Category Archives: Legalia

Coronavirus (and the corruption of the pro-life movement)

“The Minus Touch” remains our President’s signature. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Dignitary harm, Jeremiad, Journalism | Tagged | Leave a comment

Trade-offs of pluralism

What’s a polity for? Continue reading

Posted in free speech, Intrigued, Legalia, lifeworks, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Secularism | Tagged | Leave a comment

Second Circuit blows it

Zaniness at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals; fake conservatives at DOJ cheer. Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, deathworks, federalism, immigration, Justice, Legalia, Political Matters

Entangled musings

Still picking up threads after 22 years. Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Nominalism and Realism, Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Sacramental Tapestry

In your heart, you know he’s wrong

I want someone who, when faced with a choice between doing right for the country and grabbing a benefit for himself, is capable of putting the country first. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Evangelicalism, Life political issues, Political Matters, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

Cultural Liturgies

We are bad at enough stuff and have a history sufficiently marked with sorrow to create fertile ground for repentance. We lack the humility to greet it. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Bread & Circuses, Civil Religion, deathworks, Naked Public Square, Secularism

Montana’s Blaine Amendment case

Will the Supreme Court’s Espinoza decision commit “conservative judicial activism”? Continue reading

Posted in Dignitary harm, Discrimination, Legalia, Religious freedom

Framing a guilty President-Elect

A dialog between conservative lawyers, one certifiable Never-Trumpish, the other too new to me for me to say, on the FBI’s counter-intelligence investigation of the Trump campaign Continue reading

Posted in Intrigued, Justice, Legalia, lifeworks, Political Matters

Make America Human (Again?)

A giant declines to recommend the modern West as a model for the country from which he was exiled. Continue reading

Posted in Legalia, lifeworks, Miscellany, Political Matters, Russia

Motivated reasoning

Anyone who thinks Rolling Stone is prima facie a reliable interlocutor of the religious right deserves all the false certainty and motivated ignorance he gains there. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, deathworks, Journalism, Religious freedom