So recent you can still taste the bile
- Campus protests against the ACLU?
- The arc of his life vindicated his moral critics, conservative and feminist
- Hidden (and illegal) bailouts to insurance companies
- Passive observers of the polarization?
- The new normal: antagonisms, inflamed
- The 2nd & passionate non-sequiturs
- True socialism
- The dogma lives loudly in you
- The “New Coke” of domestic policy initiatives
- It’s easy to forget that both major parties are hot messes at the moment.
Category Archives: Culture and Religion
OMG what an opening paragraph! Now that is writing. Hugh Hefner, gone to his reward at the age of 91, was a pornographer and chauvinist who got rich on masturbation, consumerism and the exploitation of women, aged into a leering … Continue reading
In Monastaries of the Mind, Victor Davis writes that “When everything is politicized, people retreat into mental mountaintops — dreams of the past and fantasies of the future.” An increasing number of American don’t take all this [the perpetual proselytizing … Continue reading
Over at Ricochet, member “Gumby Mark” draws an interesting analogy: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, written as he was dying, is one of the finest memoirs by a senior Civil War officer (the other is Fighting for the Confederacy by … Continue reading
Long excerpt from Victor Davis Hanson about Trump’s recent insulting behavior towards Mexico: I think concerns expressed that Trump treat Mexico and President Peña Nieto with dignity and respect are well-taken and wise. But part of the problem inherent in … Continue reading
“Social conventions make a decent life possible.” So writes Kevin D. Williamson: About 97 percent of the human genome is identical to that of orangutans, which are solitary and pacifistic. But about 99 percent of our DNA is identical to … Continue reading
In Let’s Not Mince Words About PayPal, David A. French writes: PayPal has announced that it will not open a new operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina, because of the state’s new “bathroom law” — a law that sensibly requires people … Continue reading
Thoughtful piece in the “Saturday Essay” from this weekend’s WSJ by John H. McWorter. Dr. McWhorter teaches linguistics, American studies, philosophy and music at Columbia University. His latest book is “The Language Hoax.” Long-ish excerpt from Closed Minds on Campus: However, … Continue reading