Donald Trump NOT Right Wing
Politics

Trump is not Right Wing because America has no Right Wing

American conservatives, Trump included, by definition cannot be Right Wing, because their primary goal is to lessen government control over the individual. John Lott wrote an article challenging the media’s contention that the New Zealand mosque shooter is “right wing” and, naturally, tying that right-winged-ness to President Trump and his [Read More]

Reparations Barred by Constitution
Elections

Reparations: The Holy Grail Of Identity Politics (Part I) (by Wolf Howling)

The Constitution prohibits reparations that would economically penalize modern Americans for centuries’ old sins for the benefit of other modern Americans. 2020 Democrat presidential candidates immersed in race-obsessed identity politics (as a substitute for the class-based politics of pure Marxism) are pushing the for the Holy Grail of victimhood: Reparations [Read More]

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THE CIRCLE SHALL NOT BE BROKEN

Vassar Bushmills By God! I sat up with a start this morning, around 2:04. It hit me, “Why are we all pretending this is politics…when it’s revolution?” Their media, our media, their talk-show people, our talk show people, all have to pretend to be matter-of-fact about a situation that is [Read More]

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Culture

THE CANONS OF CONSERVATISM, “THOSE OTHER GUYS”, AND THE VETERANS, A PREAMBLE

Vassar Bushmills William F Buckley, Jr. was the founding figure of modern conservatism in America. He wrote God and Man at Yale when he was 25, and wrote many books afterward until he died in 2008. But he had an extra dimension which seems to have been lost on the newer generations of conservatives, which I’ll [Read More]

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Economics

“AN EXTREMITY OF NOMINAL DEMOCRACY”

Vassar Bushmills Barbara Tuchman was one of my two favorite historians, (the other is still alive). She published The First Salute in 1988, then died of a stroke early the next year, so this book was to have been her last salute. I have three well-underlined volumes on my bookshelf, and this last [Read More]

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Politics

Frank Bruni’s anti-Mueller opinion piece is an insight into the Leftist mind

p style=”text-align: center;”>With the Mueller investigation discredited, Frank Bruni suddenly realizes that Trump used America’s winner-take-all system to enact conservative policies. Frank Bruni’s latest opinion piece at the New York Times — Robert Mueller, You’re Starting To Scare Me — is a fascinating window into the Progressives’ narcissistic mindset. Superficially, [Read More]

Culture

I’m All For “Common Sense” Gun Control

…now if someone could just codify “common sense”! People are very loosely and very passionate crying that we must pass “common sense” gun laws. They want them now! Anything less and you have “blood on your hands”. Fine. Let’s start with the aspect that has absolutely nothing with caliber, barrel [Read More]

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Politics

Reality shows that Ruth Bader Ginsburg knows nothing about constitutions

Events in South Africa today reveal that the Progressives’ adored Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a moral and constitutional moron, not a brilliant Leftist avatar. Progressives adore Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom they fondly call “Notorious RBG.” Indeed, in 2015, a book entitled Notorious RBG: The Life and Times [Read More]

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Government

Donald Trump’s achievements won’t last if Congress does not act

Donald Trump’s conservative victories have been huge, but unless Congress reasserts its powers and restrains the Courts, his gains will be ephemeral. The Heritage Foundation, perhaps the leading conservative think-tank, is over the moon with what President Trump has accomplished to date.  This from the Washington Examiner: With unprecedented speed, [Read More]

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Guns & 2nd Amendment

A history professor wrongly claims the Founding Fathers loved gun control

A Fordham professor folds, spindles, and mutilates colonial-era history to claim that the Founding Fathers supported stringent gun control laws. One of my Facebook friends was delighted to come across an article from an American History professor at Fordham trumpeting that the Founding Fathers loved gun control, and interpreted the Second Amendment [Read More]

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Education

Reviewing an online BYU high school Honors Government class

Reviewing Unit 1 of BYU’s online Honors Government class suggests it’s no better than the high school class; the only advantage is that students save time. There’s an interesting unofficial experiment taking place at Little Bookworm’s high school: Rather than sitting through a semester of Government (five days a week [Read More]

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Social Issues

Cakes show the Left’s and Right’s different understanding of “equality”

Today’s must-read: Vincent Phillip Muñoz’s article about Progressives’ and Conservatives’ different ideological approaches to equality. To the extent we conservatives look to the Constitution as the alpha and omega of our political ideology, we’ve thought a lot about equality in theory and in practice. Problems arise, though, when Progressives push [Read More]

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My Seventeen-Year Romance with George W Bush

Vassar Bushmills In 2000 I genuinely liked George W Bush. He was more than just “not Al Gore” or even “not the continuation of the Clinton Machine.” He was Christian, a conservative (no really) and a quiet, congenial man. He ran on a string of conservative legislative themes, but which never [Read More]