February 3, 2016
New Web site offers an unusual combination of haikus, news, and conservative views:
Themes covered and alluded to so far range from the Bible to Donald Trump. But you have to click on the links, the text (haipertext?) of the poem, to understand what it’s talking about.
November 3, 2015
NRO’s Kevin Williamson remarks,
Driving along Interstate 10 in Houston last week, I saw a wonderful inversion of the familiar urban scene of a sad homeless fellow standing in an underpass with a “Will Work for Food” sign: Houston’s version is guy standing in an underpass holding a placard reading: “General Labor Wanted,” handing out fliers to passers-by looking for work.
You can read the rest of the piece here:
It’s actually a great piece, but it’s not really a piece about that.
July 30, 2015
From the way conservatives talk, one would never know that Republicans have 54 U.S. Senate seats, 246 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives (a majority that the party could easily hold for the next decade), 31 governors, and 68 out of 98 partisan state legislatures. Republicans control the governorship and both houses in 23 states; Democrats control only seven.
Abortions have dropped 12 percent nationwide since 2010 and are down in almost every state. The divorce rate declined significantly in the past generation and is staying down, while the marriage rate is up a bit. Slate concedes, “Most Americans have given up on achieving meaningful gun control in their lifetimes or in their grandchildren’s lifetimes.”
Jonah Goldberg has an interesting piece at National Review Online today: “The Myth of the Good Conservative” (“For liberals, he always existed yesterday”). The thesis is as the subtitle implies: that certain liberals are always praising particular conservatives of the past and/or hypothetical conservatives in general, to whom particular conservatives and conservative policy proposals of today supposedly compare unfavorably.
November 20, 2011
Eternity Matters discusses (with illustrations) why the welfare state is bad, not just in any particular execution of the idea, but intrinsically. It’s short; read it—if not to believe and understand the world better, then at least to understand conservatives’ point of view a little bit better.
August 20, 2011
(Via Steyn Online, whence the title of this entry.)
Mark Steyn had a great line in an interview with Mark Levin about Steyn’s new book:
What I think is the difference when you talk about the divide in America is I think most conservatives exist in a kind of oppositional world. They know every time they go and see a Hollywood movie, every time they switch on a sitcom and hear a certain kind of cheap joke, every time they happen to be stuck at the airport and they’re watching some drone on CNN—they understand the other guy’s point of view, they’re exposed to it relentlessly. Read the rest of this entry »