July 29, 2014
July 28, 2014
Rolling Stone magazine—not exactly a conservative publication—apparently ran a cover story last year on the college-loan bubble. (Warning: language. It is Rolling Stone, after all.) While the story presents itself as non-partisan and claims to criticize both conservatives and liberals, it agrees with the (previously conservative) observation that federal student loans themselves are a big part of why tuition costs are so high and increasing so fast. Maybe that understanding is becoming mainstream?
July 27, 2014
I think Ephemeral Scepter would be a good name for a band.
July 25, 2014
Via Sense and Snarkability (“Jon Gabriel went to the Lefty gathering Netroots Nation, and discovered how humorless and boring the Left is”): Jon Gabriel has a great piece up at Ricochet. He attended the liberal-blogger conference “Netroots” (sometimes known as “Nutroots”…) and reports on what they’re telling each other about humor and cultural engagement. Read the rest of this entry »
Via Asylum Watch (a. k. a. Conservatives on Fire), writer and teacher Danusha Goska has a long, thoughtful piece at American Thinker on “Why I Am No Longer a Leftist”. Be warned that it both uses rude language and frankly discusses some pretty disgusting stuff. If you don’t mind that, I encourage you to read the whole thing; it’s very interesting.
How far left was I? . . . So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a button saying “Eat the Rich.” To me it wasn’t a metaphor.
Islamists in Iraq Tell Christians to ‘convert, pay a poll tax, leave by Saturday or die by the sword’
July 23, 2014
Over the weekend NPR played an interview between NPR’s Arun Rath and novelist Douglas Coupland (pronounced “Copeland”). Coupland’s latest novel doesn’t exactly sound healthy for human consumption:
RATH: . . . I don’t quite know how I feel about this book—
RATH: —Meaning that it’s hilarious but it’s—it’s three hundred pages of vulgarity, almost without lapse.