Border Wall
Politics

The border wall: A reminder about cement’s utility

Evidence, if you need it, that Trump’s cement or steel border wall is a country’s best friend when it comes to arrogant, illegal fence runners. Here’s the shot: Mexico’s human smugglers are having a grand old time, ramming through the corrugated junk metal fencing that’s there with heavy smuggling vehicles, [Read More]

Progressive Unanimity
Politics

Progressive unanimity and breaking stride

Progressive unanimity can seem enviable because of the strength it projects, but it can also lead the way to madness and systemic collapse. If you’re old enough, you can remember back to 1981 when the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City suffered America’s deadliest, non-terrorist caused structural collapse, which killed [Read More]

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Donald Trump

The Border Wall: thoughts about Trump’s address and the Democrat rebuttals

On the border wall, a surprisingly uncharismatic Trump showed he loved America and Americans, while Democrats succeeded only in showing they despise Trump. Having had some time to think about Trump’s address, as well as the official and unofficial rebuttals, I have a few thoughts, none particularly deep or meaningful. [Read More]

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Politics

Bookworm Beat 12/20/18 — the border wall edition

I went overboard in this Bookworm Beat, covering the border wall, Syria, Antisemitism, Europe’s fall, science, Michelle and Melania, media bias, and much more. Good walls make good neighbors. Trump did it — he got the House to include $5 billion in the budget bill to build the border wall. [Read More]

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Donald Trump

Trump isn’t a Black Swan; he’s a whole flock of Black Swans (by Wolf Howling)

Following his unexpected victory, Trump is quickly becoming America’s most consequential conservative president, making him a one-man flock of Black Swans. A “Black Swan Event” is one that: Comes as a surprise – i.e., a “high-profile, hard-to-predict, and rare event . . . beyond the realm of normal expectations in [Read More]

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Islam

The Bookworm Beat 3/27/17 — the living in a world of lies edition and open thread

In a world in which Leftism and Islam have joined in battle for ascendancy, lies are the coin of the realm and truth is a rare and precious commodity. The posts to which I’ve linked today, for the most part, illustrate the lies that permeate modern Western culture. Law written in [Read More]

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Islam

On immigration, the Left has two dishonest arguments that need clarifying

To disguise that they’re opening our country to people who should not be here, Progressives conflate distinct doctrines and hide behind the confusion. The problem with Progressives is that they tend to combine entirely different things in a single argument and then, having intentionally muddled distinct issues, thereby perverting the [Read More]