2019-01-15: Wisdom requires us to ignore most provocations. David Warren, The...

2019-01-15: Infidel! … Anyone who suggests … that America must come first,...

2019-01-15: Intellectuals: purveyors of novelty Without culture and its attendant explanation through story and ritual,...

2019-01-15: Article 6 lives Having announced a Presidential run, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard puts some...

2019-01-15: How time flies! I had no idea QB Drew Brees...

2019-01-14: How not to be a cortisol factory Most of the things that get me upset fall into...

2019-01-14: Don’t worry about finding yourself. If you try to acquire...

2019-01-13: Clippings and (a little) comment

2019-01-13: Modern Snakeoil salesmen We are always being told to replace something natural with...

2019-01-13: Should you say ‘please’ to an AI?. Not a bad...

2019-01-13: Church cancelled for weather. Didn’t want y’all to think I’d...

2019-01-12: I think we exceeded the 5” forecast.

2019-01-12: Began reading 📚Peter Nasmyth, Georgia: In the Mountains of Poetry,...

2019-01-12: Finished Cicero, How to Grow Old. It was pretty short....

2019-01-12: “The Muslims worship a different God” strikes me as a...

2019-01-12: Began reading Cicero, How to Grow Old. (It’s not as...

2019-01-12: Finished Michael Martin, Transfigurations: Notes Toward a Radical Catholic Reimagination...

2019-01-12: Lee Friedlander’s Intimate Portraits of His Wife, Through Sixty Years...

2019-01-12: … reasoned discourse has been tweeted out of existence …...

2019-01-12: A closed circle of mutual loathing We spend too much time on “he hit me first!”...

2019-01-12: The Washington Post asks what’s the last song you want...

2019-01-12: How wonderful it is for the soul when—after so many...

2019-01-11: [T]he Dutch prosecutor is considering prosecuting Christians for signing a...

2019-01-11: [I]nsurrection and paramilitary operations are only 3 percent of what...

2019-01-11: “Grievance studies” is an entirely bogus discipline and its “scholars”...

2019-01-11: The Saudi government struck a blow for feminism, decreeing that...

2019-01-11: Governing by shutdown … harms the democratic spirit because it...

2019-01-10: Began reading Michael Martin, Transfigurations: Notes Toward a Radical Catholic...

2019-01-10: Holy Smokes! Tucker Carlson lit a fuse and Michael Brendan...

2019-01-10: Head-scratcher of the day: In California, around $2.5 billion of...

2019-01-10: President Trump apparently imagines that declaring a national emergency to...

2019-01-10: Fixing Jesus Among the most useless pronouncements in our modern culture are...

2019-01-10: Which is worse precedent? A President declaring a bogus national...

2019-01-09: Life with Limits I awoke in the middle of the night to a...

2019-01-09: I won’t quote the title of this because someone might...

2019-01-09: Finished City of Thieves. 📚 Meh. Part Quest, part Buddy...

2019-01-08: Clippings and comment, 1/8/19

2019-01-08: As the effect moves well beyond the nation’s capital, craft...

2019-01-08: A moral imperative to "do whatever it takes"? “If you don’t do it, you’re fighting with one hand...

2019-01-07: Began reading City of Thieves, a brilliant “take a chance”...

2019-01-07: The Russian Orthodox Church, a close ally of Russian President...

2019-01-06: Seduction is the unmentionable sin, the sin of which we...

2019-01-06: In America, “nobody with a good car needs to be...

2019-01-06: Finished Philip Bess, Till we have built Jerusalem: architecture, urbanism...

2019-01-05: Very good Federalist Society profile My admittedly unscientific sample of a dozen Federalists’ personal stories...

2019-01-03: Being a geezer has its advantages. I’m not jumping on...

2019-01-03: Hooray! I’m regaining an attention-span that allows me to read...

2019-01-02: Of the ordination of WomenPriests, TMatt at GetReligion has big...

2019-01-02: Senator-elect Mitt Romney is criticizing Trump openly and fairly. But...

2019-01-02: There’s a risk to thinking about genes all the time....

2019-01-01: Began reading Philip Bess, Till we have built Jerusalem: architecture,...

2019-01-01: How Big is Trump’s amygdala?, my amateurish review of The...

2018-12-31: I nominate for the Nobel Peace Prize whoever it was...

2018-12-31: My 2018 reading list. Leaf by Niggle (more a short story) Against Amazon The...

2018-12-31: I had no idea that “St. Clive the New Academic”...

2018-12-31: My main thought about Brad Vermurlen’s 25 Non-Christian Press Books...

2018-12-31: I could probably link to Seth Godin about half the...

2018-12-31: Bobby Jindal (If Democrats Were Shrewd) has an interesting suggestion...

2018-12-31: Anticlimax of the day: Elizabeth Warren is running for President....

2018-12-30: Began The Republican Worker’s Party: How the Trump Victory Drove...

2018-12-30: Finished The Silk Roads, A New History of the World,...

2018-12-29: Just got my new ZoomZoom magazine as a Mazda owner....

2018-12-29: Step back “Step back” is advice I need to hear, so probably...

2018-12-29: What other president would insist on shutting down part of...

2018-12-28: All Things Considered interviews Joan Baez, reminding me (a) I...

2018-12-28: If Purdue 🏈 doesn’t score on this possession, I have...

2018-12-28: Purdue 🏈 vs. Auburn is reminding me why I haven’t...

2018-12-28: Larry Eisenberg, 99, Dead; His Limericks Were Very Well Read...

2018-12-28: Noble rats If you have a Wall Street Journal subscription, don’t miss...

2018-12-28: Progressive nonprofits bode to make things uncomfortable for Team Trump....

2018-12-27: Sad Radicals Want to know what Westboro Baptist Church would look like...

2018-12-27: Orthodox hymnody hints that we, too, may once have commemorated...

2018-12-27: I voted against this bill because I cannot support a...

2018-12-27: It’s so obvious. Why didn’t I think of “King Minus...

2018-12-27: When celebrities come out with ideas for passing new laws,...

2018-12-26: Camile Paglia on Jordan Peterson There are astounding parallels between Jordan Peterson’s work and mine....

2018-12-26: An ethical choice masquerading as medical fact The heart, in my assessment, of one of the year’s...

2018-12-25: A Christmas Letter from New York … In New York, diversity is a fact, it isn’t...

2018-12-24: An Arabic Christmas hymn (with subtitles). Eastern Christian hymnody, especially...

2018-12-24: A surprisingly complicated tale The best way to describe Trump’s support in the Republican...

2018-12-24: I am a word guy, but I understand that words...

2018-12-23: Faith is not the supposition that something might be true,...

2018-12-22: Live Not By Lies Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, wrote towards the end of the Soviet Union....

2018-12-22: A major reason I read American Conservative.

2018-12-21: Began The Silk Roads, A New History of the World,...

2018-12-21: Cutting bait The resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is the icing...

2018-12-20: Each year, around now, I read W.H. Auden’s For the...

2018-12-20: They know better Highly paid software engineers and tech executives aren’t stupid. Although...

2018-12-20: Diversity is a shibboleth that shifts attention from the substantive...

2018-12-19: Der Spiegel reporter Claas Relotius sacked over ‘invented’ stories. I...

2018-12-19: Into the vortex of apostasy.

2018-12-18: Alan Dershowitz Is Lying To You, says Popehat.

2018-12-18: Can’t be at ease with your Halloween costume. Can’t be...

2018-12-17: Be very afraid: Kremlin discovers humor. “Russia’s move towards using humour to influence its campaigns is...

2018-12-17: My Advent/Christmas choral singing is complete, after four extra rehearsals...

2018-12-17: Have you ever wondered whether Orthodox Christians really worship icons,...

2018-12-16: When you’ve figured out that you’re never going to figure...

2018-12-15: Brilliant! Sisyphus Tweets his day.

2018-12-15: Will Donald Trump’s accidental legacy be an overdue clawing back...

2018-12-15: Judging from Obituaries in national newspapers, Nancy Wilson was not...

2018-12-15: Here’s the racket that you should have gone into … Here’s the racket that you should have gone into. You’re...

2018-12-14: Tucker Carlson is smart and interesting enough that I’d like...

2018-12-14: I’m the kind of guy who, if I became a...

2018-12-14: One of the hardest life lessons I ever had to...

2018-12-14: Report from The Retired Guy, playing househusband to his still-working...

2018-12-14: Electing Magic Ponies Peggy Noonan once again puts into words something that a...

2018-12-14: Sigh! Nancy Wilson, who always seemed more than a bit...

2018-12-13: Christian struggle against evil in this world is not, in...

2018-12-13: I very recently retired from the practice of law, midwest...

2018-12-12: They can keep the furniture; we’ll keep the faith. Sherri...

2018-12-12: Princess Gloria is working with Stephen K. Bannon, center, the...

2018-12-11: Complicit with The Man, I’m really enjoying streaming the “Best...

2018-12-11: [T]here are good Catholics and bad Catholics and … the...

2018-12-11: We. Are. Doomed. More people are getting their “news” from...

2018-12-11: It seems unlikely that I’ll read anything timelier today than...

2018-12-11: Compounding meritocracy [U]nless families are abolished, successful parents will always pass on...

2018-12-10: The Origin of Pointy-Haired Bosses This is where Dilbert’s pointy-haired boss came from: “I don’t...

2018-12-10: #NeverTrump conservatives holding firm The past two years have given the lie to many...

2018-12-10: Anti-meritocracy has a "last chapter problem" When an author caps two hundred pages of rhetorical fire...

