Category Archives: Political Matters

Forsaking lunacy, again and again

I have long thought that the best critique of Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option is that he’s just asking Christians to actually act like Christians, and asking the Church actually to do the work of the Church. (Long? Well, the book … Continue reading

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Trump’s appeal to inner demons

Many (most?) of our deathworks bear a “progressive” imprimatur, but let’s give “conservatives” credit for besliming us on the matter of immigration. It was never enough. Nielsen may have been willing to violate the dictates of morality, but she wasn’t … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis: Forever relevant

I trust that at least one  very contemporary example of this comes readily to mind. But if that’s the only example you can think of — if you’ve forgotten Pizzagate and birtherism and Obama’s-a-Muslim — or if you think those … Continue reading

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Congress’s Woke Girls

A basic fact of this presidential cycle: When Donald Trump walked through the door, he burst off the jambs and made the opening bigger and more jagged, forever. Now almost anyone can walk through. … Last weekend there was the … Continue reading

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Posted in deathworks, grievance mongering, Political correctness, Political Matters, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Uncategorized, Virtue signaling

Potpourri 2/22/19

United Methodist schism; the state of news media today; Amazon GTFO as the progressives urged; and two people get their joint taxes done. Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Moralistic therapeutic deism, progressivism, Protestantism, Sexualia, Sundry flakes

Potpourri, 2/20/19

Michael Gerson turns acute depression into a sermon, and much more. Continue reading

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Clippings and Comments, 2/19/19

An American in Russia, the abortion nexus in the Ralph Northram “racism” story, Islam in America, and more. Continue reading

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Clippings, 2/16/19

1 If you subscribe to First Things, don’t miss Baptism of Blood in the March edition. If you don’t, save the link for 30 days or so and the paywall will drop: [W]hen they saw the video and knew with … Continue reading

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Imagine the unimaginable

Of course, the United States does have a few clusters that look ripe for rail, notably Texas, and the Eastern Seaboard. And instead of high-speed rail between these cities, we have the Acela, which takes eight hours to travel from … Continue reading

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Spinning narratives

Does anybody report facts without weaving them into a preferred narrative any more. Would we read it if they did? Continue reading

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