Monthly Archives: February 2017

Thursday 2/16/17

Sorry to be in such a cynical mood. If you’re politically fatigued, read the first item and skip the rest — though it’s not railing against Trump today. Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Christianity generally, conservatism, Damn rackets, Dignitary harm, Foreign Affairs, Health care, Heckler's Veto, Political Matters, populism, Religious freedom, Science

Wednesday 2/15/17

Draining the Swamp?; On political blogging on Trump’s Administration; This is conservative?!; Deep state takes a scalp; A narcissism distinction Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, conservatism, Journalism, Roman Catholicism

Saint Valentine’s Day

If you’re among those fatigued by politics, this blog’s sub-optimal. As almost always, apart from irresistible nicknames, I’ve tried to focus on principled or vivid conservative-compatible opinion. Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, conservatism, Dignitary harm, Discrimination, federalism, Political Matters, Rhetorical fallacies, Sexualia


A bonus if you’re not already exhausted by Trump Outrage Fatigue. Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Journalism

Stifling the Great Conversation

Stifling the Great Conversation and six more Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Benedict Option, Capitalism, Consumerism, Faith & Ideology, Internet, Legalia, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Natural Law, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity

Saturday 2/11/17

Where’s Dean Acheson when we need him?; “Sound Eisegesis” and the Free Speech Fairness Act; The Central Evil of Torture; What gift for Trump?; Besetting rhetorical sins Continue reading

Posted in Empire, Foreign Affairs, Heckler's Veto, Religious freedom, Speech & Press, war | Tagged

Hoist by his own petard

I’m all over the Mad Twitter King, but from concern for the nation. That doesn’t mean that every enemy of his is our friend, though. There’s a whole lot not to like about the precedent of courts overruling the President on … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Affairs, Legalia, terrorism

Do Evangelicals Have What It Takes?

An apocalypse, any way you slice it. I was stunned at what Albert Mohler admitted. Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Benedict Option, Christianity generally, Ecclesiology, Evangelicalism, Free-range Christians, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Political Matters, Protestantism, Secularism, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

Thursday 2/9/17

The greatest pleasure; Closing your audience’s eyes and ears; L’affaire Milo; The defense spending red herring; Yes, the web is seamless, but …; Islamic chastity; L’affaire DeVos; Trump at the Prayer Breakfast (Dream Version) Continue reading

Posted in Education, Heckler's Veto, Islam, Life political issues, Political Matters, Prayer, Speech & Press, war | Tagged , ,

Wednesday 2/8/17

The Waterbeetle of Politics: American Exceptionalism; Natural Law and Textualism; What’s the matter with Kansas? Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Discrimination, Foreign Affairs, Natural Law, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Sport