Category Archives: Political Matters

“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

President Molotov

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted about the “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons” that shield him and make him safe. Young Secret Service agents were girding for a fight, he wrote. Presidents don’t normally feel compelled to boast about their … Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Declinism, grievance mongering

Glimmers of light at the end

Of course, nobody other than the Illuminati who created this fake pandemic knows what our future holds, but a couple of people have some lovely ideas that “resonate” with me: It has been a dramatic time. We have stopped and … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Asceticism, Economia, stay tuned, subsidiarity

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

Miscellany

From the official U.S. Department of Justice account: During this sacred week for many Americans, AG Barr is monitoring govt regulation of religious services. While social distancing policies are appropriate during this emergency, they must be applied evenhandedly & not … 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