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Posted: Jan 13, 2019 - 10:11am

Wait, isn't that "moralizing" too? Because if it is... 
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Posted: Jan 13, 2019 - 10:06am

THE RADICALISM OF MODERATION

BY AURELIAN CRAIUTU 

Who needs moderation today? At first sight, the present moment does not seem to be ripe for moderation. As long as we live in echo chambers and democratic norms are being defied and undermined by politicians who exhibit erratic patterns of behavior and an insatiable appetite for domination, embracing moderation seems to be a self-defeating course of action. As a political theorist who has been researching this elusive virtue for over a decade, I have learned two important things about it.1 First, writing about moderation often amounts to a silent condemnation to solitude and marginality. This virtue never makes the headlines in our cable news world and it is conspicuously absent from the agenda of many politicians and parties. We know who the lions and foxes of the world are, but the moderates, whoever they may be, rarely appear on our radar screens. Second, the conventional image of moderation as a weak and ineffective virtue deserves to be challenged and revised. Edmund Burke was aware that moderation had often been stigmatized as “the virtue of cowards and compromise as the prudence of traitors.” And yet, he still regarded it as the virtue of noble and superior minds. “In all changes in the state,” Burke claimed, “moderation is a virtue, not only amiable but powerful. It is a disposing, arranging, conciliating, cementing virtue.”2

One may wonder why Burke’s defense of moderation seems so alien to many of us today. Don’t we need this virtue in our current political world to countervail the influence of misguided ambition and curb the insatiable desire for (more) power and domination? This is arguably a rhetorical question. That is why I have been encouraged by the sudden revival of interest in a virtue which, for all its limitations, remains essential to the smooth functioning of our representative institutions. Jerry Taylor’s essay “The Alternative to Ideology” (October 29, 2018) and the Niskanen Center policy essay “The Center Can Hold: Public Policy for an Age of Extremes” (December 2018) are bold manifestos for moderation that highlight the pitfalls of ideological thinking and the dangers of the “monomaniacal pursuit of a single idea” at all costs.3 Both texts extend a timely invitation to those who are not fearful of swimming against the current to rediscover the nuances of a complex, contested, and often misunderstood virtue. They are likely to raise some eyebrows, perhaps even trigger some interesting controversies. We can only hope that they will start a larger debate on an important virtue in scarce supply in Washington and beyond. Here I would like to contribute to this conversation by summarizing a few lessons I have learned while studying moderation in historical perspective.



if you're interested, it's worth a read

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Posted: Jan 13, 2019 - 8:51am



 R_P wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:
i guess we had to be there... 
{#Wink}
however, if we could we could get someone that might cease with the military conquest

or at least begin to wind it down...
 
Don't count on/trust someone in uniform...
 

does that include the people with fancy titles and hats that tell them what to do?

because if it does....
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Posted: Jan 12, 2019 - 12:28pm

 miamizsun wrote:
i guess we had to be there... 
{#Wink}
however, if we could we could get someone that might cease with the military conquest

or at least begin to wind it down...
 
Don't count on/trust someone in uniform...
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Posted: Jan 12, 2019 - 10:43am

 R_P wrote:
 sirdroseph wrote:
I'm so exciting!
 
If you say so.
 
i guess we had to be there... {#Wink}

however, if we could we could get someone that might cease with the military conquest

or at least begin to wind it down...
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Posted: Jan 12, 2019 - 10:37am

 sirdroseph wrote:
I'm so exciting!
 
If you say so.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2019 - 6:24am

I'm so exciting! This is one of the very few major party candidates I would consider voting for.  Hopefully there is enough thirst for open and free non partisan thought out there to give her a chance, but I fear her problem will be more on the left than the middle and right.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Says She Will Run For President In 2020


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Posted: Jan 7, 2019 - 6:54pm

The Election Circus Begins 🤡
It is January 2019. This signals the start of the 2020 election circus. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the first big-name Democrat on stage. But we will soon be deluged with candidates, bizarre antics and endless commentary by fatuous TV and radio pundits. The hyperventilating, the constant polling, the updates on who has the largest campaign war chest, the hypothetical matches between this hopeful and that hopeful, the mocking tweets by Donald Trump, will, as we saw in the 2016 election campaign, have as much relevance to our lives and political future as the speculation on cable sports channels about next year’s football season. This farce takes the place of genuine political life. (...)

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Posted: Nov 16, 2018 - 10:56am

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Check the images and his follow up post.

