Monthly Archives: September 2018

Tangential Miscellany

1 Riveted by the proceedings, I felt at times I should have looked away rather than play voyeur to the humiliation of two fine people — stripped of dignity and emotionally exposed before the world. Kathleen Parker. This was a … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Journalism, Miscellany, Political Matters

What was the right demeanor?

Judge Kavanaugh’s defiant fury might be understandable coming from someone who believes himself innocent of the grotesque charges he’s facing. Yet it was also evidence of an unsettling temperament in a man trying to persuade the nation of his judicial … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Political Matters

The redder pill

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Caitlin Johnstone. Continue reading

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Potpourri (mostly political) 9/25/18

1 I apologize if I’ve quoted this before, but I’m a retired lawyer, I’ve watched SCOTUS for decades, and I can’t stop mulling this over. Here goes: I can imagine two operative standards for a nominee in Kavanaugh’s shoes. One … Continue reading

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Bearing reality

I anticipated reading in Monday’s newspapers some analysis of how Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s potential corroborating witnesses (those she said were at the party where Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her) have all failed to corroborate anything about the party, including … Continue reading

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Brett Kavanaugh again (9/23/18)

All of these have something to do with the Kavanaugh nomination and Dr. Ford’s accusation. I’m saving the best for last — analysis from Ben Wittes at the Atlantic.   1 McConnell’s incentive to confirm Garland was simple: A reality … Continue reading

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Is (Liberal) Democracy Dying?

A Symposium of sorts on some world-changing trends. Continue reading

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Friday, part II, 9/21/18

Sundries to get off my desk. Continue reading

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Mostly religious, 9/21/18

Today, I’m staying away from politics almost (but not quite) completely. I don’t think the politics will offend anyone. Continue reading

Posted in Civil Religion, Culture, Evangelicalism, liberalism, Liturgy, Religious freedom, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia

Politics, I’m sad to say

Political swill I share reluctantly. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Anodynes & Nostrums, Christianity generally, Civil Religion, liberalism, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Orthodoxy, Political Matters