2018-12-10: Patronage is the outward and visible sign of an inward...

2018-12-10: Everyone has a religion. It is, in fact, impossible not...

2018-12-10: Jake Meador announces his “2018 Eliot Awards” for best magazine...

2018-12-09: I’d like to say that everyone on the Purdue team...

2018-12-09: 🏀 I’m very, very happy for Carson Edwards. I wish...

2018-12-09: “There is a reason normal people hate journalists.”

2018-12-09: Wall Street Journal says binge-watching is “only the beginning” of...

2018-12-08: Ammon Bundy creates a teachable moment, but some people are...

2018-12-08: As long as I’m kvetching about language use (like “shaking...

2018-12-08: Emollients, I hope.

2018-12-08: A lovely Luci Shaw poem via Malcolm Guite.

2018-12-07: What does Alexander Acosta’s exercise of prosecutorial discretion in the...

2018-12-07: Chilling words from the Orthodox Lectionary today (Gregorian calendar): “Then...

2018-12-06: THREE shot-clock violations forced by Purdue against Maryland! 🏀

2018-12-06: “Die young as late as possible” is an endearing slogan,...

2018-12-06: Mars Hill Audio Journal, to which several of the people...

2018-12-06: Add to the list of things that do not acutely...

2018-12-06: It’s now official: I have a weakness for woodcuts and...

2018-12-06: Personal Rule of Thumb for songs: if it only sounds...

2018-12-06: Big doings in SCOTUS today (pay wall). My drive-by reaction...

2018-12-06: Tutored in Bible “literalism” and, like Hammarskjöld, punctilious about words,...

2018-12-05: I am very envious of how Klein got a 26-minute...

2018-12-05: Obituary Wars Bryan Behar did something unconscionable. He praised George H.W. Bush....

2018-12-05: It is a shame that systematic injustice to men generally...

2018-12-05: Missing the WASPs Why the extraordinary attention to George H.W. Bush? Put simply,...

2018-12-05: Milestone: My first Social Security Retirement check hits the account...

2018-12-04: I’m the cog in the middle that makes it all...

2018-12-04: Joe Carter is wrong. Rod Dreher is right. Dreher might...

2018-12-04: A blog I’ve been following spent a lot of time...

2018-12-04: Humanly irrelevant distinctions Mom, I am so sorry. My life has been hell...

2018-12-03: What's "manly" and "tough"? I equate toughness with moral fiber, with character, with principle,...

2018-12-03: Sully, George H.W. Bush’s service dog, lies before his casket...

2018-12-03: What do Alan Dershowitz and Willie Mays Have in Common? Yes, this is legal wonkery, but the smart participants at...

2018-12-03: Well, they did ask for my opinion… AT&T wanted me to take a customer survey. Everything was...

2018-12-03: Court Throws Out Season Ticket Holder’s Lawsuit Over Football Anthem...

2018-12-03: I try not to play Ding-A-Ling to any Hokey Wolves,...

2018-12-03: The Assange test case What happens to Assange will be one of the biggest...

2018-12-03: Brooks' conservatism, Bacevich's conservatism [T]o say that compassionate conservatism did not work out is,...

2018-12-03: The fate of the Special Counsel Report? I was inclined to think that the Trump administration would...

2018-12-03: Les gilets jaunes Rather than an ideology or a clear philosophy, the gilets...

2018-12-02: How to "read" God Christ is how we “read” God. We cannot get behind...

2018-12-02: Talkin’ bout my generation: Remember Chef BoyArDee Ravioli? Blech!!! If...

2018-12-02: Grandkids’ piano recital in Indianapolis today. The penultimate performer, Romanian...

2018-12-02: Social Media Microcosm: Nextdoor was burying me with notices from...

2018-12-01: Long a fan of Cogi, it never occurred to me...

2018-12-01: From my “big blog,” Clippings & Commentary for today.

2018-12-01: If they’re thinking of re-emphasizing teetotalism to keep their members...

2018-12-01: Toxic Masculinity We used to argue that climate change was a tough...

2018-12-01: Headline: “Judges for Betsy DeVos - Another ruling for the...

2018-12-01: Of the $17.5 billion or so of stolen money for...

2018-11-30: Bamboo socks: very comfortable and durable; drying time = half-life...

2018-11-30: If you have any interest in what Special Counsel Robert...

2018-11-29: There’s nothing all that unprecedented about Paul Manafort’s lawyers talking...

2018-11-29: Media software developer Plex has enabled its users to stream...

2018-11-28: MSM Is Like Big Pharma: The Rewards Of Malpractice Outweigh...

2018-11-28: Perhaps the greatest grace ever given me was my loss...

2018-11-26: Rare occurrence: I didn’t like the looks of my waiter...

2018-11-25: William S. Lind is at the rightmost edge of bloggers...

2018-11-25: If you have a tour with “Winterreise” or “Songs of...

2018-11-24: Tough question If you could require the president to read one book,...

2018-11-24: I regret the absence of a wrestling emoji as I...

2018-11-23: David Brooks, The Return of the Chastened Establishment. A glimmer...

2018-11-22: The December First Things has arrived, and R.R. Reno is...

2018-11-22: Useless beauty (expanded) Beauty does not feed the body, but the soul, and...

2018-11-22: And now you can drive someone out of business for...

2018-11-21: What POTUS gets wrong about SCOTUS We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush...

2018-11-21: Behind every five-dollar bill handed out a car window to...

2018-11-21: No democracy can survive in … a paranoid climate of...

2018-11-21: [S]ecular humanism has failed. As an atheist, I have argued...

2018-11-21: The benefit of the law The success of his appeal makes me ashamed to be...

2018-11-21: Eugenics today In France a pro-life video was banned by the government...

2018-11-21: Sisyphus today New York University finance professor Aswath Damodaran, who literally wrote...

2018-11-20: Facebook has its Upton Sinclair moment, when we see just...

2018-11-20: From 1945 until today - 20 to 30 million people...

2018-11-20: Ingenious: Divide States to Democratize the Senate. (Pay Wall) It...

2018-11-20: An instructive pattern emerges: When Gospel Coalition people opine on...

2018-11-19: In anticipation of Black Friday In 2007, the journalist Adam Welz records, 13 rhinos were...

2018-11-19: Seth Godin on (metaphorical) Signal to Noise Ratio.

2018-11-18: On a lighter note, I think Purdue men’s basketball is...

2018-11-18: Then there are the lies of self-deception, the ones we...

2018-11-18: After much effort, overnight success The suddenness of the cultural revolution of the Sixties was...

2018-11-17: Every so often, it’s worth paying homage to people who...

2018-11-17: I’m consistently impressed by Alastair Roberts, affiliated with Theopolis Institute,...

2018-11-17: Expert: One who assures that the evidence fits the desires...

2018-11-16: They changed the world to sand, and now find it...

2018-11-16: Off the beaten path, but excellent every time I’ve attended:...

2018-11-15: So the last time I read Brave New World I...

2018-11-15: “Stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught,...

2018-11-12: Cultivating the soul [P]eople only really become interesting when they differentiate themselves from...

2018-11-11: Our future is thus most likely to be a dystopian...

2018-11-11: The world would be better off if people tried to...

2018-11-11: One of the big reasons why the Right has never...

2018-11-11: Provocative and very worthwhile: How Christians Invented Secularism (And Pop...

2018-11-11: Why Western European heads of state choose childlessness: “My dad...

2018-11-11: On this Armistice Day, Fire: A Sestina For Survivors, by...

2018-11-11: If we are crazy, then it is because we refuse...

2018-11-09: The Venn diagram is dead. There’s no overlapping area. David...

2018-11-09: [T]hose of us who are teachers, preachers, pastors, we don’t...

2018-11-09: I’m encouraged by groups like Better Angels and Mejdi multiple-narratave...

2018-11-09: I’ve been frustrated by the speculation about what “Acting Attorney...

2018-11-08: I just returned from a dual-narrative Mejdi Tour of the...

2018-11-08: With all due respect to the breathless pundits, Tuesday was...

2018-11-06: Temple Mount is beautiful, as is the Dome of the...

2018-11-02: Yesterday in “Capharnum,” ruins of a synagogue Jesus frequented. Today,...

2018-10-28: But-but-but-but — the announcers said the momentum had shifted to...

2018-10-28: Pro Tip: When you demonstrate angrily in public, you may...

2018-10-28: Some sober thoughts on the Pittsburgh shooting. [T]here is one...

2018-10-28: To pursue The Quieter Life requires overcoming our fear of...

2018-10-28: If you can’t describe the problem without babbling about Jews...

2018-10-28: Almost everything I need to know about Robert Bowers, the...

2018-10-28: [M]anager Dave Roberts emerged from the dugout. He had decided...

2018-10-27: Feeding frenzy One reporter from a national newspaper deceived his way into...

2018-10-27: Corporate interference in politics If there was money to be made in pointing out...

2018-10-27: I made two good decisions in the last 11 hours:...

2018-10-26: When you’re out of the habit of watching baseball, seeing...

2018-10-26: "Fear of the Lord" is soooo old paradigm The essence of de-Hellenization is a loss of “the superiority...

2018-10-26: When paradigms shift. [R]ival paradigms are incommensurable … Incommensurability means that there is...

2018-10-26: Gather ye foul balls while ye may, Los Angeles. ⚾️...

2018-10-25: That dreary, baggy-pants middleman Along with giving me a firsthand acquaintance with some of...

2018-10-25: That feeling you get when someone with proper credentials says...

2018-10-25: When I think of people deserving bad things, I think...

