Category Archives: populism

French scores a TKO

Sohrab Amari (Trumpist) picked a stupid fight with David French (Never Trumpist). The gist of [Sohrab] Ahmari’s argument is this: [David] French is a classical liberal, who argues in terms suited to classical liberalism. But classical liberalism is a dead … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, deathworks, grievance mongering, Integralism, liberalism, lifeworks, populism, progressivism, Religious freedom | Leave a comment

Clippings and commentary, 12/1/18

Andrew Sullivan was on fire yesterday. On this lousy grey day, I’ve found other bright spots on the net. Continue reading

Posted in Bread & Circuses, Creation Care, Dignitary harm, Empire, Faith & Ideology, Foreign Affairs, grievance mongering, irony, Life political issues, Naked Emperors, populism, progressivism, Science, Sexualia | Tagged ,

Friday Politics 9/14/18

Political potpourri Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Built Environment and Infrastructure, conservatism, Jeremiad, Naked Emperors, Political Matters, populism | Tagged , ,

Populism and corruption

What Trump and the Pope have in common. Continue reading

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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

Calming the discord

A “Kavanaugh Court” should overturn the Roe line of cases — but might not. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Heckler's Veto, Legalia, populism, progressivism, Rights Talk | Tagged , , ,

Another sign of major realignment

More interesting … was Mrs. Clinton’s commentary on the role of economic concerns in the 2016 contest. “There’s all that red in the middle, where Trump won,” she said. “But what the map doesn’t show you is that I won the … Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Economia, Plutocracy, Political Matters, populism, realignment

An Antidote to 45

There are times when I genuinely wonder whether I can hold up psychologically in our current politics and culture. My shrink tells me I am far from alone in this, and that everyone she listens to is consumed with a … Continue reading

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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

No true conservative …

I was pondering this quote, probably just going to put it in my personal journal with a pithy remark or two: Conservatism is what conservatives think, say, and do. As conservatives change—as much through the harsh fact of death and … Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Bread & Circuses, conservatism, Patriotic Correctness, Political Matters, populism, Zombie Reaganism