Category Archives: Political Matters

When the Ideologues Come for The Kids

Andrew Sullivan hits all the major points, I think, especially on the gender ideologues. Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Education, Gaying away the Pray, Jeremiad, progressivism, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity

Unqualified, irresistible punditry

Is this an insight, or does everyone already know it? Continue reading

Posted in Political Matters, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values

Taking the easy way out

Sohrab Ahmari is an impetuous young man, new to his Christian faith, and ready to take the easy and sub-Christian route while pretending to be tough-minded and über-Christian. Continue reading

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Banana Republicans

Our Narcissist In Chief has reduced us to the status of Banana Republic. Continue reading

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Trade-offs of pluralism

Sohrab Ahmari and David French finally faced off live at Catholic University of America Thursday evening, moderated by Ross Douthat. In debating terms, it was no contest: French cleaned up. In fairness to Ahmari, his wife had a child on … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Evangelicalism, free speech, liberalism, lifeworks, Pluralism, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Roman Catholicism

Genocidal White Nationalist Democrats of the 80’s

We’re hearing more and more that abortion is necessary to keep blacks, immigrants, etc. from outnumbering or overrunning us. Some like abortionist Edward Allred put it crudely, offering to set up an abortuary in Mexico for free if he could. … Continue reading

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Irenic Politics

Jonathan Haidt has said that conservatives generally understand liberals better than liberals understand conservatives. I now offer a corollary that Trump supporters understand Never Trump Conservatives no better than liberals do. Exhibit A is the premise of a column by … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, liberalism, lifeworks, Political Matters, progressivism, realignment

Weaponizing History

AOC, argumenta ad Hitlerum, and betting the farm on provocativeness. Continue reading

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The virtue least able to stand alone

Children reveal our instinct for fairness, the root concept in the virtue of justice. Of course, as every parent knows, that instinct is often distorted, with the desire for fairness being expressed only as “fairness for me.” Justice is a … Continue reading

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Smashing the Overton Window

I had a dream. Sohrab Amari and Caitlin Johnstone were stripped down to skimpy little outfits and they were fighting like hell to shift the Overton Window, she left, he right. Finally, exhausted, they collapsed against the wall and it … Continue reading

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