2018-10-25: Discovery of the day: Google translate renders Κύριε, ἐλέησον as...

2018-10-25: Behold, I show you a post-Christian mystery: Some people’s fondest...

2018-10-25: Finished People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. 📚 Some...

2018-10-25: Began Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi. 📚

2018-10-24: Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness...

2018-10-24: From the preface to Primo Levi, Survival in Auscwitz.

2018-10-24: Religion transposed Pope Leo XIII taught in Immortale Dei that with the...

2018-10-24: On the fringes of a surprisingly large fan club I’m getting this weird “I thought I was the only...

2018-10-24: Wouldn’t it have been easier to improve his business practices?...

2018-10-24: A true pastor's burden American culture is probably the least Christian culture that we’ve...

2018-10-24: If liberals insist that only fascists will defend borders, then...

2018-10-23: Am I the only one who reads or hears the...

2018-10-23: To be clear: buying this lottery ticket is precisely as...

2018-10-23: Let us now praise less-famous men: Joachim Ronneberg.

2018-10-22: If there is one thing that the prophets of egalitarian...

2018-10-22: Perhaps that’s obvious, but to be an intellectual means nothing...

2018-10-22: Bourbons passing for Jacobins As I seek to understand the Trump phenomenon, specifically his...

2018-10-21: What I learned today: The Left no less than the...

2018-10-21: Longing for the recent past It is wrong to long for the recent past —...

2018-10-21: A modest way of being Christian.

2018-10-20: The first step in normalizing political discourse is to stop...

2018-10-20: Cohesion and nationalism In the popular imagination and conventional wisdom, the debate between...

2018-10-20: Triggers and cycles. A reminder why Seth Godin remains in...

2018-10-20: Making some sense of Trump For all my criticism of our current President, I really...

2018-10-20: Maybe at night, with just one application open. Otherwise, I...

2018-10-20: Thanks. I needed that. Remember the ads where a guy got slapped in the...

2018-10-19: “The joke was that anyone in Vienna who wasn’t carrying...

2018-10-19: Lament about the plagiarism problem in “Christian” publishing, rooted in...

2018-10-19: Killing one man is very, very far from the top...

2018-10-19: Nones on Sunday

2018-10-18: Add this one to the list of “I can’t believe...

2018-10-17: Finally “finished” Antifragile by Nassim Taleb only to find that...

2018-10-17: Anything one needs to market heavily is necessarily either an...

2018-10-17: Coddled or Indoctrinated? An argument can be strong or weak, civil or ill-mannered,...

2018-10-17: My big blog for the day, a mélange.

2018-10-17: Pleasant surprise. When Gregory Wolfe left Image journal, I figured...

2018-10-16: It is a central property of suckers that they will...

2018-10-16: I marvel, too, that the press won’t mention the Bible...

2018-10-16: I marvel that a big, sophisticated city like Atlanta, with...

2018-10-16: The Sand Palace, “built to withstand the big one” at...

2018-10-16: When your epiphany is that “The structure of our federal...

2018-10-16: Lowest priority reading: Charles Blow, Trump’s Callous Use of Kanye....

2018-10-16: May dismissal of the Stormy Daniels defamation case against Trump,...

2018-10-15: “I believe in the heuristics of religion and blindly accommodate...

2018-10-15: Five years ago, I moved from the Bible Belt to...

2018-10-15: Interesting metaphor: Trump is “winning” in the same sense that...

2018-10-15: Life milestone: Acquired cemetery plots for my wife and me...

2018-10-15: Do not expect Chesterton’s ballade to be any kind of...

2018-10-15: World's Finest Bookstore In 2015, Mark Oppenheimer profiled in the New York Times...

2018-10-14: This, from Time magazine of all places, is maybe the...

2018-10-13: Amateurs in any discipline are the best, if you can...

2018-10-13: There's always some guy who read Ayn Rand … Any time you try to talk about how internet censorship...

2018-10-13: In Counter-hegemony, I expand my comments on Heather MacDonald and...

2018-10-13: Put a spoonful of wine in a barrel of sewage...

2018-10-13: A fine Saturday WSJ profile of Heather MacDonald, who was...

2018-10-13: An example of the content banned by Facebook Thursday. Since...

2018-10-13: Life in October 2018: I can’t deny some satisfaction at...

2018-10-13: To suggest that Justice Kavanaugh’s appointment “undermines the legitimacy of...

2018-10-12: A report out of Turkey on Friday claims journalist Jamal...

2018-10-12: Snow. Big fat flakes that melt, but snow.

2018-10-12: The Economist KAL’s cartoon www.economist.com/node/2175… (Not a marijuana advocate, but...

2018-10-12: This sort of story make me want to blurt out...

2018-10-12: I just discovered Bellingcat this week, and All Things Considered...

2018-10-12: More cause for rejoicing: Peggy Noonan, like David Brooks, appears...

2018-10-12: Mind-bending and bananas Modern feminism demands I live in a constant state of...

2018-10-12: Croatia vs. England. ⚽️ Zero audience in stadium (something about...

2018-10-12: Women are not all alike politically. The New York Times...

2018-10-12: If nobody ever loved you … I’m very glad that David Brooks has finished his book...

2018-10-12: Go high or go lower? Hillary Clinton — whose warmth, integrity and down-to-earth style were...

2018-10-12: I have quite a varied blog today at my “big...

2018-10-11: Snubbing the epistemic honor code The constitution of knowledge is organized around an epistemic honor...

2018-10-11: Unlike ordinary lies and propaganda, which try to make you...

2018-10-11: Attacking the constitution of knowledge “We don’t mail Elvis a Social Security check, no matter...

2018-10-10: Intransigent about being de-legitimized The New Yorker has a long article laying out the...

2018-10-10: Once upon a time, conservative evangelicalism thought about homosexuality without...

2018-10-10: This Atlantic column by conservative Reihan Salam packs a lot...

2018-10-09: Famous-for-being-famous, guilty-of-being-accused.

2018-10-09: I see that Janet Jackson is nominated to the Rock’n’Roll...

2018-10-08: I generally scorn Ann Telnaes’ WaPo cartoons, but I get...

2018-10-07: Having just endured two weeks of he said/she said, I’ll...

2018-10-07: When it comes to Iran, the U.S. is acting like...

2018-10-06: Oh, dear! Why must I keep reading things that reveal...

2018-10-06: When I see the adjective “Contemporary Christian,” I get the...

2018-10-06: With fewer than four weeks until All Saints Day, our...

2018-10-06: It's over, but I can't let go Bret Stephens was moved to uncharacteristic partisan belligerency in part...

2018-10-05: During a long drive yesterday, I listened to the New...

2018-10-04: Caitlin Johnstone reveals how to redeem Twitter.

2018-10-04: Wait! There must be some mistranslation! Surely Christ did more...

2018-10-03: Once upon a time, I said NPR was the only...

2018-10-03: The Whole World Groans by Michael Hanby. Good stuff. Speaking...

2018-10-02: Wherein I admit (temporary) defeat in sorting out the Kavanaugh...

2018-10-01: Signal, noise, overintervention & iatrogenesis Imagine someone of the type we call neurotic …Compare him...

2018-09-30: “Consider the iatrogenics of newspapers.” from “Antifragile: Things That Gain...

2018-09-30: It seems to me that this is a very powerful...

2018-09-30: Ross Douthat and Rod Dreher both try to elevate their...

2018-09-29: a.co “one should not expect laurels for bringing the truth.”...

2018-09-29: “A sacred space is never empty.” (Russian proverb, wrapping up...

2018-09-28: Cet animal est tres mechant; quand on l’attaque, il se...

2018-09-27: “My dream—the solution—is that we would have a National Entrepreneur...

2018-09-27: I went to my first-ever Whiskey Tasting last night at...

2018-09-27: The only part of today’s hearings I heard were those...

2018-09-27: Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Caitlin Johnstone.

2018-09-27: If you are not indifferent to the matter of Brett...

2018-09-27: “If you think another civil war is imminent, get off...

2018-09-24: I think I actually had a couple of original and...

2018-09-23: Four items about the Kavanaugh nomination and Dr. Ford’s accusation...

2018-09-21: Je suis Marine Le Pen

2018-09-19: Finished reading Church of Spies. I had not read deeply...

2018-09-18: Finishing this book. From the Epilogue. a.co “Hartl then offered...

2018-09-17: More on the sacred art of Ravenna.

2018-09-17: The Benedict Option is a proposal to intentionally live Christian...

2018-09-16: Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya … hadn’t just set a new...

2018-09-16: A reminder that we are approaching autumnal equinox: traveling eastbound...

2018-09-15: a.co “Brauchitsch, though outraged, would neither confront Hitler nor resign....

2018-09-15: Nothing you do this year will be more important than...

2018-09-14: Friday Politics from “the bigger blog.”

2018-09-14: My interest in walkability and urban design has taken a...

2018-09-14: Once upon a time, Christian art was not a laughingstock...

2018-09-14: Anne Applebaum, A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet...

2018-09-13: John Fea, an Evangelical at an Anabaptist-oriented college, is giving...

2018-09-13: At age 69, my first cast. I’ve been walking around...

2018-09-13: Ordinary authoritarians are content to forbid people from speaking truths....

2018-09-11: Just added a sports package to my IPTV lineup. I...

2018-09-11: Am I the only person confused by Markdown in DayOne...

2018-09-10: Political Potpourri from my Wordpress blog. A few of my...

2018-09-09: Anne Applebaum, Washington feels like the capital of an occupied...

2018-09-09: Cyprus 2, Slovenia 1. Cyprus’s second goal was a misplaced...

