Category Archives: deathworks

Now what?

I’m struck by the kinship of David Brooks and Damon Linker in their most recent columns. Both diagnose what’s wrong with Trump but struggle with what to do about it. Linker admits he’s speechless, which (he says) is why we … Continue reading

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Permanent exile

When I first predicted that 2016 was the overture to a big partisan realignment, I had in mind things like Ronald Reagan Democrats becoming naturalized citizens of the GOP and giving up permanently on the Democrats, moderate-to-liberal suburban Republicans doing … Continue reading

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John Paul Stevens

I seem to be the only person to have noticed something odd about Justice Stevens’ religion opinions. Continue reading

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Scapegoating

Some people continue to wonder why I won’t announce my probable 2020 vote for our Very Stable Genius (VSG), so terrible is the Democrat field. I had a Facebook Messenger argument with one of them — an academic who was … Continue reading

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Does “Constantinius” rhyme with “Obama”?

Caveat: I’m not sure this is even half-baked yet. Rod Dreher invoked in a Polish context and I’m extending to our American context a possibly instructive historic type, involving the epochal replacement of one dominant religion by another: Constantine died … Continue reading

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Our faves

It is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated …. Christine Pelosi, about the indictment of billionaire glitterati ephebophile sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, on Twitter. “Some of our [Pelosi family] faves.” I. Can’t. Wait. Some day soon, I’m … Continue reading

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The Antifa Spirit in America

Three related items deserve memorialization: First, the beating-with-impunity of journalist Andy Ngo by antifa thugs in Portland. Portland police are AWOL; most or all left-of-center condemnations blame the victim, too: [T]o insist that we call antifa ‘fascists’ only plays into … Continue reading

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Omitted legacy

This is, though certainly not by premeditated design, a supplement to yesterday’s blog. “The alt-right is a combination of ideology and tactics,” [David] French said Friday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic. “Ideologically, … Continue reading

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Enduring legacy

I am among those who appreciate Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, his defense of religious liberty (at least for compliant Christians; Muslims’ and Unitarian Universalists’ mileage may vary) and increasingly his immigration policy at its highest level of generality — especially … Continue reading

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Meta-morality

Democrats aren’t making the most compelling moral case against Donald Trump. They are good at pointing to Trump’s cruelties, especially toward immigrants. They are good at describing the ways he is homophobic and racist. But the rest of the moral … Continue reading

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