July 31, 2014
The Arcturus Project today (warning: language):
Think you’re having a bad day? Trust me, you’re not. Try donning your armor and charging against ebola.
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Doctor Sheik Umar Khan led Sierra Leone’s ebola response. He died at the front. Battling this evil. He was 39 years old.
For months, NPR has been worrying that the Democrats could lose big this November (e.g., “Poll: Young Voters Uninterested In November 2014 Elections”). Several weeks ago, NRO’s Jim Geraghty produced a piece under the headline “With Midterms Four Months Away, Dashboard Is Blinking Red for Democrats”.
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.