Monthly Archives: August 2017

From the annals of the absurd

Like something out of the rumors surrounding the Di Medicis, Borgias, and the Empresses of old Rome, it turns out that one of the most important socialites of Washington DC is a witch. Literally, a witch: a devotee of the occult, bride of Satan, practitioner of the black arts, caster of spells, the sort that […]

Yep, that about sums it up

Ace of Spades yesterday: I’ve been out with politically minded people and I’ve watched them freak out as they check the twitter feeds. Their voices become higher pitched and faster paced; they begin becoming apprehensive, agitated, and anxious. When they tell me the latest bout of Twitter Lunatic Shrieking, I tell them the truth, as […]

Truer every day

An old post from two years ago. Gets truer every day. A quote from Bernard Lonergan, SJ: A civilization in decline digs its own grave with relentless consistency. It cannot be argued out of its self-destructive ways, for argument has a major theoretical premise, theoretical premises are asked to conform to matters of fact, and […]

Do you want Trump to win another term?

Because this is how you guarantee a Trump victory in 2020. In a story that seems made for The Onion, but is actually true, according to multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN MSESPN decided to pull an Asian college football announcer named Robert Lee off the William and Mary at University of Virginia college football game […]

Nostalgia

From the WaPo’s background story on Trump’s decision to double down in Afghanistan: One of the ways McMaster tried to persuade Trump to recommit to the effort was by convincing him that Afghanistan was not a hopeless place. He presented Trump with a black-and-white snapshot from 1972 of Afghan women in miniskirts walking through Kabul, […]

Epiphany: Trump will be re-elected.

This morning I realized, it is all so simple: For the first couple of months Trump was a Russian stooge, now he is a Nazi. Where do we go from Nazi? What can you possibly accuse someone of once you call him a Nazi? Child molester, of course. In two months we will start to […]

Mark Lilla on Identity Politics

Today Rod Dreher (conservative) interviews Mark Lilla (disgruntled liberal). Lilla on the religious bent of the America and the new left: “We are an evangelical people. How we ever got a reputation for practicality and common sense is a mystery historians will one day have to unravel. Facing up to problems, gauging their significance, gathering […]