Category Archives: Legalia

Chickens coming home to roost

Thus does it become salient that Evangelical fealty to Donald Trump and the GOP, flavored with Christian Nationalism, has given religion and religious freedom a particularly bad odor, and not just to the secularists of the ascendant Left. Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Evangelicalism, Intricate malice, Liberal Groin Pieties, Religious freedom, Sexualia, transgenderism, Transvaluation of Values | Leave a comment

“Because of … Sex”

Some personal thoughts and some channeling of smarter people’s thoughts on yesterday’s SCOTUS decision on Title VII and SOGI. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, conservatism, deathworks, democracy, Discrimination, Duly noted_stay tuned, Evangelicalism, Justice, Liberal Groin Pieties, Religious freedom | Leave a comment

Disillusioned

This has been rattling around my soul, inchoate. Today, it came together. It’s nothing much, but maybe others will find it helpful. I was a single-issue voter for a while in the 80’s, but then I notice some fools and … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, deathworks, Political Matters, populism, Religious freedom, Thrown down gauntlet

Present obsessions

Coronavirus seems to dominate the news and now is beginning to dominate our tribal animosities, but don’t forget Michael Flynn. 1 Some fascinating insights by one of Rod Dreher’s readers: [B]ecause conservatives aren’t interested in environmental policy, public health, etc., … Continue reading

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Potpourri

How I spent an unseasonably cold and damp day. Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Naked Public Square, Political Matters, Religious freedom

Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas has bothered me a lot in the age of Trump. He was supposed to be a really bright guy, who wrote biographies of Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, both of which were acclaimed at least in the parts … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Evangelicalism, Life political issues, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Senate

“L’état, c’est moi” does not translate well into English

This is basically an aggregation with little comment. From FiveThirtyEight.com, two very useful ‘splainers: Why Did The World Shut Down For COVID-19 But Not Ebola, SARS Or Swine Flu? | FiveThirtyEight A Comic Strip Tour Of The Wild World Of … Continue reading

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Nate White’s Bill of Particulars

Nate White stylishly lays out the incontrovertible problems with Donald Trump, and I respond to JHK’s conspiracy theories about Russiagate. Continue reading

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Illusions of clarity and autonomy

How to make the best of one likely bad situation. Continue reading

Posted in death, Health care, Legalia, Life political issues, lifeworks, Rights Talk

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

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

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