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I am an artist interested in how illusions—things we know are not true—nonetheless persuade us in ways that facts cannot. This is the essence of art's meaning and power. Now as ever, this is much art being practiced in the guise of politics.

Home Page: http://www.thingsthatfall.com

Diaries published: 14 (856 days since last diary on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:13 AM PST)

Comments posted: 90 (856 days since last comment on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:13 AM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 27

Total Comment Ratings: 76

Most Recommended Diary: another Palin 'bounce', 20 comments, 7 recommends

People Following thingsthatfall: 0

thingsthatfall's Most Recent Diaries:

The basic premise of most conservative policy arguments is Milton Friedman's The Role of Government in Education (1962), with the issue du jour swapped in for the term education. Energy production, ...
by thingsthatfall
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:13 AM PST with 0 Recommends
It would be amusing that so many Republicans want to base their social policy on a ponderous work of dystopian science fiction--Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged--if it weren't so frightening. Frightening ...
by thingsthatfall
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 09:42 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
In remarks shared with Olympic athletes in London today, Michelle Obama made fond mention of her father, Fraser Robinson III, who was an aspiring athlete until he was stricken with MS and lived the ...
by thingsthatfall
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 08:26 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
I get a little (okay, a lot) tired of how many front page stories on dailykos are motivated by pointing out a hypocrisy. Gasp! A candidate said one thing and did / supported / was involved with its ...
by thingsthatfall
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 04:55 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
I hate to even write this for the sake of blowing his cover, but, Donald Trump is not the total idiot we think he is. He is playing a double game, acting the birther fool and sidling up to Romney ...
by thingsthatfall
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed May 30, 2012 at 05:44 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
An editorial in today's New York Times outlines efforts by Republican governors and state legislatures to make it harder for people to vote without first having to prove they are citizens to ...
by thingsthatfall
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 06:03 AM PDT with 1 Recommend

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