Why in the World Not?

WeThePeopleThumbby Deana Chadwell
Come back with me to my classroom. Average American high school. Classes have finished for the day. I’m just tidying up, shuffling papers, chipping bubblegum off the desks – teacher stuff, when one of my students comes flying through door, breathless and distraught. “Somebody just told me that you’re a conservative!” More » • (2905 views)

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Wrestling With a Young Man’s Duty

PresciousSon2by Glenn Fairman
As I write, the little son whom God had once given to me as one gives a diamond to a vagabond is set to begin another tour in that loathsome Middle Eastern meat grinder of Men. He is a West Point commissioned Special Ops Captain who cannot even tell us where he is bound or the scope of his mission. More » • (1247 views)

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Celebrating a Movie the Critics Hated

SomewhereInTimeThumbby David Paulin
Message to high-brow movie critics and cultural elites: Stay away from the Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island this weekend. No cynicism allowed! More » • (3789 views)

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Dark Times

DarkTimesThumbby Glenn Fairman
Dark times have fallen upon the republic. Bleak times when men must furtively glance back over their shoulders before speaking their minds in laconic candor. Evil times of midnight votes and treacherous mandates contrived in embittered back-chambered councils that forcibly pit men against their brethren. More » • (1149 views)

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The Art of Subversion: Screwtape Discourses on America

ScrewtapeThumbby Glenn Fairman
(With all apologies to C.S. Lewis)
To Those Brave Souls: The Progressive Vanguard! More » • (1381 views)

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A Plea for Disunity and Incivility

KirkKhanThumbby N. A. Halkides
Every now and then we hear a politician plead for “unity.” Sometimes this is standard boilerplate, meaningless cant, like “We must come together to address our nation’s problems” or “Only through unity can our nation solve Problem X.” More » • (1904 views)

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Define God

GodThumbby John Sobert Sylvest
The term God often signifies a putative reality which many have spontaneously hypothesized through abductive inference, such as Charles Sanders Peirce, who referred to Ens Necessarium, such as Hans Kung, who referred, epistemologically, to primal ground, More » • (1516 views)

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The Withering of the Conservative Soul

IdiotBoxby Brad Nelson
The sub-headline of this article could well be “Leave it to Beaver vs. Pornographic Violence” or even “Postmodern Jonah.” It’s regarding Jonah Goldberg’s essay that views the cable series Breaking Bad as some kind of great conservative series. More » • (1622 views)

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Random Thoughts

RandomThoughtsThumb2by Brad Nelson
Thoughts from my head to yours, with very little chance of acquiring a communicable disease. Join me for a look at the absurd, the remarkable, and the whacky. More » • (1210 views)

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Confessions of a Carnivore

RedMeatThumbby Brad Nelson
First off, I’ve learned a great deal about the WordPress software and the various plugins or “widgets” available for it. This is generally the sort of geeky stuff I like doing. And I confess a taste for red meat as well…too much so. More » • (1248 views)

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Random Thoughts

RandomThoughtsThumbby Brad Nelson
I saw a minivan on the highway this morning with two “Coexist” bumper stickers on it — one on the back and one on the Left side. I followed it for a while until I noticed the van veering slightly from side to side in the lane. More » • (1637 views)

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Thanks For Smoking

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Some years ago, while residing in Singapore, my wife and I lived in a renovated townhouse which had been built in colonial times. The homes had no private parking so I parked my car in a public parking lot about a 30 second walk from my front door. More » • (1053 views)

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