Category Archives: Speech & Press

My blog runneth over

Our death-dealing cold in the Midwest (I expect deaths before this is published) is a good excuse to stay inside, imbibing coffee and bourbon, reading, and even thinking. Okay, the bourbon is purely notional until the sun’s below the yardarm … Continue reading

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Friday 10/12/18

Varied, and I can’t unequivocally say that the first item is most important, though it’s very important indeed. Continue reading

Posted in antifa, Bread & Circuses, Christendom, Christianity generally, Evangelicalism, Heckler's Veto, Internet, Jeremiad, Journalism, Legalia, Life political issues, Naked Emperors, Political Matters, Protestantism, Religiopreneurs, Roman Catholicism, Speech & Press, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Thrown down gauntlet

Is (Liberal) Democracy Dying?

A Symposium of sorts on some world-changing trends. Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Damn rackets, Declinism, Economia, Heckler's Veto, Mediating structures, Political Matters, progressivism, realignment, Religious freedom, Speech & Press | Tagged ,

My blog overfloweth

Oh dear! So much that’s shareable today! Continue reading

Posted in Damn rackets, death, Journalism, Justice, Legalia, Miscellany, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Roman Catholicism, Speech & Press, Sundry flakes

Spleen ventings (and more)

1 Spleen venting #1: I’m pleased that the American Bar Association, which marginalized itself over decades, will now be denied its long preeminence in advising the Senate on federal judicial nominees. I’m one of those who quit the ABA in … Continue reading

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Too interesting times

From lighter to very heavy. (The heavy is another man’s shattered faith.) Continue reading

Posted in Education, Playful, Political Matters, Roman Catholicism, Speech & Press | Tagged , ,

If you promise, deliver

[John] McAdams, a professor of political science, wrote on his personal blog, Marquette Warrior, about a recorded interaction in which a graduate student philosophy instructor told her student that his opinions opposing gay marriage “are not appropriate.” A month later, … Continue reading

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Δ blindness

The New York Times item (news? analysis? editorial?) on the Right “weaponizing” the First Amendment is, of course, subject to satire and plausible accusations of hypocrisy — as is the Rights newish romance with that Amendment. But here’s a fresh … Continue reading

Posted in Legalia, Political Matters, progressivism, realignment, Religious freedom, Speech & Press

Why I’m not calling for Revolution

I cannot forgive or forget Trump’s praise for the most hideously totalitarian regime on the planet, for a bloodthirsty scion who conducts regular public hangings, keeps his subjects in a state of mind-control, holds hundreds of thousands in concentration camps, … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, History, Jeremiad, Mediating structures, Naked Emperors, Religious freedom, Speech & Press, statism, stay tuned, subsidiarity, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values

We’re not asking for much

[Masterpiece Cakeshop] did not decide the question about religious freedom and the rights of sexual minorities. However, one key element of the decision drew my attention. The court recognized how anti-Christian bias on the part of the Colorado Civil Rights … Continue reading

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