Category Archives: Life political issues


I’ve got my absentee GOP ballot to complete before travel, but the choices this season seem harder than usual. For Prosecutor, maybe I’m rationalizing, but the challenger appears to have made one promise of substance: to file charges anytime the … Continue reading

Posted in Life political issues, Political Matters

Neither Nor

Neither Roman Catholic nor Protestant, I nevertheless pay a lot of attention to both, because they are where the culturally significant religious action is in my homeland. Likewise, I pay attention to doings in the Republican and Democrat parties. The … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Dispensationalism, Foreign Affairs, Life political issues, progressivism, realignment, Zombie Reaganism

The misgovernance we deserve

UPDATE: It has been pointed out to me that I reversed the roles of House and Senate in impeachment. I won’t try to parse how that changes my analysis of the odds of removal of Trump by impeachment except that … Continue reading

Posted in Life political issues, Political Matters, realignment

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

Shelby Steele on NFL & BLM

Stanford Historian and Hoover Institute Fellow Shelby Steele has a powerful essay in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, behind a pay wall, about the feckless NFL “take the knee” protests. He also touches on Black Lives Matter. You probably can get … Continue reading

Posted in BLM, Bread & Circuses, History, Life political issues, Patriotic Correctness, solidarity

Blessing or Curse?

Almost didn’t click. Very glad I did. Worth one of your monthly free looks through the NYT metered paywall. Continue reading

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Thursday 12/14/17

Some more thoughts on Alabama, post-election, and on two un-American tropes. Continue reading

Posted in Life political issues, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Speech & Press | 8 Comments

Wednesday, 12/13/17

A potpourri of discriminating provenance. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Christianity generally, conservatism, Evangelicalism, Life political issues, Political Matters, war, Zombie Reaganism | Tagged

Saturday 12/9/17

Trading excellence for hucksterism The frenzy of the fakers “Values voters.” Yeah. Right. Shorts

Posted in conservatism, Declinism, Evangelicalism, History, Journalism, Life political issues, Sexualia, Sundry flakes, Transvaluation of Values | Tagged ,

Tuesday Supplement, 12/5/17

Metanarratives Sen. Grinch, R, Iowa The right to be wrong Spats and Top Hat Looking for freedom outside the box Moore’s liberal enablers Photios Markopulos, Mayan Orphan

Posted in Calvinism, Consumerism, Dignitary harm, Discrimination, Globalization, Internet, Life political issues, Orthodoxy, Plutocracy, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Speech & Press