Category Archives: Culture and Religion

SCOTUS is undemocratic

Rich Lowry writes that yes, indeed, as a matter of fact… the Supreme Court is undemocratic. In an era of partisan polarization, it is rare to get agreement on anything, but about this there should be a consensus: The Supreme … Continue reading

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The courts in America became an agent of social discord

Daniel Henninger writes that “The United States needs to settle down politically.”  From Kavanaugh and the Culture Wars in today’s WSJ: The Democratic opposition to any Supreme Court nominee from Mr. Trump in 2018 has been about virtually one thing: the Roe v. … Continue reading

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Thirty years from now, will America look more like Denmark? 

Heather Wilhelm argues that government is a poor substitute for family: Regardless, the debate rages on: Why is socialism so hot right now? Is the socialist movement the new Tea Party? Can socialism sell in the Midwest? Thirty years from now, … Continue reading

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Kennedy retires

Feeling pretty certain that we’ll get a justice more reliable than Kennedy, and not as extreme or ideological as Ginsberg or Sotomayor. About Gorsuch being a “stolen seat,” recall that Kennedy was, for all intents and purposes, the original stolen … Continue reading

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Book Review: Suicide of the West

Here is Michael Brendan Dougherty’s review of Jonah Goldberg’s latest book, Suicide of the West – How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy. For an excerpt of the book, check this out.  Now onto … Continue reading

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Faith in an imaginary humanity

Very interesting piece from The Times Literary Supplement, written by John Gray, entitled The problem of hyper-liberalism Let’s not overlook the threat to liberalism from The Left. In the past higher education was avowedly shaped by an ideal of unfettered inquiry. Varieties … Continue reading

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A combination of student-café anti-Semitism and Rousseau

You were right.  We should listen! Actually… not quite right.  A reasonable critique of the excesses of capitalism, most notably the 19th-century version of capitalism?  Ok. But your recommendations?  Whoo-boy.  What a mess. Seriously wrong, wrong, wrong.  In ways guaranteed to fail in … Continue reading

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