Mitt Romney 3.0 and the Candidates We Create

The political corners of the Internet are abuzz this week with rumors that we’re about to see a third Romney presidential candidacy.   What to make of it? Is Romney 3.0 just William Jennings Bryan 2.0, or have we at last arrived at the time of the Romney Resurgence and Redemption, in which, having finally convinced his own party (in between 2008 and 2012) and the American electorate (2012 through 2016) of his abilities,  America is now ready to embrace the man who “was right about everything”? Oh, the drama!  Maybe the question we…

Straw men, insults, and “libertarian losers”

Jeff Bezos has no doubt been having a lot of fun hiring columnists with highly divergent views and letting them duke it out on the editorial pages of The Washington Post. It’s a model that’s also been working very well at The League of Ordinary Gentlemen. Everyone loves a good Internet fight, and I remember participating in more than my share many years ago when the BlogHive was still a thing. With this in mind, I have no reservation about taking Harry Caines to task for his poorly-reasoned flamebait from…