Category Archives: Anodynes & Nostrums

Sins of the fathers

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

Posted in Anodynes & Nostrums, History, Journalism, Justice, myth, Nominalism and Realism, Rights Talk | Tagged

Cold comfort

More efficacious than gun control nostrums or anodyne “thoughts and prayers.” Continue reading

Posted in Anodynes & Nostrums, Civil Religion, Legalia, Life political issues, stay tuned, Technology

Meticulous truth-tellers

Alastair Roberts, a smart fellow, has a smart take on the viral video of BBC’s Kathy Newman beclowning herself in an interview with Jordan Peterson. I’ll assume you’ve watched the video and thus will omit most of Roberts’ summaries of … Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Anodynes & Nostrums, Duly noted, eulogy, Journalism, Thrown down gauntlet

Detour & Frolic

Oh, fer cryin’ out loud! Continue reading

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Anodynes & Nostrums

I was talking a walk through my neighborhood.  Buttons are out among students, but yard signs are in among hipsters.  This one has been sprouting like mushrooms: IN THIS HOUSE, WE BELIEVE: BLACK LIVES MATTER WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS … Continue reading

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Why I’m not a Libertarian

“Reason is a libertarian monthly print magazine covering politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews.” Thus saith the sponsored link in my search results. [I]t’s shortsighted when publications like Reason Magazine scoff at … Continue reading

Posted in Anodynes & Nostrums, Damn rackets, grievance mongering, Journalism, Legalia, Libertarianism, Sexualia

Let’s get small!

Largely by coincidence, I encountered these congruent thoughts from two ecclesial Christians within a few hours on Saturday: Liberalism … of course has robust substantive commitments, much as it might pretend otherwise. The “tradition” of liberalism, really an anti-tradition, is founded … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), American Folk Religion, Anodynes & Nostrums, Faith & Ideology, Heretics, liberalism, Liturgy, Moralistic therapeutic deism, progressivism, Secularism

Gun Control

I began this blog many weeks ago, forgot it, but now finish in pared-down form. I wonder to what extent the visceral anger at “thoughts and prayers” is a way of expressing fear and anger at our inability to control … Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Anodynes & Nostrums, grievance mongering, Legalia, populism, progressivism, solidarity, statism, terrorism

Saturday, 12/16/17

A potpourri, maybe a little more stimulating than usual. Continue reading

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Tryptophan reading

The stuff I omitted in this morning’s post. Continue reading

Posted in Anodynes & Nostrums, Bread & Circuses, conservatism, Evangelicalism, Foreign Affairs, Free-range Christians, Humor, Journalism, Natural Law, Orthodoxy, progressivism, Sexualia, Virtue signaling