2018-09-08: Began reading Church of Spies. 📚

2018-09-07: Italy versus Poland. Pretty exciting so far. ⚽️

2018-09-07: Today’s collection from my Wordpress blog.

2018-09-07: Wesley Hill offers an interesting, even fruitful, typology of the...

2018-09-06: I should chill more often. Just spent a lovely evening...

2018-09-06: Senator Cory Booker notionally risked it all to release some...

2018-09-06: If you enjoy background stories, the New Yor Times The...

2018-09-06: I guess Anonymous won’t make it into a Nike commercial...

2018-09-06: I tried to excerpt David French’s great column, The Democrats’...

2018-09-06: The Barnum Brutus Our Times Deserves easily qualifies as the...

2018-09-05: To the naked eye, this was a dim church interior...

2018-09-05: My blog overfloweth. Usually, my grab-bag blogs max out at...

2018-09-04: It’s pretty weird that I had to have the leisure...

2018-09-03: New Yorker festivalgoers only want to hear from people who...

2018-09-02: Finished Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace....

2018-09-02: Oops! Began Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and...

2018-09-01: “Who started this round of violence? The answer depended entirely...

2018-09-01: “This is quite insane. Just suicidal. Meanwhile, not every journalist...

2018-09-01: Saturday Sundries 9/1/18

2018-08-31: I do not like this style of street preaching. Even...

2018-08-31: Fredrik De Boer has some interesting comments on the “particular...

2018-08-31: Remember two years ago when they made an Oscar-winning film...

2018-08-31: Big news (not). One of the businesses I like on...

2018-08-31: Sundries 8/31/18

2018-08-31: … I do not believe in dwelling upon the distances...

2018-08-31: Interesting theory: [T]he President’s Evangelical Advisory Board is doing substantive...

2018-08-31: California is proposing its own version of Net Neutrality. My...

2018-08-30: What retired guys do: resume watching sports; watch old movies....

2018-08-30: Irony is probably too much to ask of youth. If...

2018-08-30: Spleen Ventings (and more) from my “bigger blog.”

2018-08-30: When language itself becomes corrupted, it becomes impossible to describe...

2018-08-30: Hereditary Evangelical fiefdoms are a scandal too rarely highlighted. I’m...

2018-08-30: This is what court evangelicals do … Falwell Jr. wants...

2018-08-30: The least risky way to prepare for employment in the...

2018-08-30: Perennial debate about what it means to be an “Evangelical”...

2018-08-30: Sometimes I think Food Critics have the best job in...

2018-08-29: A very timely stock photo

2018-08-29: Too Interesting Times

2018-08-29: The title and lede by William McGurn’s column on the...

2018-08-28: I seem to have reached my limit on wallowing in...

2018-08-28: Spike it. It doesn’t fit The Narrative.. See here also....

2018-08-28: My Amazon Echo’s growing skill set: Going off-line spontaneously. Locking...

2018-08-28: A fresh vocal challenge: looks like I’ll be subbing for,...

2018-08-28: We have our Vichy Republicans. Where’s our De Gaulle?

2018-08-27: [A]s a young priest texted me this morning, the Vigano...

2018-08-27: I’ve been surprised at some of the shrewd political insight...

2018-08-27: [V]alues come before management … [P]olitics is downstream from culture,...

2018-08-27: I never understood why people raved about minimalist text editors...

2018-08-27: After three months of procrastination, I finally finished a Snapfish...

2018-08-26: Beginning 📚 Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and...

2018-08-26: Can pulpits across the nation stand for Trump? “Can pulpits across the nation stand for Trump?” A Colbert...

2018-08-25: Finished The Lemon Tree. We’ll see how helpful it feels...

2018-08-25: New icons in the altar, over and adjacent to the...

2018-08-25: Tribe is overrated Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono and Ed Markey canceled meetings this...

2018-08-25: I’ve read a lot of disturbing words this week, but...

2018-08-24: I’m really looking forward to getting and reading the (to...

2018-08-24: Since 2014, Trump has employed the phrase rule of law...

2018-08-24: Peter Leithart, Of Course Christians Are Theocrats. A kindred spirit...

2018-08-24: From the annals of Undue Delegation of Nettle Grasping: How...

2018-08-24: I follow many bloggers with worthy insights, arguments or links...

2018-08-24: Tom Wolfe said that a liberal is a conservative who’s...

2018-08-23: The Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann … defines secularism as the...

2018-08-23: J. Budziszewski explains here (2015) and here why a bad...

2018-08-22: A video I’d forgotten, a “family tree” from when I...

2018-08-22: There is a certain kind of white person for whom...

2018-08-22: After watching Premier League, watching United Soccer League is like...

2018-08-22: It’s disorienting watching the Indy Eleven ⚽️ play Toronto on...

2018-08-22: It’s August, and that means the news is stupid …...

2018-08-22: In Trump’s right-wing media universe, it was a day like...

2018-08-22: Second potpourri of the day. We live in interesting times...

2018-08-22: This … age of manic news cycles … has left...

2018-08-21: Potpourri 8/22/18, released late the 21st because it comments on...

2018-08-21: More advice for first-year law students, again good. I wonder...

2018-08-21: Two rather unusual skirmishes at the border of church and...

2018-08-21: Purdue’s temporary student housing looks dystopian, I’m told. I had...

2018-08-21: Switzerland Denies Citizenship To Muslim Couple For Their Rejection of...

2018-08-21: Eve Tushnet writes on A Closeted Subculture. I give her...

2018-08-21: Potpourri, 8/21/18

2018-08-21: Datapoint: As fertility records hit record lows, one Minnesota company...

2018-08-20: As the Trump era moves into its “maturity”, I’m happier...

2018-08-20: Just started watching Soccer with Men’s World Cup, having played...

2018-08-20: Church Replaces Boring Old Hymns With Same Four Songs Every...

2018-08-20: Charities that appeal to my base passions (e.g., give us...

2018-08-20: A collection from my main Wordpress blog of things that...

2018-08-19: Continuing regarding my obliviousness about the six-day war-day war at...

2018-08-19: Still reading The Lemon Tree, and surprised at the suspense...

2018-08-19: Why compel Jack Phillips to knuckle under? Because you can,...

2018-08-19: In 1964, the case for intervening in the business of...

2018-08-19: Ummmm, is that a threat or a promise? The Agenda That Dare Not Speak Its Name MATTHEW CONTINETTI...

2018-08-18: Oh, dear! Privatization taken a bridge too far.

2018-08-18: St. Irenaeus, Against Heresies By transferring passages, and dressing them up anew, and making...

2018-08-18: By deciding to ban or suspend some, social media “platforms”...

2018-08-18: "Working with" sin [T]he 1960s … is when the spiritual combat with the...

2018-08-17: [I]n 1940 … De Gaulle had nothing except his uniform...

2018-08-17: The David French had to write this column illustrates that...

2018-08-17: Scardina was a troll, pure and simple.

2018-08-17: There is an argument offered at First Things that challenges...

2018-08-17: Sooner or later, if you call any attempt to improve...

2018-08-17: Trump Asks Justice Department to Sue Opioid Companies Wall Street...

2018-08-16: Ill-chosen aphorism: “Well, if you’re prosecuting bad people, the witnesses...

2018-08-16: Trump's biggest success to date The verbal sparring between my father and Sam Donaldson of...

2018-08-16: Legal blogger Popehat has some prime advice for “1Ls”, those...

2018-08-16: When her cancer appeared, Larson said, she wondered if it...

2018-08-16: An interesting analysis by Aaron Renn in issue 24 of...

2018-08-16: [M]embers of all religions … have a constitutional right …...

2018-08-16: “Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been...

2018-08-16: Wall Street Journal writer criticizes NYC’s cap on Uber and...

2018-08-15: Started reading The Lemon Tree, recommended to me as preparation...

2018-08-15: If there’s any silver lining to this presidency, it’s the...

2018-08-15: What we don't owe friends Our relationship foundered over the vexed issue of redefining marriage,...

2018-08-15: Journalistic balance today Day 1: Those fanatics at Roncalli H.S. are acting like...

2018-08-15: Starbucks pork belly bacon breakfast sandwich review: When you read...

2018-08-15: Seen on a friend’s T-shirt Monday at chorale rehearsal: E...

2018-08-15: Spread the pain — or bear it? I have been a proponent of making sure that rules...

2018-08-15: I’m increasingly annoyed by the New York Times’ use of...

2018-08-15: For the record, I’m skeptical that the powerful Pennsylvania Grand...

2018-08-14: Sic transit gloria mundi. René Girard’s book Things Hidden Since...

2018-08-14: Compare these two color pallets, posted about 80 minutes apart...

2018-08-14: Randomness is the inscrutable face which providence turns to us...

2018-08-14: In sarcastic moments, I sometimes point out the gaping loophole...

2018-08-14: Expanding "essentials" I take it that for [Albert] Mohler and those with...

2018-08-14: [Pope] Francis is causing a major, totally unnecessary crisis in...

2018-08-14: Renewed hope of actually reading Humanae Vitae to the end....

2018-08-14: Sex is the answer to some questions. As a Catholic...

2018-08-13: Thought comes first We have to consider the position of this human “begetting”...

2018-08-13: The decline of conservatism [A]n annoying thing for those who disliked Obama’s politics: He...

2018-08-13: Mend the GOP, Don’t Burn It Down, argues Jay Cost...

2018-08-13: Finished Begotten or Made?: Human Procreation and Medical Technique. 📚...

2018-08-13: “ … I have the best job in journalism.” “The...

