Category Archives: Anodynes & Nostrums

Sacrificing Coventry

This story seemed to ripen while I was traveling abroad and otherwise occupied, but the new abortion bans in some states merit mention. It has been decades since I was anywhere near the heart of pro-life litigation strategy — meaning … Continue reading

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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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Clippings and Commentary 2/8/19

What torture it must be to serve as a speech-writer for a man of so base a native tongue! Continue reading

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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 ,

Politics, I’m sad to say

Political swill I share reluctantly. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Anodynes & Nostrums, Christianity generally, Civil Religion, liberalism, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Orthodoxy, Political Matters

Senate Race 2018

30 years ago it would have been fair to call me a “single-issue voter,” and that issue was abortion. I was, and remain, strongly opposed to what the press style sheets now have settled on calling “abortion rights.” For some … Continue reading

Posted in Anodynes & Nostrums, Life political issues, Naked Emperors, Political Matters

Trimmer callout

In foreign policy at least, Donald Trump is playing autocrat. What are we going to do about it? Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Anodynes & Nostrums, Foreign Affairs, Patriotic Correctness, Political correctness, Political Matters, populism, Russia, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

Zombie Reaganism lives

Proof once again that it’s surprisingly hard to think outside the box. Continue reading

Posted in Anodynes & Nostrums, conservatism, Political Matters, Russia, Zombie Reaganism

Masterpiece Cakeshop

Some fairly preliminary thoughts on today’s Supreme Court decision. Religious liberty advocates got the opinion they wanted. Unfortunately, it was a concurrence by Justice Thomas with Justice Gorsuch joining. More on that in a moment. Justice Kennedy’s much narrower majority … Continue reading

Posted in Anodynes & Nostrums, Dignitary harm, Discrimination, Marriage (real), Religious freedom, Speech & Press

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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