Category Archives: Naked Emperors

What’s wrong with this picture?

The data is clear that the Democrats are the more godless party. So why do I not feel tribal loyalty to the GOP? Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Evangelicalism, Heretics, Jeremiad, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Naked Emperors, Nominalism and Realism, Pre-American Christianity, Thrown down gauntlet | Leave a comment

Truth-tellers not welcome

Why it’s scary to have a prickly narcissist living in the White House. Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Intricate malice, Naked Emperors, Political Matters, Russia, the worst are full of passionate intensity

Presumption of Regularity

Something about this Presidency leaves me cold at the ordinarily reasonable request to “respect the office if not the man.” Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Naked Emperors, Political Matters

How To Avoid Being Called A Russian Agent Online

Caitlin Johnstone, a down-under very-lefty, waives copyright. Her offering today made it irresistible to copy her, wholesale:

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Gaslighting Baptists

A substantial slice of my homeland continues to baffle me. Continue reading

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Liberal gerrymandering

I may have found a website that’s very relevant to a current preoccupation of mine: Postliberal Thought. For instance, apropos of my particular concern for religious freedom, what if the very definition of “religion” in our liberal order is gerrymandered … Continue reading

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1 Holy Smokes! Tucker Carlson lit a long fuse and Michael Brendan Dougherty just ignited! Carlson pointed to the real molten fissure that is burbling sulfur on the American right. By doing so without ever mentioning the name, the character, … Continue reading

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Potpourri, 12/22/18

Lacking anything better to do, Senate takes “corrective action” against nation’s dead great-grandparents. More … Continue reading

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Sunday, 12/2/18

60 seconds (unless you want to stop and reflect) Continue reading

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Clippings and commentary, 12/1/18

Andrew Sullivan was on fire yesterday. On this lousy grey day, I’ve found other bright spots on the net. Continue reading

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