June 18, 2014

Latest iSteve posts at The Unz Review

Just an update for those who haven't yet bookmarked my iSteve blog at The Unz Review:

The NYT notices something I've harped on for about a dozen years:

Latinos Onscreen, Conspicuously Few
Anna Bahr JUNE 18, 2014
If you went to the movies in 1946, when Latinos constituted barely 3 percent of the American population, you might have caught Carmen Miranda, reportedly the highest-paid woman in the world at [MORE]

Lloyd Green points out in The Daily Beast that Hillary's big advantage in 2016 might be that she is white.

POLITICS 06.09.14
GOP’s Biggest 2016 Problem: Clinton’s Numbers Among White Voters
Hillary Clinton’s strength among white voters is the key to 2016—and it spells nearly certain defeat and disaster for Republicans. Culture will likely shape [MORE]

As I've mentioned before, my favorite of the new web journalism startups is turning out to be Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight, but precisely for the reasons that it's likely not making much money: it's not very partisan, ideological, or trendy, just pleasantly data-dweeby. In contrast, Ezra Klein's Vox hasn't done much of anything for me: didactic, [MORE]

From my review of Thomas Piketty in Taki's Magazine:

One of the surprises in Thomas Piketty’s best seller Capital in the Twenty-First Century is how grating the Frenchman’s prose style turns out to be. Granted, Piketty has valid reasons for being perpetually outraged at his fellow economists’ ignorance and cupidity. .. [MORE]

From The Daily Mail: 

'Send them back': Hillary says wave of illegal immigrant children should be 'reunited with their families'
Hillary Clinton stunned a CNN audience on Tuesday by saying that the US should deport thousands of unaccompanied minors who have flooded the American border  [MORE]

June 17, 2014

I'm blogging at The Unz Review

I'm now blogging full time at The Unz Review, so please go there and bookmark my blog.

My giant archives of my blog posts and your comments will be maintained both there and here.