McCain, Bipartisanship, and the ‘Congress Problem’

by Jon N. Hall9/17/18
John McCain’s funeral at the National Cathedral brings to mind an admonition some will have heard in the cinematic recreation of a memorial at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London for T.E. Lawrence: “Well, nil nisi bonum” – “Of the dead, [say] nothing but good.” More » • (87 views)

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Driving the Point Home

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke8/30/18
Stupid Media and the Claim that Woman are Better Drivers than Men  •  There’s the Stupid Media and the Smart Media. Part of the job of the Smart Media (yours truly, among others), though it does get tiresome, is to debunk the stupidity of the Stupid Media. More » • (102 views)

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Time to Put the Democratic Party on Suicide Watch?

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke7/3/18
There perhaps has never been a time when the Democrats did a better job of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. After being well ahead in the generic congressional polls, those numbers collapsed early this year along with the Trump/Russia/Collusion narrative. More » • (139 views)

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Up is Grapefruit

by Pat Tarzwell   5/30/18
To all the fine writers and thinkers here at StubbornThings, I have a little rant that has been bugging me for a few weeks and I offer it for your amusement or simply to laugh at my reaction. More » • (162 views)

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Never Trumpers and Fox News

by Jon N. Hall4/20/18
Although the truly florid lunacy over the Trump presidency is confined to the political left, there is another breed of anti-Trumpism on the political right: the Never Trump movement. These folks are the conservatives, the libertarians, and (especially) the establishment Republicans who were staunchly against Trump More » • (774 views)

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 Why Should Whites be Happy about Becoming a Minority?

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke3/19/18
White people are finding it “difficult to adjust” to becoming a minority, goes the premise of a new AP history textbook — with the implication that this reflects some kind of character defect. Responding to this, conservative writers have generally denied the claim, sometimes calling it a “Marxist lie.” But a different point should be made. More » • (158 views)

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Parkland Kids

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke3/1/18
The Return of the Grieving Activist  •  According to many gun-control advocates, 18-year-olds are too immature to handle guns — but are mature enough to advise us on gun policy. Thus we’re told we must “listen to the voices” of the young Parkland shooting survivors. More » • (269 views)

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Parkland Politics

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke2/23/18
Are Democrat Midterm Ambitions the Real Reason Parkland is Still in News?  •  Unlike after other mass school shootings, the movement from Parkland to propaganda has had tremendous lasting power. The tragedy’s wake has seen sustained news coverage and energized anti-Second Amendment protests, ostensibly due to organic “student activism.” More » • (183 views)

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Race and IQ

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke2/16/18
A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm  •  We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve — in fact, he hit a whole bunch of them. Identified only as a boy of Asian descent at C.K. McClatchy High School in California, the teen’s recent science-fair project, “Race and IQ,” More » • (176 views)

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Huddled Masses Yearning for Free Stuff

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke2/2/18
Time to Remove Socialist “Huddled Masses” Plaque from Statue of Liberty • With storied statues having come down from sea to shining sea the past year, it’s time for the same to happen with something somewhat newer: the socialist-born plaque in the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal. More » • (114 views)

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Truth on DACA

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke1/18/18
We’ve Already Granted Amnesty to These Illegals  •  In our through-the-looking-glass world, we so often view matters backwards without even realizing it. Take DACA (actually, leave it), where even many conservatives consider it a given More » • (126 views)

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The Decline and Fall of American Nationhood

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke12/18/17
It’s a sad fact of man’s nature that we tend to operate based on emotion more than reason. This comes to mind when considering how illegal migration, a.k.a. invasion, has now again surged back to almost Obama-era levels. More » • (214 views)

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