2018-08-12: Nature and artifice To the moral theologian the most interesting feature of this...

2018-08-12: Voice recognition follies: “mere intellectual evasiveness” becomes “Mir and Alex...

2018-08-12: Rare truth from Team Trump. Rudy Giuliani explains why Trump...

2018-08-12: I am reminded occasionally that preparation to win wars is...

2018-08-11: Striving to pay the mortgage in the late seventies and...

2018-08-11: “I decided that the joy of life and the beauty...

2018-08-11: A book reviewer notes the intersectional woes of “L.G.B.T.Q. black...

2018-08-11: Stations on our voyage to forgetting The narrative begins with the idea that companionate robots would...

2018-08-11: Straining at gnats In Denmark, The Times reported last month, “starting at the...

2018-08-11: Obituaries » Anya Krugovoy Silver, Poetic Voice on Mortality, Dies...

2018-08-10: Uninvented Might it be illuminating to nominate clever and seemingly good...

2018-08-10: An Evangelical, I passed out copies of John’s Gospel as...

2018-08-10: Blacklisting Alex Jones Dropping [Alex] Jones isn’t the problem. Using hate speech as...

2018-08-10: An eight-year long fuse It strikes me that the only reason it’s even feasible...

2018-08-10: Poverty of Ambition I should add, by the way, right now I’m actually...

2018-08-10: Boris Johnson, the wily faux-buffoon of British politics … has...

2018-08-10: After several years and many uproarious laughs, I just unsubscribed...

2018-08-10: “You grew up expecting the horror. But not this horror...

2018-08-10: R.I.P. On Tuesday, at Mr. Sipe’s bedside, the two men pondered...

2018-08-10: The Facebook Distration (II) [T]he mainstream media has become a tad trial-lawyer-y—i.e., seeing what...

2018-08-10: The Facebook Distraction (I) A study last year of the 2016 election by six...

2018-08-10: Trump’s ultimate disruption If it is Donald Trump’s strategy to suck all the...

2018-08-09: Starting Begotten or Made?: Human Procreation and Medical Technique. 📚...

2018-08-09: Finished When Harry Became Sally. 📚

2018-08-09: Micah Clark says Gov. Eric Holcomb is increasingly out of...

2018-08-09: HP Tech Support ORIGINAL: Annoying music loop. Interruptions every 30 seconds to tell...

2018-08-09: In Why the Left Is So Afraid of Jordan Peterson,...

2018-08-09: The evolving party line on Trump and Russia.

2018-08-09: Jonathan Merritt on religious liberty Jonathan Merritt describes what the Trump Administration is doing with...

2018-08-09: We’ve ended up with a large number of “supposed evangelicals”...

2018-08-09: Toppling Qaddafi without building a new order may go down...

2018-08-09: One of my friends likes to joke that the only...

2018-08-08: A national organization I’ve reflexively supported for years, I notice,...

2018-08-08: My party assigned at birth is Republican, but I now...

2018-08-08: The Nation Magazine Betrays a Poet — and Itself I...

2018-08-08: I’m not a big John Prine fan, but his “don’t...

2018-08-08: Joseph M. Bessette notes that Pope Francis branded the death...

2018-08-08: Urban Meyer at Ohio State “may have known of domestic-violence...

2018-08-07: [Y]ou can’t have a vocation of not-gay-marrying and not-having-sex. You...

2018-08-07: Too queer for some traditional Christian critics and too ascetic...

2018-08-07: Iran is about as eager for the U.S. to topple...

2018-08-07: Manton Reece offers two arguments, here and here, for getting...

2018-08-07: Intrinsic evils and rules of thumb What can steel the mind against temptation is the knowledge...

2018-08-06: Freudian obsessions Amongst Christians, when you consider the Freudian obsession with marital...

2018-08-06: Turning things upside-down again LGBT+ Christians are accustomed to thinking of themselves as the...

2018-08-06: History rhymes In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the...

2018-08-06: Antiliberal "Nationalism" [S]taunchly anti-liberal Americans are beginning to feel they have more...

2018-08-06: Living in the ruins What is the worst thing about living in the rubble...

2018-08-06: [I]n most cases, to judge someone’s character you need to...

2018-08-05: 1995 Apple was on the verge of bankruptcy, about 90 days...

2018-08-05: Worry, distrust, bickering, ill health - such a deal! When William Vanderbilt began building his Fifth Avenue mansion …,...

2018-08-05: It has been said that the great moments in science...

2018-08-05: Erotic worship It is worth considering whether our evangelical megachurches have sufficiently...

2018-08-05: Planning to visit the Republic of Georgia next Spring —...

2018-08-05: The public is the least exclusive of clubs; anybody, rich...

2018-08-05: Getting on with it Benedictines don’t opt out or hunker down waiting for an...

2018-08-04: QAnon is soooo June. The truth is that Everything is...

2018-08-04: Microcosm of Dysfunction In 2002, when the bishops decided to hammer their priests...

2018-08-04: Listening to the Indiana Week in Review podcast, after long...

2018-08-04: Our lives were meant to be written in code, indecipherable...

2018-08-04: You’re worthless, the press is the enemy of the United...

2018-08-04: Either the kids were going to live in big-box stores...

2018-08-04: Michael Brendan Dougherty is not impressed with Pope Francis’ categorical...

2018-08-03: Changing the Catechism ramifies Of the Pope’s changing the Catechism: It’s important for Catholic...

2018-08-03: My first reaction to the Pope changing the Catechism on...

2018-08-03: USA 1980: Top 1 percent earns 11 percent of national...

2018-08-03: Why is this alternative invisible? Theologian Miroslav Volf aptly notes in the foreword, “Much of...

2018-08-02: Precisely the right little point There’s an apocryphal Luther quote that goes like this: If...

2018-08-02: Our surprisingly steady foreign policy At present there is no such thing as US foreign...

2018-08-02: “The divisiveness of this White House is causing long-term damage,”...

2018-08-02: The Awakening of Miss Prim In Natalie Fenollera Sanmartin’s bestseller The Awakening of Miss Prim,...

2018-08-02: [I]n our present cultural condition, … many in the Church...

2018-08-01: Velvet Elvis gets some company.

2018-08-01: I thought it might be worth explaining why I’m a...

2018-08-01: Another sign of tectonic U.S. political realignment: Donald Trump and...

2018-07-31: Jeff Sessions created a religious liberty task force. The response...

2018-07-31: It was easier for me, as a convert from atheism,...

2018-07-31: For us the bell tolls Though I ceased to believe as a Catholic in 2006,...

2018-07-31: Standard Procedures When she lays out my options, there really is just...

2018-07-30: The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of...

2018-07-30: Finished Aquinas: a Beginners Guide, by Edward Feser. 📚 The...

2018-07-30: Benchmark Millennial couples have traveling to do. Dogs to pamper. Degrees...

2018-07-30: Approach age 70, and settling into retirement, I got my...

2018-07-30: The ACLU boasts that it “defends the rights of all,”...

2018-07-30: ”[W]ithout personal contributions or loans” was a Braun campaign lie....

2018-07-30: If every city had a Larry Krasner, there might be...

2018-07-30: My friend shook his head, smiling sardonically. “I had the...

2018-07-29: Still reading Aquinas: a Beginners Guide, by Edward Feser. 📚...

2018-07-29: “[B]ecause of secularization and polarization and the bonfire they have...

2018-07-29: Lawyers acting badly Mr. Trump also took a shot at Mr. Cohen’s lawyer:...

2018-07-28: Ryan Anderson on being irenic My entire life has been spent having people disagree with...

2018-07-28: Ill winds for integralism Promoting Catholic integralism — the idea that temporal power (the...

2018-07-28: Highly recommended: Rick Steves Travel As A Political Act. I...

2018-07-28: Intense disputes over social issues are a feature, not a...

2018-07-28: How to escape Facebook with your junk intact and on...

2018-07-28: Keening over Putin Just as there is what Cass Sunstein called “the expressive...

2018-07-27: It is my conviction that three specific actions are required...

2018-07-27: I would have loved to have seen the reaction of...

2018-07-27: "Gnawing disgust and contempt" [I]n his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this...

2018-07-27: It’s the kind of art we can expect as more...

2018-07-27: [David Foster Wallace] fails to unearth what I believe is...

2018-07-27: Among the irritants in the New York Times are the...

2018-07-26: Bad religion I left the Church in the way an animal caught...

2018-07-26: [W]hile Congress is given broad prophylactic power to ensure that...

2018-07-26: How onerous is a "Benedict Option"? Just how onerous is it to implement a “Benedict Option”?...

2018-07-26: The elephant in the conversation Procreation is the elephant in the room of all of...

2018-07-26: Killing the Messenger The Honduran seminarians’ letter reportedly was not met with praise...

2018-07-25: The punishments of hell McCarrick became Washington’s archbishop and then a cardinal. At this...

2018-07-25: Manichean politics Republicans forgive Donald Trump his surrender to Vladimir Putin, his...

2018-07-25: Flattening and obfuscation The general feeling seems to be that distinguishing between degrees...

2018-07-24: David Warren on Sunday and Tuesday writes most edifyingly about...

2018-07-24: Insanity in Toronto David Warren, resident of Toronto, fielded some questions on Monday...

2018-07-24: Timely comfort In the first Scripture reading at Mass this past Sunday,...

2018-07-24: Getting our story back [T]he most important question is what story is the Democratic...

2018-07-24: Russia still does not have the ability to roll back...

2018-07-24: FISA Courts [A] FISA court is no guarantee against surveillance abuse. To...

