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Via The Bright Side of 2016 by Kevin D. Williamson published July 6, 2016 by The National Review.

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On General Revelation and Abortion

It is indisputable that one need not be Catholic to oppose the horrifying brutality of abortion.  We do not need to be taught this in Sunday school: emotionally normal and mentally stable human beings do not need to be… 70 more words

General Revelation

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Ruling elites across time and cultures begin to look a little bit alike, at least in broad strokes. They generally are effectively hereditary, even when they are not formally so; imperial China maintained a rigorous civil-service examination system for more than 1,000 years (kéju) but standardized testing did no more to prevent the emergence of a partially hereditary class of bureaucrat-scholars in Luoyang than it has in the Harvard-to-Washington-to-Wall Street cursus honorum.

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The Parasites and the Producers

From Kevin D. Williamson:

Public Enemy No. 1 in Democratic circles today is Heather Bresch, CEO of the company that makes the EpiPen, a super-convenient epinephrine auto-injection device used to treat anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can be caused by anything from a bee sting to a bag of peanuts.

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Hillary Clinton

The crook versus the racist

So some are styling the coming presidential election. The crooked Hildabeast versus the racist Trump. Gonorrhea or syphilis.

Except I think most people of whatever political stripe do believe that she’s a crook whereas whether he’s a racist or not entirely depends on your political viewpoint. 297 more words


Violent Rhetoric Is Terrible, But Actual Violence Is Cool

From Kevin D. Williamson:

Hearken unto me, o ye students of political history, and recall the ancient days of . . . 2011.

Anybody remember 2011?

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Republicans, You've Made Your Bed

From Kevin D. Williamson:

I want to leave a note here, because I expect to have many occasions to link back to it in the next several months.

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