Category: Virgil

Virgil — Woke Means Broke: The Impact of Cultural Marxism on Pro Sports
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Virgil — Woke Means Broke: The Impact of Cultural Marxism on Pro Sports

Kaepernickism On September 3, 2018, former football player Colin Kaepernick tweeted, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt.” That was the beginning, of course, of a hugely ambitious Nike ad campaign, making Kaepernick a wealthy man—probably far wealthier than if he had somehow managed to eke out another season or two in…

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Virgil: Rep. Thomas Massie vs. America
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Virgil: Rep. Thomas Massie vs. America

When Virgil thinks about President Donald Trump vs. Rep. Thomas Massie, he thinks back to a famous moment in Roman history—63 BC, to be precise—when the great statesman, Cicero, stood up on the floor of the Roman Senate to denounce a fellow senator, Catiline, for plotting to undermine the Republic. A famous painting from the 19th…

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Virgil: ‘Mask Off’ – Democrat Elites Prefer Trump to Sanders
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Virgil: ‘Mask Off’ – Democrat Elites Prefer Trump to Sanders

Never Trump, Meet Never Sanders It’s an article of faith inside the Bernie Sanders campaign that the Democratic establishment is going to do everything it can to stop the Vermonter from winning the Democratic nomination this year. This is what happened four years ago during the primary battle, when the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was helping…

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Virgil: Trump Drains the Deep State, Finally!
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Virgil: Trump Drains the Deep State, Finally!

Interesting new headline from Axios: “New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers.” The article details the efforts of John McEntee, just chosen by President Trump to be the new chief of presidential personnel, to target disloyal people within the administration.  As the article put it, Trump’s injunction to McEntee is,…

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Virgil: Bezos Might Have Spun His Sex Scandal Story Out of His Control
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Virgil: Bezos Might Have Spun His Sex Scandal Story Out of His Control

Will the Real Jeff Bezos Stand Up?  Is Jeff Bezos just an unfaithful horndog? Or is he also an international provocateur? The answers to these questions are important, because Bezos is not only the richest man in the world; he’s also one of the world’s most powerful corporate and media chieftains. Through his many holdings—including Amazon, Amazon…

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Virgil: How Clinton and Neoliberal Trade Policies Led to the Rise of Fascism
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Virgil: How Clinton and Neoliberal Trade Policies Led to the Rise of Fascism

If Virgil told you about an article arguing that the current system can’t handle the challenges of globalization—pointing to “the completely unprecedented personal economic insecurity of working people, from industrial workers and white-collar clerks to medium-high managers”—you might be inclined to react as follows: “That’s old news. I’ve read a hundred articles making that point, again…

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Virgil: Five Takeaways from Capitalism’s Kowtow to China
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Virgil: Five Takeaways from Capitalism’s Kowtow to China

We’ve learned a lot from the National Basketball Association’s kowtow to the People’s Republic of China.   Here are five takeaways. First, capitalism is loyal to no country. Mitch Albom, a columnist for the Detroit Free Press, aptly headlined his October 13 piece, “Price for the NBA in China? Its soul.” Albom added, “China continues…

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Virgil: The Truth About the Bidens Hiding in Plain Sight
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Virgil: The Truth About the Bidens Hiding in Plain Sight

As creator of the modern detective story, Edgar Allan Poe always had a good plot twist up his sleeve.  For instance, “The Purloined Letter,” from 1844, takes the reader by surprise: The incriminating letter, thought to be expertly hidden, hasn’t been hidden at all—it’s been hiding in plain sight. The Simplicity of a Mystery  That…

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