Down the Rabbit Hole

American Spectator published an article yesterday examining the juxtapositions of things American society believes that no longer make sense: Consider the following juxtapositions: A country whose national character is typified by the great melting pot is continually being redefined by individuals who promote racial, ethnic, religious, and gender division. Elected officials who literally swear an…

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Things You Should Know

I’ve posted on Norman Borlaug before, but I ran across this article this morning discussing him in a little more of a social justice context than the hippie video I posted previously. What a badass. On a related note, does going green make you more virtuous? It doesn’t seem so… On another related note… Social…

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What Is a Right?

I just added a new website to the “Politics” section of the links sidebar called The Tenth Amendment Center. As the Amendment that both Democrats (see any legislative action, probably ever) and Republicans (see Judge Bork’s explicit comment “the Tenth Amendment should be ignored” and subsequent legislation by Repubs) largely ignore (and abuse), I think…

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All Over the Place

Today over at Reason.com, Matt Welch posted a great breakdown on Barack’s unfortunate habit of relying on half-truths to get his agenda passed: . . . During the president’s nonstop gabfests before, during, and after the State of the Union speech, he kept repeating the fiction that the medical industry’s “special interests” were significantly to blame…

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One More Shea for Today…

Thiss’un on Mary, in Kanye’s words, “the best woman of ALL TIME”: One common complaint among Evangelicals or fundamentalists is that Catholics honor Mary “too much.” It’s a highly specialized complaint, much like the concern over Catholic “graven images” that completely overlooks the Evangelical’s own bowling trophies. After all (and I speak from experience here),…

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Music & Morality

I ran across this article about music & morality a few weeks back right after I praised Scruton for his writing on the difference between Republicans & Democrats. I don’t take that praise back, but man do I disagree with what he is saying on this one… [Some of his assertions make no sense whatsoever,…

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