Category Archives: realignment

But what about Fox?

Can Trump hold the Senate hostage through fear of his Twitter account alone? 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

“Now what?” How about National Conservatism?

This morning, I sincerely suggested that there’s no sense in my (or anyone’s) mere rehearsing and re-rehearsing the core evils regularly reflected in our President’s rhetoric, even on the pretext of a new Presidential utterance confirming that he does, indeed, … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Damn rackets, Duly noted_stay tuned, Economia, lifeworks, progressivism, realignment

Subliminal religion in politics

“Chase religious ideas out one door and they inevitably come in another — because the human mind naturally rebels against a worldview as incomplete, as manifestly threadbare, as pure materialism.” Ross Douthat * * * I used to say “I’m … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Orthopathos, Political Matters, realignment, Religiopreneurs, Sundry flakes | Tagged

Omitted legacy

This is, though certainly not by premeditated design, a supplement to yesterday’s blog. “The alt-right is a combination of ideology and tactics,” [David] French said Friday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic. “Ideologically, … Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Benedict Option, deathworks, Political Matters, realignment, the worst are full of passionate intensity | Tagged

Clippings, 2/16/19

1 If you subscribe to First Things, don’t miss Baptism of Blood in the March edition. If you don’t, save the link for 30 days or so and the paywall will drop: [W]hen they saw the video and knew with … Continue reading

Posted in Declinism, grievance mongering, Orthodoxy, Political Matters, progressivism, realignment, Russia, war | Tagged , ,

Is (Liberal) Democracy Dying?

A Symposium of sorts on some world-changing trends. Continue reading

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Trick shot

Michael Gerson calls for a strange strategy to save the GOP from Trump. Continue reading

Posted in Political Matters, realignment

Δ blindness

The New York Times item (news? analysis? editorial?) on the Right “weaponizing” the First Amendment is, of course, subject to satire and plausible accusations of hypocrisy — as is the Rights newish romance with that Amendment. But here’s a fresh … Continue reading

Posted in Legalia, Political Matters, progressivism, realignment, Religious freedom, Speech & Press

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