Monthly Archives: September 2016


The NTY has a story about Iowan Evangelicals scratching their heads and wondering how and when they became national pariahs. They can’t wrap their heads around anything, especially this Donald Trump character. I wish the NYT had a comments section so we could see all the nice liberals who used to say “who could possibly […]

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

  Christians spreading peace in the Middle East. The Times of Israel visited the brewery on the second day of the festival. Most attendees appeared to be Christian, as deduced from the crosses dangling from their necks. But there seemed to be a fair amount of non-Christians as well, who came from Ramallah and East […]


Novelist Lionel Shriver asks: Will the Left Survive the Millennials? As a lifelong Democratic voter, I’m dismayed by the radical left’s ever-growing list of dos and don’ts — by its impulse to control, to instill self-censorship as well as to promote real censorship, and to deploy sensitivity as an excuse to be brutally insensitive to […]


Ross Douthat makes an argument that goes something like this: Previously non-politicized areas are now being systematically politicized: late night TV (Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee) stupid awards shows (Caitlyn Jenner) and even sports (Colin Kapernick, whom I was surprised to learn is black), and it is precisely this atmosphere that gives rise to Donald Trump. Trump […]

Andrew Sullivan vs The Internet

Andrew Sullivan was one of the biggest bloggers out there, and an influential voice among liberals, conservatives, Catholics and gay rights activists (yes, he managed to speak for all four). I followed his wordpress blog for a while but was simply overwhelmed by the volume of his writing, twelve or thirteen posts a day, sometimes […]

On Football

I haven’t sat through a baseball, basketball, or hockey game since I was a teen, I just don’t have the patience. This year I’m giving up on football too. I don’t have a TV anyway and I should spend less, not more, time in bars. I have better things to do on sunny fall afternoons […]

The Loser Vote

Another good (and somewhat painful to read) article from Kevin Williamson on how losers view life and politics: Bill Clinton was, so far as I can tell, the first American president who was actively admired for his dishonesty. Democrats — and not only they — loved to bask in Slick Willie’s cleverness, to watch him […]