 
That is indeed profound being a former resident of what is now district 48.  The OC has completely flipped to now be the DC.

Knew it was likely to happen, but not this soon.  Oh well ... ...
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Posted: Nov 16, 2018 - 10:39am

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miamizsun wrote:
i wouldn't doubt his willingness to spend a few trillion dollars
 

...that aren't his, and that he will never have to repay.

 
Well then he is Presidential material after all. {#Wink}
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Posted: Nov 16, 2018 - 10:33am




Check the images and his follow up post.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2018 - 1:17pm

miamizsun wrote:
i wouldn't doubt his willingness to spend a few trillion dollars
 

...that aren't his, and that he will never have to repay.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2018 - 1:03pm

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One of the interesting things to me is that infrastructure spending is mentioned as a politically palatable option that could potentially nip a recession in the bud  if applied judiciously. If Trump were smart politically he'd be looking to lay the groundwork for such a bill with Dems. Since he isn't, well . . . I guess Trumpsters are going to have to hope that GOP leadership does it for him, like everything else.
 
i think trump wants to spend a ton of money on infrastructure

i know there was interest and i think he floated something out there

but not sure what happened

i wouldn't doubt his willingness to spend a few trillion dollars
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Posted: Nov 15, 2018 - 10:07am



 Red_Dragon wrote:

They did exactly that with pre-existing conditions....  I still maintain that's not a goddam word.
 
Tongue was in cheek but yeah.

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Posted: Nov 15, 2018 - 10:02am



 Red_Dragon wrote:

They did exactly that with pre-existing conditions....  I still maintain that's not a goddam word.
 
I've had problems with the phrase "pre-existing conditions" also - wouldn't "existing conditions" mean the same thing?  Apparently it's an old phrase though, and its more recent origins are in the insurance industry - of course.  It was used in 1599 as well.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2018 - 9:54am

Likely it'll be a campaign of 'Odd sayings'
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Posted: Nov 15, 2018 - 9:21am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 aflanigan wrote:
One of the interesting things to me is that infrastructure spending is mentioned as a politically palatable option that could potentially nip a recession in the bud  if applied judiciously. If Trump were smart politically he'd be looking to lay the groundwork for such a bill with Dems. Since he isn't, well . . . I guess Trumpsters are going to have to hope that GOP leadership does it for him, like everything else.


 

It'll never happen because when Obama threw a bunch of money at "shovel-ready" projects to help arrest a free-fall, the GOP just howled. The only way the GOP could get behind a big infrastructure spending action would be for them to all suddenly turn hypocritical and support something they recently fought against and that's sure not likely.
 
No rebuilding of infrastructure.  No addressing climate change.

We're going to roll the dice!



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Posted: Nov 15, 2018 - 8:58am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

It'll never happen because when Obama threw a bunch of money at "shovel-ready" projects to help arrest a free-fall, the GOP just howled. The only way the GOP could get behind a big infrastructure spending action would be for them to all suddenly turn hypocritical and support something they recently fought against and that's sure not likely.

 
They did exactly that with pre-existing conditions....  I still maintain that's not a goddam word.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2018 - 8:44am



 aflanigan wrote:
One of the interesting things to me is that infrastructure spending is mentioned as a politically palatable option that could potentially nip a recession in the bud  if applied judiciously. If Trump were smart politically he'd be looking to lay the groundwork for such a bill with Dems. Since he isn't, well . . . I guess Trumpsters are going to have to hope that GOP leadership does it for him, like everything else.


 

It'll never happen because when Obama threw a bunch of money at "shovel-ready" projects to help arrest a free-fall, the GOP just howled. The only way the GOP could get behind a big infrastructure spending action would be for them to all suddenly turn hypocritical and support something they recently fought against and that's sure not likely.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2018 - 8:34am

 kcar wrote:

Paywalls are slowly becoming the norm. I think Amazon Prime members can get a very good deal on WashPo digital access, though. There's also the trick of flushing your browser's cache from time to time and/or trying to access the article by googling the title of the article and clicking on the provided link. 
I  have a subscription to WashPo, however, so I'll just try to provide the meaty bits: 
 Trump’s big 2020 problem: The economy could be in recession
...


One of the interesting things to me is that infrastructure spending is mentioned as a politically palatable option that could potentially nip a recession in the bud  if applied judiciously. If Trump were smart politically he'd be looking to lay the groundwork for such a bill with Dems. Since he isn't, well . . . I guess Trumpsters are going to have to hope that GOP leadership does it for him, like everything else.


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