Notre Dame
World

Notre Dame open thread

A post in which I share my thoughts about the Notre Dame fire and an open thread at which you should feel free to post your thoughts too. Some random thoughts: Just yesterday, the Gatestone Institute ran this Raymond Ibrahim article: European Churches: Vandalized, Defecated On, and Torched “Every Day” [Read More]

Spying
Politics

Spying On Trump & A Progressive Game of Semantics

Proggie congresscritters claim to be shocked at charges about Obama administration “spying” on team Trump.  Given the public record, that is itself shocking. This from the Blaze (internal links omitted): At a hearing before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) asked Barr about a team he had indicated the [Read More]

Bookworm Beat Mob
Politics

Bookworm Beat 4/10/19 — the flyover country edition

This discursive Bookworm Beat wanders from American black culture, to evil Leftists, to the wonders of Wal-Mart versus the horrors of socialized medicine. Everything Leftists hate about America. I’ve been spending some time of late in small town America — in Eastern Tennessee to be specific. Frankly, I can see why [Read More]

Woodrow Wilson Doctrine
Donald Trump

It’s time for America to stop living by the Wilson Doctrine

As part of his admirable repudiation of the Wilson Doctrine, Trump absolutely should bring some U.S. troops home and station them on our besieged border. I caught Tucker Carlson’s show tonight and really liked his opening monologue. It ostensibly went after #NeverTrumper Max Boot, but it really was about something [Read More]

Frank Hamer Redemption
Social Issues

Highwaymen: Frank Hamer and a modern culture that resists redemption

A WaPo op-ed about The Highwaymen’s retelling of Frank Hamer’s hunt for Bonnie and Clyde speaks volumes about how Leftists reject the idea of redemption. Last night, I got around to watching Netflix’s The Highwaymen, which follows former Texas Rangers Frank Hamer and Maney Gault as they hunt down criminals [Read More]

Universal Basic Income
Politics

Bookworm Beat 04/07/19 — the Universal Basic Income illustrated edition

Universal Basic Income is the touchstone of this illustrated edition, but there’s more, such as socialism, Bernie, Biden, gender, immigration, and avocados. This will be an illustrated edition, but I first want to say a few words about Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang and his Universal Basic Income idea. Before [Read More]

Courtroom Oath Truth
Social Issues

Your truth? My truth? What about THE TRUTH?

It’s common to hear truth spoken of as something personal — “your truth” or “my truth.” That degrades the notion of truth to the point of meaninglessness. Contrary to what might be implied in this post’s title, I am not going to be talking about Jesus (“Jesus saith unto him, [Read More]

Sexualizing Children Desmond is Amazing
Social Issues

A theory behind why government is sexualizing children

Governments are enthusiastically weaponizing the Leftist trend of sexualizing children, because doing so dramatically increases government power. Yesterday I caught up with a month-old article from The Federalist, entitled The Pedophile Project: Your 7-Year-Old Is Next On The Sexual Revolution’s Hit Parade. The article details the myriad ways in which [Read More]