Category Archives: Rights Talk

Ephemera, 2/12/19

“Ephemera” seems apt since one snippet uses it and another snippet evokes it. Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Discrimination, Legalia, Nominalism and Realism, Political correctness, Political Matters, progressivism, Rights Talk | Tagged , , , , , ,

Guilty of being accused (and more)

Do read item 1 even if you have no time for the rest. Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), 9th Commandment Watch, alt-right, American Folk Religion, Anodynes & Nostrums, Bread & Circuses, Faith & Ideology, Foreign Affairs, History, immigration, Journalism, Justice, Legalia, Political Matters, Rights Talk, war | Tagged ,

Hauerwasian “modernity” today

“… no story except the story they choose when they have no story.” Continue reading

Posted in Dignitary harm, Gnosticism, Nominalism and Realism, Rights Talk, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Calming the discord

A “Kavanaugh Court” should overturn the Roe line of cases — but might not. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Heckler's Veto, Legalia, populism, progressivism, Rights Talk | Tagged , , ,

The autonomy ethic

My micro.blog account isn’t working as expected this morning, so I’m posting this here: Justice Anthony Kennedy didn’t invent the shift from community to autonomy, but in 1992 he articulated it more crisply than anyone else: “At the heart of … Continue reading

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Unintended consequences

Progressives goring their own ox. Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Legalia, Rights Talk

Sins of the fathers

How came it to pass that we have zillions and zillions of guns protected by the Second Amendment? Continue reading

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The latest school shooting

Two takes: We discuss motives, but isn’t it always the same motive? “I have murder in my heart.” Why do so many Americans have murder in their hearts? … We know. We all say it privately, but it’s so obvious … Continue reading

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Squashing civil society & culture

Once again, I’m attending the Eighth Day Symposium, this year on the topic of “Cultivating Friendship in a Fractured Age.” One plenary speaker is Ken Myers of Mars Hill Audio Journal. Today from him, one insight, starting with a greeting … Continue reading

Posted in Bread & Circuses, Culture, Jeremiad, Legalia, Political Matters, progressivism, Rights Talk, statism, subsidiarity | 2 Comments

Spitting in the soup

That people associated with a university would invite a hateful mythmonger like Richard Spencer to campus is a tragedy; but it’s a greater tragedy that someone like Spencer is a public figure at all. That’s not something that even the … Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Education, Heckler's Veto, Rights Talk, Speech & Press, Sundry flakes