Advice from Bill Watterson

Courtesy of Lifehacker, a Bill Watterson-style cartoon based on a graduation speech Watterson gave in 1990. I miss Calvin and Hobbes.

The Only Liberty Amendments We Need

Mark Levin recently came out with a new book called The Liberty Amendments. It’s his ideas for the amendments we need to add to the Constitution to restore America to, well, constitutionality. Instapundit Glenn Reynolds also addresses the idea of amending the Constitution in a USA Today column: And that gets to what I think is the real problem lying More …

Why Changing the Culture is an Uphill Battle

Conservatives are always talking about how they need to change America’s culture, but at the Corner, David French lists four reasons why it’s tough to do that: …we’ve got to overcome four key lies the secular Left has sold successive generations since the Baby Boom. These lies are particularly difficult to defeat because they pull off the perfect con — More …

New Jersey Says You’re Wrong to Not Want to Be Gay

New Jersey’s legislature has passed, and Gov. Chris Christie has signed, a bill that makes it illegal for therapists to offer gay conversion therapy. Christie said he was “reluctantly” treading into an area in which government should be careful because the risks of “conversion therapy” in his mind outweighed parental rights.   “I believe that exposing children to these health More …

In Case You Noticed I’ve Been Missing…

Yes, I haven’t posted a lot lately, but it’s because I’ve been trying to finish a book! Well, a booklet, actually. I’m writing something that’s the length of a Kindle Single and I’m going to be self-publishing it on Amazon in the next week or two. I’ll post another announcement when the book is ready. Thanks for coming by.

That Clown from "Dude, Where’s My Car?" May Be America’s Greatest Promoter of Traditional Values

Rush Limbaugh spent a lot of time Wednesday praising Ashton Kutcher’s speech at the Teen Choice Awards, and for good reason. (If reading that sentence makes it feel like something has popped loose in the fabric of space-time, I felt the same way when I wrote it. Just sit down until the room stops spinning. Ready?) A tidbit from Rush: More …

If You Really Want Good PR, Buy a Newspaper

Matthew Continetti on Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post: When the sale of the Post was announced, writers, editors, and producers sought to determine Bezos’ politics for a simple reason. How the media judges one’s billions determines whether one will be celebrated or scrutinized. Which sort of rich person is Bezos: a Bloomberg (good) or a Koch (bad)?  Bezos More …

Besmirching the Name "Aslan"

Justin Taylor has a round-up of reviews for Zealot, that book about Jesus that’s causing such a stir, written by Reza Aslan. (I’m sorry, I know Aslan. I’ve read about Aslan. And you, sir, are no Aslan.) If you’re looking for pointed criticisms about the book, you’ll find them here, including stuff like this: Aslan repeatedly presents highly unlikely interpretations More …

Reorientation

In USA Today (a paper that is just begging to get bought by some gazillionaire; Mark Cuban, wouldn’t those infographics look great on your mantle?), Nicholas A. Cummings defends sexual reorientation therapy: …contending that all same-sex attraction is immutable is a distortion of reality. Attempting to characterize all sexual reorientation therapy as “unethical” violates patient choice and gives an outside party a More …

Well, This Might Shake Up Fund Raising for Mission Trips

From Forbes.com: Your Help is Hurting: How Church Foreign Aid Programs Make Things Worse: When you try to help, you try to give things, you start to have the consequences. There’s an author Bob Lupton, who really nails it when he says that when he gave something the first time, there was gratitude; and when he gave something a second time More …

Ex-Gay Community Lobbies for Government Protection

I can’t wait to see all the coverage this gets: Ex-Gay Community Lobbies Congress for Recognition, Protection From Discrimination: Two weeks ago, Doyle announced that a planned reception that was to be held at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. had to be postponed and moved to an undisclosed location after members of the ex-gay community and the FRC More …