Category Archives: Legalia

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

Gotcha! failure

Andrew Tang plays “Gotcha!” and loses. Continue reading

Posted in Legalia, Religious freedom

Punching down

More than 20 states have incorporated sexual orientation into their anti-discrimination statutes. As Charlotte Allen documents in “Punching Down,” this has empowered well-educated and well-paid gays to punish less educated, less wealthy neighbors who dare to refuse to bake a … Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Dignitary harm, grievance mongering, Legalia, Political Matters, Rights Talk, Sexualia

Single standards

Should any creative professionals be compelled to create? Continue reading

Posted in antipluralism, Arts and Music, deathworks, Dignitary harm, Discrimination, grievance mongering, Legalia, Marriage (civil), Natural Law, Political Matters, progressivism

Masterful Resonance

A decision out of a Grand Rapids federal court bodes the imminent era of anti-religious dog-whistles. Continue reading

Posted in Declinism, Discrimination, Gaying away the Pray, Legalia, lifeworks, Pluralism, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values

Trade-offs of pluralism

Sohrab Ahmari and David French finally faced off live at Catholic University of America Thursday evening, moderated by Ross Douthat. In debating terms, it was no contest: French cleaned up. In fairness to Ahmari, his wife had a child on … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Evangelicalism, free speech, liberalism, lifeworks, Pluralism, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Roman Catholicism

Genocidal White Nationalist Democrats of the 80’s

We’re hearing more and more that abortion is necessary to keep blacks, immigrants, etc. from outnumbering or overrunning us. Some like abortionist Edward Allred put it crudely, offering to set up an abortuary in Mexico for free if he could. … Continue reading

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Advantage Becket

Hair’s the thing. When Cesar Gonzales was an infant, he was seriously ill—so ill that his parents made a religious promise to God that, if their son recovered, they would keep a strand of hair on his head uncut as … Continue reading

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