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The Lazy GOP & Conservative Media Almost Cost Us Our Nation

My political activism began, as is the case for many Americans, with me yelling at my TV. Only I wasn’t yelling at the people with whom I disagreed. 1,250 more words

Jonah Goldberg Fires at Me, Somehow Shoots Own Foot

Last month, I called out Jonah Goldberg’s foolish Twitter declaration that “you can support abortion and still be a conservative” at LifeSiteNews, and reacted here… 2,170 more words

Civilizing the Barbarians

In the words of Hanna Arendt:

Every generation is invaded by barbarians—we call them “children.”

From where I sit, that resonates. Especially since my three-year-old just ran through the kitchen like a tiny, unclad Gaelic warrior screaming “Captain Underpants!”

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Culture

The 'Respectable' Right's Collusion Bait-and-Switch

As I’ve been saying for a long time now, NeverTrump’s nonstop wailing about the supposedly declining integrity of the conservative movement might be easier to take at face value if they themselves didn’t lie all the time. 737 more words

The Enlightenment Wars

by David Ottlinger

There was a time, I remember it distinctly, when I felt that having opinions on the Enlightenment put me very much in the minority. 3,016 more words

Essay

Abortion, Jonah Goldberg, and the Integrity of Conservatism

On Thursday, I responded to a foolish, revealing statement by Jonah Goldberg asserting that “you can support abortion and still be a conservative.” You can… 617 more words

Let's Play a Game

Sometimes, I play a little game.  (No, not this type of game.  That’s a little too cutthroat for me, so to speak.)  It’s a game called “Where would I want to be.”  There are two variations to this game.  780 more words