Author Archives: J. Arthur Bloom

About J. Arthur Bloom

Jordan was TAC's associate editor. He also reviews music for Tiny Mix Tapes, is a contributor at The Umlaut. His work has appeared elsewhere at the Washington Post, Washington Times, The Daily Caller, and Doublethink magazine, among others. He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and lives in Washington DC. Follow him on Twitter

Is a Gay-Baiting Bishop Really Worth Losing the State Senate Over?

This is why a convention was a bad idea. The Chesapeake bishop who …

AP, Then James Rosen—How Widespread Is DOJ Surveillance of Journalists?

The Washington Post reported yesterday that in 2010 the Justice Department surveilled …

IRS Scandal: Bureaucratic Failure or Political Corruption?

I just finished chatting about the IRS and AP scandals on the …

The Mainstreaming of Conservative Conspiracy Theories

Interesting, isn’t it? The IRS, EPA, and DOJ scandals all happened before …

PPP Flogs Dead Hipster

Whether the persistence of hipster eulogies is a sign of the West’s …

Rand Paul Learns to Love the Drug War?

Yesterday’s Post carried this story on Senator Rand Paul’s attempts to reach out to …

Corey Robin’s Dubious Nietzsche-Hayek Connection

Corey Robin has a long, provocative essay in The Nation about how Austrian economists …

Mark Sanford, Hypocrisy, and Spiting One’s Face

This blog post from Ross Douthat seems a bit unfair to the …

What Ezra Klein and Alex Jones Have in Common

The new issue of the New Inquiry is entitled “New World Order,” so …

Why Hayek Is a Conservative

In honor of F.A. Hayek’s birthday, let’s consider for a moment how …

Zombifying Potpourri, Rock Music that Kills Plants, and Other Public Morality Hyperbole

The above is from the website of a new campaign by the …

Ken Cuccinelli and Testing Free Market Populism’s Viability

Two months ago Tim Carney remarked that “The McAuliffe-Cuccinelli race might be …

Paragon of Virtue Bob Menendez Introduces Legislation to Arm Syrian Opposition

The Democratic Senator from New Jersey Bob Menendez, chairman of the Foreign …

Amnesty: Hammer of the Welfare State

The big immigration news yesterday was the Heritage Foundation’s much-anticipated report claiming …

GOP Hawks’ Awkward Timing Restating the Case for Arming the Syrian Rebels

Shot: Chaser: Observation: Cotton supports arming an opposition movement even Peter King, Republican …

Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein Prod Obama to Release Guantanamo Detainees

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and constitutional lawyer Bruce Fein have released …

A List of Worthwhile Blogs Occasioned by the Reported Demise of Blogging

There’s been a lot of chatter about The Death of Blogs the …

Human Trafficking in DC’s Diplomatic Community?

A local NBC affiliate reported last night: A case of “possible human …

The Inseverability of the Tea Party

I finally got around to watching this Intelligence Squared debate over the …

Tragedy and Dope: How the Mainstream Media Enables Alex Jones

Alex Jones isn’t all bad. He’s created more citizen journalists than Andrew …

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