The twelve Apostles receiving inspiration from the Holy Spirit and composing the Creed Illumination by Somme_le_Roy_f.10v Date 1295 (Wikipedia)
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]

The Five Senses: Smell by Adriaen Brouwer Circa 1631 (cropped)
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]

Culture

One Ring to Rule Them All

Vassar Bushmills When a political end trumps personal destruction of the innocent, we know we are among evil people, from Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, to DiFi, to CNN and dozens more. The cynical indifference to the infliction of pain and suffering on innocent people is the greatest sin… …cold blooded murder or [Read More]

Nominations

NO MORAL EQUIVALENCE BEWTEEN WITNESSES AT KAVANAUGH HEARING

Vassar Bushmills Very clearly, Christine Blasey Ford lied during her time in the spotlight at Thursday’s Senate confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh. It’s a sort of law that when an accuser, under oath, says a thing was done to her by a named fellow “100%”, as Blasey Ford did yesterday, and then that named [Read More]

Culture

Fighting Big Education, Part II, the Framework

Vassar Bushmills So that backward glance to the 60s reveals that what we thought was just a blip in our history— Yankee imperialism, force-feeding Christianity on non-Christian cultures (trust me, I heard it all), and the best gag of all, our warmongering being forced on a culture of youth who only [Read More]

Donald Trump

“ADULTERY”

Vassar Bushmills Anyone under 40 will not remember, and certainly find no modern relevance in Radar O’Reilly, played by Gary Burghoff in the M.A.S.H. TV series, 1972-1983. He was a 20-something corporal in an Army surgical hospital unit in the Korean War. It was a comedy. Everyone else in the [Read More]

College Graduates Academia
Education

Fight academia’s obsession with race, sex, and sexual orientation

Edward Blum understands America’s promise and, to that end, he is fighting hard against academia’s obsession with race, sex, and sexual orientation. One of my Little Bookworms is applying for college. Since this Little Bookworm is open-minded about majors, school size, and geographic location, we’re applying to a lot of [Read More]

Race Relations

FINALLY! The Inherent Racism of Marble

Another case of R.O.S. (Racial Obsession Syndrome) A University of Iowa professor recently argued that appreciation of “white marble” used in classical artwork contributes to “white supremacist ideas today.” Professor Sarah Bond demonstrates in an articlepublished in Hyperallergic that “many of the statues, reliefs, and sarcophagi created in the ancient [Read More]

Education

To My Students: Farewell For Now…

By: Mike McDaniel    The end of the school year is a bittersweet time for teachers. It’s satisfying to bring to an end a year of hard work. That engenders a feeling of accomplishment, of completion. But it’s always sad, because very soon, our classes will meet for the final [Read More]

Education

Comic Writings For 2016-2017

By: Mike McDaniel    I think it time I veer away from the political carnage and enjoy a laugh or two. Each year I post the inadvertently funny things my students write, and sometimes, say. I also throw in the occasional odd communication between staff members. Lest anyone think these [Read More]

Education

Education: What’s Wrong With These People?!

By: Mike McDaniel    These days I find myself often reading the news and saying out loud: “what’s wrong with those people?! Is it something in the water?”  I refer to my distant colleagues, fellow teachers. Are the weekly revelations of bizarre and criminal behavior by teachers around the nation indicative [Read More]

College students Betsy DeVos
Education

[VIDEO] College students’ take on Betsy DeVos is an argument for raising voting age to 45

College students struggle to reconcile the Leftist myths about Betsy DeVos with the real woman’s deep commitment to educating America’s children. Hypeline News went to a college campus and asked several students what they thought of Betsy DeVos. Those who appear in the video are unanimous in their dislike and disdain [Read More]