Thoughts on Tourture

With the release of the CIA torture report, I thought I would write a little about my thoughts on torture, but then I remembered that I already did. Below is the entirety of a post from 2009, another time when a lot of people were thinking about the moral implications of “enhanced interrogation”: There’s been … Read more

None Dare Call It Evil

Recently, NRO’s Jonah Goldberg had a bit of a dust-up with some Professor of Bligity-blargh Mumbo-jumbo from some college somewhere, over whether it was right and proper and productive to refer to ISIS as “evil.” It went a little something like this: First, the professor (actually, the director of the Program in Human Rights at Macalester … Read more

‘Gate-O-Rama: A Quick Scandal Roundup

You may not have been keeping up with the recent spate of Obama administration scandals, perhaps because you have an interesting, fulfilling life; or your internet soup business isn’t panning out like you thought so you couldn’t pay your cable bill; or you’re a conservative and you’ve just given up on following the news, because … Read more

Is Patton Oswalt Right?

(Here’s one of those posts where I earn the name of the blog.) In the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Patton Oswalt wrote this:  This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, … Read more

Demon Hunter, For Reals

Acculturated on the story of Christian metal band Demon Hunter and their support for various kinds of U.S. special forces mayhem: The shooter continued: “[They} got in touch and said, ‘We’re all about promoting what you do.’ They sent us CDs and patches. I wore my Demon Hunter patch on every mission. I wore it … Read more

The Beard that Conquered Western Civilization

Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan’s beard is taking on all of Western Civilization. So far, the beard is winning. GetReligion’s coverage includes this bit from the AP report: The military’s highest court ousted the judge in the Fort Hood shooting case Monday and threw out his order to have the suspect’s beard forcibly shaved before … Read more

America’s Response to the Embassy Attacks

Our Muslim friends chose 9/11 to helpfully remind us that we have a craven suck-up to terrorists and dictators in the White House. The Washington Examiner: The Libyan attack, in Benghazi, reportedly left an American official dead.  In the Egyptian attack, in Cairo, an angry mob of Islamist radicals attacked the U.S. embassy, occupied the … Read more

"They Died Free Men"

Today is a beautiful Tuesday, just like that day was. Sarah Hoyt has a powerful 9/11 remembrance: And part of me thinks of the psychological twisting that has taken place since then: people who blame their own country for the actions of barbarians; people who kowtow to the barbarians and claim to be multiculturalists because … Read more

The Day After 9/11

The first time I cried because of 9/11 was the day after, when, instead of “God Save the Queen,” they played “The Star Spangled Banner” at the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. God bless them still.

A Christian Response to the Killing of Osama bin Laden. Or, How Long Is It Appropriate to Chant “USA! USA!”

You wanna quote scripture? I can quote scripture: Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.Psalm 97:10 Christians have an obligation to view human life as God does (a much more complicated proposition than some would have … Read more

The American Street Erupts

Remember all those people who were dancing in the street in the Middle East after 9/11? Yeah, me too.