the Alito Opinion