Category Archives: 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

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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

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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

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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

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

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