2018-07-24: My own guess: By 2020, Mr. Trump will have fatigued...

2018-07-24: [O]n the basis of an uncorroborated document commissioned by a...

2018-07-23: A watershed For the first time in Catholic history, we see a...

2018-07-23: My scales say that consciously walking an extra 50,000 steps...

2018-07-23: 📖 Finished Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes...

2018-07-22: Bottum-up renewal? On the renewed visibility of the Roman Catholic clergy sexual...

2018-07-21: How not to be totally hosed Learning how to think really means learning how to exercise...

2018-07-21: There’s a lot of trash-talking Hungary, the Czech Republic and...

2018-07-20: Liberals … insist that the conservative legal movement is the...

2018-07-20: If the hierarchy will not see that the scandal just...

2018-07-20: He’s the kind of person who thinks that the mafia...

2018-07-20: There is a social medium focused on neighborhoods, called “Nextdoor.”...

2018-07-20: Rod Dreher’s renewed savagery (Ouch! What a title!) on clergy...

2018-07-20: By 2040 or so, 70 percent of Americans will live...

2018-07-20: I have a special nexus with my former Senator Dan...

2018-07-20: If you were hoping Tesla would fail on account of...

2018-07-20: Big black eye for Amazon Web Services? None of my...

2018-07-19: A growing number of people sense, often from painful personal...

2018-07-19: I don’t think I can bear reading another story about...

2018-07-19: Was HRC a "lousy candidate"? [A]nother email, which I’ll quote in its entirety but with...

2018-07-19: Spiritual kitsch Rod Dreher recalls an incident where, in Jerusalem, he rushed...

2018-07-19: The call to greatness was a repudiation of the cruel...

2018-07-19: FDA verse An almond doesn’t lactate The soybean never nursed You cannot...

2018-07-19: A stench rises Last year’s Republican reform capped at $10,000 the state-and-local tax...

2018-07-19: Absolutely perfect. It even alliterates: Balsamic blueberry baked brie with...

2018-07-18: There is ⚽️ life after the World Cup. The Cincinnati/Charlotte...

2018-07-18: When Feelings Became Facts: Rousseau, Burke, & Today’s Outrage Culture,...

2018-07-18: Friends don’t let friends study Constitutional Law on Twitter. Compare...

2018-07-18: Coinage of the day: “Derivative gravitas.” Used in a sentence:...

2018-07-18: How Putin meddles If you look at how Putin meddles in Western elections,...

2018-07-18: Press "hostile" to religion? A reader of GetReligion.org: It boggles this Catholic’s mind that...

2018-07-18: Denny Burk and Rosaria Butterfield may rue the day they...

2018-07-18: Will & Douthat on Trump & Putin Americans elected a president who — this is a safe...

2018-07-18: Are Americans prepared to go to war with Russia over...

2018-07-18: Everyone is the hero of their own story. Eliezer Yudkowsky,...

2018-07-18: Great liars … rise to eminence, in business and public...

2018-07-17: Hoi polloi weren't buying it. With Putinism and Orbanism on the rise and the 30th...

2018-07-17: Mr. Putin is a thug, but he is not reckless....

2018-07-16: Trump in Britain [Her Royal Highness} looked as if she was assessing a...

2018-07-16: The missus says the only attractive deal she saw at...

2018-07-16: Is our President trying to see how far he can...

2018-07-16: Conde Nast traveler story includes a trip to the Church...

2018-07-16: If I learned anything in my twenties, it was how...

2018-07-16: France didn’t play football. They waited for their chance and...

2018-07-16: … and we're here to help you Remarkably, federal agencies seized over $5 billion in [Asset Forfeiture...

2018-07-16: You’d have to be a complete idiot to give money...

2018-07-15: Kavanaugh’s nomination — indeed, every modern Supreme Court nomination —...

2018-07-15: The only causes I was actually contributing to were the...

2018-07-15: “[W]hy is industrial Europe reverting to the spiritual state of...

2018-07-15: [W]e, in our time, have been dealing with a more...

2018-07-15: How can a narcissist be saved? I have engaged narcissists from time to time in a...

2018-07-15: Began reading Aquinas: a Beginners Guide, by Edward Feser. 📚...

2018-07-15: ⚽️ It’s astonshing to me, not a soccer veteran, how...

2018-07-15: This bodes well I am pleased to repeat that Indiana’s Joe Donnelly, seems...

2018-07-15: Humbugs The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be...

2018-07-15: [A]ny liberal with an ounce of self-awareness should recognize the...

2018-07-14: The Flip The flip is elusive For a generation after people realized...

2018-07-14: During Chopped tonight on the Food Channel, University of Phoenix...

2018-07-14: Trump as scapegoat? “What specifically do you dislike about Trump and his policies?”...

2018-07-14: The Great Myths 6: Copernicus’ Deathbed Publication. The irregular blogs...

2018-07-14: Another chapter in "Why I oppose the death penalty" If they have burglaries that are open cases that are...

2018-07-14: [T]he [British] LGBT Labour National Committee … wants people who...

2018-07-14: Western belief in its superiority, and long-suppressed resentment of that...

2018-07-14: For those who have been paying attention, [SCOTUS confirmation] hearings...

2018-07-14: We have concluded that we need to do more, politically,...

2018-07-13: [Transhumanism] is a logical consequence of Gnosticism … which has...

2018-07-13: You can't re-Christianize America without well-formed Christians … I look with skepticism, even hostility, on the plans...

2018-07-13: Is it plausible to me that God has a good...

2018-07-13: Europe is afraid of religious fanaticisms, but [Pope] Benedict [XVI]...

2018-07-12: Fellow conservatives, put not your trust in princes, and pray....

2018-07-12: Why our establishment is failing In 2016, Hillary Clinton’s campaign platform included a plan to...

2018-07-12: What men and women really want A study shows that only the children of the wealthy...

2018-07-12: On NATO I am a keen supporter of foreign aid; indeed, I...

2018-07-12: By now, the broad outlines of how the John M....

2018-07-12: If anyone has been trying to follow the debate between...

2018-07-12: Just confirm him Everyone knows that North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, West Virginia’s Joe...

2018-07-11: The representatives of Nato were behaving like British bus passengers...

2018-07-11: “Reframing” and “hatchet job” in this context seem to mean...

2018-07-11: ⚽️ Just beginning to watch soccer seriously, though I played...

2018-07-11: Some blame an alarming increase in violent crimes against blacks...

2018-07-11: Note well: technology is not neutral. If you think that...

2018-07-11: Censorship, book burning Any talk of saving culture, or restoring culture, begins with...

2018-07-11: What makes me angry … are these supremely privileged twits...

2018-07-11: I appreciated this reminder of why those “terrorist” “arsonists” in...

2018-07-11: Elites who sympathize with immigrants do themselves no favors by...

2018-07-11: Antitrade and anti-immigrant voices offer a clear explanation of why...

2018-07-11: Economists have demonstrated immigration’s positive effect on gross domestic product,...

2018-07-10: ⚽️ I’ll be rooting for England tomorrow just because an...

2018-07-10: I’ll see your Obama Birtherism and raise you a “Trump...

2018-07-10: [Y]ou quote Ross Douthat that “one should never underestimate the...

2018-07-10: Everyone says that in life you must follow your dreams....

2018-07-10: David Brooks and Ross Douthat, two of the three conservatives...

2018-07-10: A troubling trend If you look at close cases — 5 to 4...

2018-07-10: If you emphasize professional excellence first, if you gain a...

2018-07-10: A testing moment {T]he Kavanaugh appointment brings us to a testing moment for...

2018-07-10: [T]he current confirmation process is badly broken, alternating between rubber...

2018-07-10: For the most part … the four-member bloc of Democratic...

2018-07-09: I probably could mount an intellectual defense of conformity, but...

2018-07-09: It’s easy to find progressives who believe, more or less,...

2018-07-09: Plato's cave — and Thailand's I’m … fascinated by the ways universal symbols activate in...

2018-07-09: The natural law tradition is hard, it requires a conceptual...

2018-07-09: Scalia’s verbal wit is just an added feature on the...

2018-07-09: Jeremiah speaks We tend to think of the prophets as fortune tellers,...

2018-07-09: Church failure Even if a church closes, it doesn’t mean failure, said...

2018-07-09: Will a conservative SCOTUS scotch SSM? If there is a danger for Obergefell [the SCOTUS same-sex...

2018-07-09: Sanctuary cities The separation of powers will be at stake as liberal...

2018-07-08: It’s not easy to sum up everything that missiology teaches...

2018-07-08: Neutral redistricting Drawing up new legislative districts is an inherently political exercise;...

2018-07-08: The consequence of materialism is nihilism, the idea that morals,...

2018-07-08: Yesterday’s parody, today’s grim and intolerant orthodoxy. (H/T jonathan davis)...

2018-07-08: I’ll never forget the night when an actor at ABC...

2018-07-08: … the downward plunge which has brought us to the...

2018-07-08: More than any other single political event … the dishonest...

2018-07-08: [Barrett’s] interview with Trump apparently went quite badly (I’m not...

2018-07-08: Rakem Balogun is a kook. This is America. There’s no...

2018-07-07: ReaderJohn ⚽️ Croatia’s coach looks like a young Bill Murray....

2018-07-07: ⚽️ So I’m sayin’ to the wife “How did Russia...

2018-07-07: 📖 Reading Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes...

2018-07-07: Latin Choral and Organ Music of Zoltán Kodály 🎶 I’ve been reorganizing my CD collection and came across...

2018-07-07: ⚽️ There aren’t opportunities for ads. Fox must be charging...

