Brian Williams and the Truth

I’m a little late to the party on the Brian Williams thing, but that’s because I can’t really bring myself to care that much about it. Because people stopped caring about the truth a long time ago. Back when I first started blogging, I liked debating issues of the day, because it felt like, by working through issues from opposing sides, More …

What Progressives Want

If you were afraid that things couldn’t possibly get worse than having Hillary Clinton as the next president, don’t worry — things can indeed get worse than that. Elizabeth Warren is coming on strong as the preferred candidate for everyone who thinks Hillary Clinton is a traditional-values, free-market, small-government Reaganite. What’s got the hard-core progressives so fired up about Warren? Larry Correia takes More …

Today’s Quote to Make You Want to Pound Your Head with a Hammer

… comes from Rod Dreher seeking to understand why liberals reacted to the Hobby Lobby decision like the Supreme Court had just opened the Ark of the Covenant. He writes about academic studies that show that liberals have a much worse understanding of conservatives’ moral convictions than conservatives have of the convictions of liberals. He then concludes with this: What is remarkable — and deeply More …

Throwback Post: Hail to the Redskins

(Note: In honor of the egregiously political decision to rescind the Washington Redskins trademark for the word “Redskins,” I’m reposting something I wrote on the subject a few months ago. The world has gone insane. Upside: now that there’s no trademark, I can use this swell graphic.) The NFL as we know it is doomed. From Andrew Johnson at the Corner: National Football More …

No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition… Unless Liberals Don’t Like You

In that case, you expect the Spanish Inquisition all the time. Get your red pencils and circle today on the calendar: Kristen Powers has written a column with which I agree. The beginning of a new trend? I can only hope. Here she is on liberals’ new Dark Ages: They claim to be liberal while behaving as anything but. The More …

“Human Beings Make Lousy Gods”

Matt Rawlings explains why he was depressed as a “progressive” Christian: I came to reject orthodox doctrines such as Biblical inerrancy, substitutionary atonement, the exclusivity of salvation through Christ, the foreknowledge of God and many others.  I publicly ridiculed “the old guard” as out-of-touch and fully embraced post-modernism. … My decreasing lack of zeal for the mission of the church More …

An Explanation that Explains a Lot of Other Things

I don’t know if he’s the first person to say this, but it’s the first time I’ve heard it expressed like this: Kevin Williamson very profoundly explains the difference between the way conservatives see people and the way liberals see people: For the conservative, people are an asset — in the coldest economic terms, a potentially productive unit of labor. More …

If Anyone Wants to Make a Conservative Daily Show, I am Available for Writing Duties

A very insightful article from The Atlantic (and a surprisingly even-handed one coming from a liberal-leaning publication) about why American comedy tends to lean left: So if philosophy isn’t preventing conservative comedy from flourishing, what is? Structural, demographic, and financial issues. Successful comics often rise up out of thriving, crowded standup scenes, which tend to mainly exist in urban areas. More …

Fast Food Strikes

In case you haven’t heard, an SEIU front-group with connections to the President is planning strikes of fast-food workers in 100 cities today. Fast-food workers in about 100 US cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay. The actions would build on a campaign that More …

The Politics of Covetousness

Ace recently posted this after hearing MSNBC’s Martin Bashir ranting about Sarah Palin like a crazy homeless guy standing at the bus stop with his pants around his ankles: Leftist politics, I maintain, are not a politics at all, but a psychological response to one’s shortcomings and feelings of failure. Leftist politics are, simply put, a way of getting even More …

Why Liberals Hate Tim Tebow

For the first time in a while, we’re playing a football season that has no Tim Tebow in it. Looks like the end of the road for his playing career, and for the life of me I will never understand why arguably the greatest college player of all time, and one of the most popular football players of the last 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 …

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 …

How to Stop Being Paula Deen and Start Being Alec Baldwin

Given the recent dust-up over Paula Deen’s racially insensitive statements and the comparative silence over pretty much every stupid thing Alec Baldwin does, I bet a lot of people are wondering, “How can I be a loudmouth doofus and still get away with anything like Alec Baldwin?” It’s even more confusing because double standards for coverage of faux pas like More …

Pathological Altruism

College professor Barbara Oakley has written a paper that gives a solid, academic form to an idea that I think a lot of people had but never verbalized. She describes what she calls “pathological altruism.” James Taranto sums it up on WSJ.com: Oakley defines pathological altruism as “altruism in which attempts to promote the welfare of others instead result in More …

Need to Worship

Sarah Hoyt is trying to figure out why the press et al refuse to believe (or at least acknowledge) anything bad about their progressive heroes, despite ample evidence. People want to believe figures of authority are right.  Constitutional monarchies give the people a figure head to believe in, while they can jump on and kick the actual government five ways More …

Conservatism, Liberalism, and Christianity

Justin Taylor highlights some writings from J. Budziszewski (and if he’s going first-initial-only with that last name, one can only imagine how unpronounceable the first name is; there may be some hieroglyphics in there): Christian opinions on the problem with liberalism and the problem with conservatism. He then goes on to provide an excellent summary of both arguments. In compare/contrast articles like More …

Progressing Away from Civilization

Ok, so the President of the United States addressed a meeting of Planned Parenthood and offered them a heartfelt “God bless you” for all their hard work. The sentiments of the elected head of the government give a pretty good indication of the priorities of a society. John Hayward elaborates on this thought at RedState: The abortion regime has done More …

From the "Salon.com is Still in Business?" File

Liberal hack site Salon attacks the president of Emory University for saying positive things about the “Three-Fifths Compromise”: So under Wagner’s formulation, one of the basest and demeaning political deals of American history, if not the basest, is an example of working toward a “highest aspiration.” Counting slaves as three-fifths of a person becomes an example of American politicians setting More …

This Just In: Journalists Don’t Know or Like Christian Conservatives

In example number eleventy gajilion of this ongoing story, a journalism insider pulls back the curtain and reveals yet again that journalists have nothing but contempt for people who hold traditional Christian values. This time it’s the Washington Post, where the ombudsman publishes an email exchange between a reporter and a reader who complained about the sland of coverage. And… More …