Right From the Ground Up

Andrew Kloster
Bureaucratic aikido and building infrastructure on the Right
Created 17 Nov 2020
  • Banning things that don't exist
    05 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 1
    “Critical Race Theory isn’t even taught in Virginia schools!” One of my bits of advice is to always concede the universal, demand the particular. This has application to the recent Youngkin gubernator...
  • National Divorce
    12 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 4 3
    I like Claremont. I do! And I don’t want to put myself in the position of agreeing with Rich Lowry, of all people. But the “national divorce” talk is silly. It’s silly that I’m writing about it, but I...
  • Look the other way
    10 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    I am not here to encourage civil disobedience. We are not the civil rights movement of the 1950s, with money and legal foundations, or with the ability to take a short sentence and start a new life el...
  • Texas abortion law
    02 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I’m a big fan of Texas. I spend a lot of time in Dallas every summer. I know many folks in Governor Abbott’s admin. I’m not a huge fan of him, but he has hired good people and his machine works. One r...
  • Positivity and Grifting
    29 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    My apologies for the delay.* It is apparently conference season for the institutional right, so a few cautious words for observers and donors, along with a few updates from me. One explicit piece of f...
  • Regulatory Comments 101
    24 May 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    Prosecutors will tell you that 99% of the law is voluntary compliance. We don’t fully live in Oliver Wendell Holmes’ “bad man” universe, where everyone is trying to break the law and we need prosecuto...
  • Comment on ED Critical Race Funding
    20 May 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Below is a copy of my comments. I will draft something this week on reg comments. Here is the text of the proposal I’m commenting on: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/19/2021-08068/pr...
  • Judicial Nominations and the Prisoners’ Dilemma
    13 May 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Everyone knows the prisoners’ dilemma. It’s a classic game theoretic model that helps explain how external actors can break collusion. As a parent of twins, and notwithstanding the Geneva Convention p...
  • The Earmark Ban: Shooting ourselves in the foot
    30 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    NB: My apologies for the hiatus. I have been busy with other writing and also have violated my own rule on action by sitting on this draft for a while, thinking I might find a way to communicate a gra...
  • Wisconsin
    12 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    I’ll take a brief interlude to link to my affidavit to the State of Wisconsin, related to Election Day 2021 there. Here it is: https://www.scribd.com/document/498215405/Affidavit-Kloster At the highes...
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