2018-07-07: ⚽️: If I’m not hooked, I intend to become hooked....

2018-07-07: Trump doesn’t understand Bush I’s reference to “a thousand points...

2018-07-07: Not markers of male toughness: ability to deliver spittle-flecked tirades...

2018-07-07: [T]he [Casey] ruling[] demoli[shed] Roe’s capricious trimester construct and some...

2018-07-07: Just wondering Casey’s fortune-cookie piffle is rivaled only by its arrogance: Where,...

2018-07-07: Tony's the Walrus Bemoaning our democracy’s impertinent resistance to judicial ukase, Kennedy &...

2018-07-07: [T]he question of Roe’s vitality … is political theater: Democrats...

2018-07-07: It is a sign of our wayward times that a...

2018-07-06: The Laws of Soccer. I found it useful, having gotten...

2018-07-06: ⚽️ Brazil overwhelmingly won the popular vote and had shot...

2018-07-06: ⚽️ In the last round, I thought the South American...

2018-07-06: We are organisms, not computers. Get over it. Robert Epstein,...

2018-07-06: Convenient myth, inconvenient reality In a June 18 dispatch, Eric Fournier, the French ambassador...

2018-07-06: Why we need writers I’m sitting in McDonald’s listing to people on CNN talk...

2018-07-06: Maximum grift [Scott] Pruitt served an important function in this White House....

2018-07-06: Regime change at SCOTUS Supreme Court decisions don’t often produce phrases that enter the...

2018-07-06: Euroskeptics, right and center The fervent euroskepticism of Europe’s insurgent movements may strike many...

2018-07-05: 📚Completed Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Had a hard time crossing the...

2018-07-05: Food Channel is adding a Wedding Cake Champtionship. But there’s...

2018-07-05: A local furniture store sent out a mailer that it...

2018-07-05: Twitchy collected a wide array of smart and quotable comments...

2018-07-05: The dogs that caught the car After years of bleating “Repeal and replace!” conservatives were like...

2018-07-05: Since 1980, the U.S. has taken in 3 million of...

2018-07-05: Above deals and tweets Conservative thinkers[’] … primary concern is with the aspects of...

2018-07-04: Revealed, not a process of archetypal instantiation [I]n general [Jordan Peterson] gets it: he gets the deep...

2018-07-04: [M]any Evangelicals … have an underdeveloped ecclesiology that allows America...

2018-07-04: Hostile takeover [T]here was a time, in America, when the government paid...

2018-07-04: It’s not often that I beat David French to the...

2018-07-04: One Melissa McCormick has taken a place on my notional...

2018-07-04: I never thought I would see McCarthyism come to Martha’s...

2018-07-04: [T]he push for [Amy Coney] Barrett [for SCOTUS] isn’t based...

2018-07-04: Almost all Senate Democrats will vote against anyone the president...

2018-07-03: Why Jordan Peterson is famous One ingredient in the astounding fame of Jordan Peterson is...

2018-07-03: A rather progressive “Christian America” proto-feminist talks back to Charles...

2018-07-03: Peace is a virgin who dare not show her face...

2018-07-02: Paetyn, an impish 1-year-old, has two fathers. One of them...

2018-07-02: 📚Also attentively reading the Gospels from The New Testament: A...

2018-07-02: Let us not get our hopes too high. Even if...

2018-07-02: Δ blindness

2018-07-02: 📚Currently reading Jesus: A Pilgrimage

2018-07-02: Recreational mummification bondage. What a country, what a culture. Rod...

2018-07-02: [M]any of the trends that [Steven] Brill identifies [in Tailspin],...

2018-07-02: Trump’s ‘Purple’ Family Values In their book “Red Families v. Blue Families,” Naomi Cahn...

2018-07-01: Bork I, Bork II Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would...

2018-07-01: Loud dogma for SCOTUS! Trump promised SCOTUS nominees from a list of 25. I’ll...

2018-07-01: Action, reaction How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment, New York Times, 6/30/18...

2018-07-01: Marks of the True Church Nicene Creed Unity Holiness Catholicity Apostolicity Protestant Reformers preaching of...

2018-07-01: The freedom of capital and genitals is not enough for...

2018-06-30: Civil Religion in God's House America has done a fine job of incorporating Rousseau’s “dogmas...

2018-06-30: Maybe not quite worthy of a Nobel Food Prize.

2018-06-30: From the mouth of a purported dummy Evengelical (sic) Christians are a very large percentage of this...

2018-06-30: More that just the "Mystery Passage" [C]onsider Hill v. Colorado, a case decided in 2000. A...

2018-06-29: Sex and affect For what it’s worth, the account of the criticisms which...

2018-06-29: Andrew Sullivan’s third item is astonishing. The Democrats should take...

2018-06-29: Veteran and highly-respected religion reporter Julia Duin highlights an aspect...

2018-06-29: The Southern Poverty Law Center is a rich, hyper-progressive artifict...

2018-06-29: The autonomy ethos Justice Anthony Kennedy didn’t invent the shift from community to...

2018-06-29: Recommended: Frank Bruni, The Cosmic Joke of Donald Trump’s Power....

2018-06-28: Culture lies Contemprary culture lies to us. It tells us that if...

2018-06-28: I should be feeling giddy [about Justice Kennedy’s retirement], but...

2018-06-28: Take [Justice Kennedy’s] celebrated opinion in Obergefell [the same-sex marriage...

2018-06-28: Between those who think that unions collecting fees from employees...

2018-06-28: Non serviam I don’t particularly want to live in a world of...

2018-06-28: Two questions must be distinguished: Was the travel ban within...

2018-06-28: Is there a difference between “racial self-interest” and “racism”? I’m...

2018-06-27: [P]eople arguing about religion generally have to remember at some...

2018-06-27: This Business Will Get Out of Control, Jonathan Last, Weekly...

2018-06-27: The Aura “It is not exactly clear what the Aura is supposed...

2018-06-27: A podcast I heard, probably from Better Angels, suggested that...

2018-06-27: Jusices Breyer and Kagan in their dissent in yesterday’s immigration...

2018-06-27: Forward-thinking This law is a paradigmatic example of the serious threat...

2018-06-26: Bye-bye Korematsu The second bright sport is the belated overruling of Korematsu...

2018-06-26: One distinction between the Red Hen and the cake baker The Red Hen owner has the right to reject Huckabee...

2018-06-26: Style pointer if you want to establish a police state make sure...

2018-06-26: ACLU waffles on free speech [P]ursuant to the [case selection] guidelines, the ACLU will not...

2018-06-26: Civil society or Market Fundamentalism? [C]onservatives have always placed tremendous emphasis on the sacred space...

2018-06-25: Mark your calendar. I actually encountered news I could use...

2018-06-25: A faithquake A strong Roman Catholic of Rod Dreher’s acquaintance has tweeted...

2018-06-25: What I Miss These Days

2018-06-25: Re-ordering desire

2018-06-25: Google.gov Dreams of war between Google and government, however, obscure a...

2018-06-25: I am a lucky man. When I was young, fads...

2018-06-25: Normal economic growth The most important thing I learned from Piketty is that...

2018-06-25: Psalm 34:4, New Evangelical Version They sought after Trump, he answered them, and he delivered...

2018-06-24: Advice to the lovelorn 6-year-old You share a keen interest in dinosaurs, you both enjoy...

2018-06-24: Not even the illusion There’s good reason to think we are no longer producing...

2018-06-24: Twitter emailed me one of its listings of things said...

2018-06-24: Time for nauseating compromise? The Democrats need to accept that they lost the last...

2018-06-23: Poetic souls For a person to become a Christian he must have...

2018-06-23: Renewing the nous I first tasted actual worship in the Orthodox Church, in...

2018-06-23: Whose ox is gored? There is now a confirmed report of a business refusing...

2018-06-23: “Hard to imagine this is going to help him convince...

2018-06-23: Two tech tips for my fellow tech-loving dinosaurs If your computer labors and wallows, try closing most of...

2018-06-23: There are two types of responsibility in Dostoevsky’s Crime and...

2018-06-23: I have hesitated to believe the collusion même, and think...

2018-06-23: The afternoon at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was heavy on compulsory...

2018-06-22: Another Krauthammer homage In 1972, when he was a 22-year-old student at Harvard...

2018-06-22: Place, Location, Formation [T]here were once times when people lived in places, and...

2018-06-22: Devotion vs. Entertainment The other interesting thing that’s happened [in contemporary Christianity] is...

2018-06-22: Tipping his hand Half a century ago, Houari Boumedienne, the leader of a...

2018-06-22: Myths tend to celebrate grandeur and heroic superiority; parables tend...

2018-06-22: 7 Creepy Facebook patents

2018-06-22: Requiescat In Pace In October 2015 Charles, in reacting to...

2018-06-20: ACLU comes out of the closet The ACLU no longer supports free speech in any robust...

2018-06-20: Ask A Drag Queen. ‘This Is A Moment, Honey’: ‘Queer...

2018-06-20: Be it noted that POTUS just did what he has...

2018-06-20: Wonderfully succinct “You are forgiven” is a message grounded in the fact...

2018-06-19: Instrumentalizing the faith Southern Baptists tend to look down on prosperity gospellers for...

2018-06-19: Catch 22 or sheer sophistry? [Damon] Linker doesn’t mention it, but the flip side of...

2018-06-19: Compelled speech The NFL isn’t the only football league coercing its players:...

2018-06-19: "Believe me …" Is it possible that evangelicals voted for Trump not in...

