Sticks and Stones

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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

by Kung Fu Zu • Sometimes saints wear bowling shoes

It Doesn’t Take a Saint It Doesn’t Take a Saint

The Age of Bad Reasons

LettersToHannahby Jeremy Egerer7/17/16
When a magazine like The Atlantic asks its readers whether they think reason or emotions are currently dominating the public discourse, I’m worried to see what the response is. Not only because I have very little faith in the people who are giving the answer, but because I have very little faith in the quality of the question. More » • (439 views)

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To Think or not to Think

FlummoxedBabyby Deana Chadwell7/16/16
Thinking has gone out of style; it’s not trending. People don’t even seem aware that thinking is an activity with strict rules and straightforward outcomes. In a thinking society a person can confidently put forward the following syllogism: More » • (519 views)

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Crawling From Under the Social Justice and Socialism Rubble

Rubbleby Anniel7/15/16
As I have been studying Socialism I feel as though I have been in a tar pit of ancient evil and now have to cleanse my soul. There are many books available that tell the terrible tale from eyewitnesses all over the Socialist/Communist world. More » • (582 views)

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Looking Fore & Aft

horse latitudesby Glenn Fairman   7/13/16
Re-printed by popular demand…originally published April 2014  •  Man is a fish out of water. And because of this state of affairs, he acquires a certain pathos that underscores his predicament as an eternal being that for the moment has been tethered in time. More » • (1932 views)

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Book Review: Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Patriots

LegendsAndLiesby Timothy Lane7/10/16
By David Fisher  •  Available for the Kindle  •  Unlike the first volume in this series, in which each chapter provides a short biography of a noted figure, this starts with 5 chapters that focus on certain patriots (Samuel Adams and Paul Revere; John Adams; Benjamin Franklin; George Washington; Thomas Jefferson) More » • (614 views)

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The Path of Good Intent

PathOfGoodIntentby Glenn Fairman7/9/16
During the heyday of our republic’s more exacting youth, when the circumspection of men who would rule still pointed in the direction of prudent liberty, the apologetics of vice could gain little traction once the rug was turned back More » • (695 views)

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Are Political Parties ‘Private’?

2016Primariesby Jon N. Hall7/9/16
Are U.S. political parties “private” organizations, or are they public? The answer to that question may be at the heart of what is wrong with American politics, and there doesn’t seem to be an agreed upon answer to it. More » • (350 views)

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BBQ Bushwa

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke7/7/16
When Liberals Drive Other Liberals More Batty than They Already Are  •  It’s funny that liberals try to advance the caricature of the stuffed-shirt conservative. It’s projection, actually, because “killjoy” could be synonymous with “progressive.” More » • (800 views)

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Book Review: From Under the Rubble

FromUnderTheRubble by Anniel6/22/16
Latest: Part 3: Short Takes on the Remaining Articles  •  Gateway Edition, Available at Amazon. Copyright 1974. 1989 printing. Written and Edited by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Six Others. More » • (464 views)

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Through High Rock Canyon

HRCthumpby James Ray Deaton7/5/16
My annual summertime boonie-bouncing Jeep trip into the more empty Western places found me on the Applegate Trail through High Rock Canyon in northwest Nevada. Most of an old pioneer road, the Applegate Trail, is still there pretty much as the pioneers traveled it in the 1800’s — remote and rocky More » • (607 views)

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Plan B for the GOP: Tilting at Windmills?

2016Primariesby Jon N. Hall7/1/16
As the Republican National Convention draws nigh, there is a movement afoot among some GOP delegates to “open” the convention and replace the party’s presumptive nominee with someone else, someone more “appropriate,” someone more, uh … Republican. More » • (938 views)

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Inhale Love. Exhale Hate.

InhaleLoveby Brad Nelson6/28/16
Turn down your damn radio.  •  It was hot on the Left Coast yesterday. In my part of the People’s Republic of Washington State, it was 80 degrees. I don’t know what that is in Celsius, and I don’t want to know. I have no interest in being a global citizen. More » • (952 views)

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Myths and Europeans

exodus2by Glenn Fairman6/27/16
In calling down from Heaven the first postulate of prudent government, England’s own G.K Chesterton once exhorted us that “It is hard to make government representative when it is also remote.” More » • (609 views)

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Movie Review: Fight Club

Fight_Club_2by Tim Jones6/25/16
The Unbearable Banality of Modern Living  •  Fight Club is a scathing critique of the consumerism, materialism and shallowness that is today’s America. That is the overriding theme but there are additional layers to this outstanding movie More » • (388 views)

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Delegates to Both Conventions Need to Start Over from Scratch

ClintonHugby Jon N. Hall6/25/16
One of the more revolting things in American politics is when our politicians get onstage and allow us to watch them embrace each other. Even male politicians will wrap their arms around each other and hug each other as though they were the best of friends and haven’t seen each other in twenty years. More » • (469 views)

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