2018-06-19: Slowing the trans train When the Atlantic starts tacitly saying it would be prudent...

2018-06-18: Marriage No issues in the modern world seem to be pressing...

2018-06-18: SPLC gets poetic justice (and I can't gloat) The SPLC has caved in to threats from a British...

2018-06-18: 9th Commandment caveat Father James Martin has disambiguated his position on Roman Catholic...

2018-06-18: More Bible lipstick on a political pig Separating migrant families goes beyond just applying the law. More...

2018-06-18: Bible lipstick on a political pig For a time, it was frequently argued that Christianity was...

2018-06-17: Michael McConnell on Masterpiece Cakeshop If a state recognizes the right of “shopkeepers” to refuse...

2018-06-17: [T]he greatest aim of our education should be to make...

2018-06-16: Why the I.R.S. Should Go After Trump. Spoiler: He has...

2018-06-16: A fundamental need for order [W]hat [Jordan] Peterson has achieved is impressive. In his writings...

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2018-06-15: Living not by lies, USA, 2018 Earlier this year, when I was in Prague, one of...

2018-06-15: Frederick Douglas on American Christianity Between the Christianity of this land and the Christianity of...

2018-06-15: With enemies like this … Dear Robert De Niro, Samantha Bee and other Trump haters:...

2018-06-15: Paranoiacs in power A strong story, in response to which I viscerally side...

2018-06-15: According to the New York Times, Hillary Clinton supporters feel...

2018-06-15: Untrustworty [I]t was extraordinary and insubordinate for [Former FBI Director James]...

2018-06-14: Meaning and Context [M]eaning isn’t just about letters; it necessarily depends on context....

2018-06-14: GOP bankruptcy in focus I have felt for years that the modern GOP, largely...

2018-06-14: Wealth and virtue Satan cannot produce blessings and so his ancient trick is...

2018-06-14: Proselytes of a bizarre new cult A blog post by Rod Dreher brought my attention yesterday...

2018-06-14: Red state, blue state [T]oday, for the first time since the Talmudic era, there...

2018-06-14: Motion isn’t winning. It’s just motion. Daniel Henninger, on the...

2018-06-14: Letting the cat out of the bag Honestly, I think he’s going to do these things. I...

2018-06-12: The best argument I’ve yet seen for a broad/”robust” reading...

2018-06-12: Did it have to turn out like this? [Vincent] Muñoz seems to be saying: It didn’t have to...

2018-06-12: Chicken Sandwich of Hate [B]eing a supporter means that at all times and in...

2018-06-12: Actual adult conservatives are arguing about whether Jordan Peterson is...

2018-06-12: Realism on Steroids [I]n the low-trust Trumpian worldview, values don’t matter; there are...

2018-06-12: Apple’s Memoji Are Gender Neutral — Here’s Why That Matters....

2018-06-12: [Twitter CEO Jack] Dorsey says on his Twitter feed that...

2018-06-11: What happens when an atheist is hired to blog on...

2018-06-11: DeNiro's Tony Award F-bomb This is so perfect. A New York-based movie star denounces...

2018-06-11: Pop quiz: Welcome to the Gender Letter: a weekly take...

2018-06-10: Everything simple is false. Everything complex is unusable. Paul Valéry...

2018-06-09: Our barbarian administration I understand the need to maintain a strong border —...

2018-06-08: Jesus, loser

2018-06-08: Penitent Liberal Jonah Goldberg is at least temporary poster boy for Right...

2018-06-08: Jonah Goldberg vs. Patrick Deneen: Is Liberalism a Blessing or...

2018-06-08: It’s an Attorney General’s job to defend his/her jurisdiction’s laws....

2018-06-07: Scofflaw Trump administration just keeps losing on its Sanctuary City...

2018-06-07: George Will’s column today reminds me that no artist or...

2018-06-07: Punishing the Wicked Rolling Stone magazine published a friendly profile of Tim Gill,...

2018-06-06: God hears my every word and reads my every Tweet....

2018-06-06: Christendom is what happens when the state listens to prophetic...

2018-06-06: Should Christians shun the Christianophobic NFL? (Live by the “phobia”...

2018-06-06: A black, politically moderate social scientist who voted for the...

2018-06-06: “Why do I need to go to college?” “To get...

2018-06-06: Hurricane Maria killed 64 Americans in Puerto Rico. The belated,...

2018-06-06: "Discrimination" The idea that “discrimination” is always a bad thing (the...

2018-06-06: Aggregator: What does Masterpiece Cakeshop portend?

2018-06-06: Social Media An illustration of why I’m curtailing Facebook (and Twitter) in...

2018-06-05: First Things’ R.R. Reno has an extraordinarily good reaction to...

2018-06-05: Next round starts at 2-2 Mark Randazza is a genuine first amendment guy, though he’s...

2018-06-04: Popehat plays fly-on-the-wall Paul Manafort allegedly tried to tamper with witnesses by phone...

2018-06-04: Trump and the Truth I’ve seen people again opining that Trump doesn’t know truth...

2018-06-04: Freedom for me but not for Amad. As a conservative Christian, I appreciate Trump’s solicitude for my...

2018-06-04: I have been thinking a lot lately about the damage...

2018-06-03: A seductive dodge Around the Fall of last year, I took a sabbatical...

2018-06-03: John Inazu on a key question Writing specifically about Evangelical Colleges, Molly Worthen identifies a key...

2018-06-02: Protestant Post-Christian elites The new elite class of America is the old one:...

2018-06-02: Unforgiven There are all kinds of reasons … vindictive cycles of...

2018-06-01: Truth as “incendiary remark” Germaine Greer dismisses rape as “bad...

2018-06-01: There are over 6,000 breweries in America, but when it...

2018-05-31: The elitism of liberal equality Even if you’ve got formal democracy, in reality there is...

2018-05-31: The Smell of Death: Rusty Reno preaches to the choir,...

2018-05-31: What Liberals believe about Trump Liberals are united in the belief that the election of...

2018-05-30: Are Celibate Gay Christians Allowed to Have Pride? On the one side, we’re shamed for being gay. On...

2018-05-30: Church Tribalism It is an iron law of sociology that over time,...

2018-05-30: The death-eater nations that devour unborn children. Powerful and heartfelt....

2018-05-30: The missing telos The great achievement of the meritocracy is that it has...

2018-05-29: So, this bizarre "prophecy" is a thing. Really. Full Text of Mark Taylor’s April 28, 2011 Trump Prophecy:...

2018-05-29: Inviting God's Judgment I recalled being assigned Eugene D. Genovese’s A Consuming Fire...

2018-05-28: There is no religiously neutral theory of religious neutrality. (Steven...

2018-05-28: I was apparently aware of some rumblings about Russian disinformation...

2018-05-28: It’s hard to be empire It’s hard to be empire, for sure, but it’s even...

2018-05-28: The happy Irish For the first time in history, an electorate has voted...

2018-05-27: The image of evil A year or two after emigrating, she happened to be...

2018-05-27: Things Dietrich Bonhoeffer never said: “When Christ calls a man,...

2018-05-27: The best and the brightest are bigots I think I’ve figured it out. The best and the...

2018-05-27: The March Against Fear in Brussels Belgium in March 2016...

2018-05-27: Behold the handiwork of the man who Mike Pence called...

2018-05-27: Pentecost (in the Eastern Church) “Some people in the ‘multitude’ mocked the apostles, saying, ‘They...

2018-05-27: Now that you mention it, yes, it’s pretty obvious that...

2018-05-27: Trump promised we’d be winning so much we’d get tired...

2018-05-26: May this observation lay to rest, once and for all,...

2018-05-26: twitter.com/PatrickDe…

2018-05-26: “The higher selfishness and the long defeat.” A rare intelligent...

2018-05-26: Only back from Paris 13 days, but sorely missing saumon...

2018-05-26: The worst of two crazies Great opening paragraph In this episode, Markham Erickson highlights the...

2018-05-26: The Irish abortion referendum Some of my ancestors left Ireland because they got sort...

2018-05-26: Tolerance and Diversity We boast of our tolerance and diversity, pointing at immigrants....

2018-05-25: No unseeing or unfeeling [O]nce you allow a space for conflicting narratives, even those...

2018-05-25: It’s absurd that so much ink is spilled second-guessing or...

2018-05-25: What is politics about? Recommended reading: If politics is about policymaking, then Donald Trump’s...

2018-05-25: The NFL Plantation If you want a modern example of nakedly racist authoritarianism...

2018-05-25: This is what it looks like when you stress-test all...

2018-05-25: Not-so-unthinkable Hoover confessed that in 1964 the FBI had wired the...

2018-05-24: Intolerable assault When the state demands disloyalty for one’s faith as the...

2018-05-24: Men have forgotten God A proof occurred to me that we’ve forgotten God: When...

2018-05-24: The mob won Conservatives can recite the names of the publicly shamed from...

2018-05-24: As Ireland decides whether to relax abortion law, there is...

2018-05-24: Secularism of the churches thinking that it exists the carry-on...

2018-05-24: How alienation accellerates American liberalism [became] blind to the important role of mediating...

2018-05-24: Apostles to Cindy Crawford I think of this Evangelical couple who, 20 years ago,...

2018-05-24: Here is a truly rousing sermon by a black Bishop-plus,...

2018-05-24: Jesus, as re-visioned by consumer capitalists in a therapeutic culture I live in a college town in the South where...

2018-05-23: Thought I should mention that I have a WordPress blog,...

2018-05-23: Exploring this as an alternative to Twitter in particular. Not...

My main blog is the Tipsy Teetotaler, http://intellectualoid.com.