When Coach Taylor speaks/inspires ...

… you damn well better listen.

The Devil is in the (Lack of) Details

I’ve been harping for awhile on the superabundance of laws in this country. State and federal regulators and legislators have created a series of tripwires whereby any of us can unknowingly commit a felony or some other violation that can cost people anywhere from hundreds of dollars to their homes and businesses (not to mention […]

LGBT vs. Christianity: The Stakes Part V

Part five from the Federalist:

The distinction between the City of God and the City of Man was developed at much greater length by St. Augustine of Hippo, the great North African Catholic philosopher. Augustine wrote in the early fifth century when the church had gained control of much civil authority only to see it […]

LGBT vs. Christianity — The Stakes Part III

Here is the third part of Dam McLaughlin’s piece on Can Gays and Christians Coexist — from The Federalist:

Likewise, we all are called to confession and repentance. Every sin, no matter how bad, can be forgiven, even those sins that we know (through our weakness) we will commit again. Except one: the refusal to […]

LGBT vs. Christianity -- the Stakes

Dan McLaughlin, at The Federalist, is publishing a 5-part analysis of the existential crisis Christianity — authentic devout Christianity — not the warmed over nominal “belief” espoused by many Americans — is in over the looming Supreme Court that will, I believe, enforce gay, marriage and encapsulate into law that people who oppose gay marriage […]

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

Life imitates art in the United Kingdom. Let’s just call her Britain… just Britain.

The BBC will make the unemployed and low-paid workers compete against each other for a cash prize in a controversial Hunger Games-type show to find “Britain’s Hardest Grafter”.

Only the UK’s lowest-paid workers will be invited to compete to “show […]

Of Two Minds

Megan McArdle has an interesting article on “The Great Reset” at Bloomberg Review and who is to blame for the worsening conditions in the American workforce — lower pay and benefits overall.

College professors. Manufacturing workers. Recent college graduates. What do they all have in common?

They are all, as a group, seeing the […]

FDR -- Federally Dictated Racism

NPR had a great piece a few days ago about how New Deal policies created racially segregated neighborhoods where none had existed.

Fifty years after the repeal of Jim Crow, many African-Americans still live in segregated ghettos in the country’s metropolitan areas. Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, has spent […]

Wednesday Open Thread

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald. (The Crack-up — Esquire Magazine 1936)

A two-fer

“Government resting upon the will and universal suffrage of the people has no anchorage except in […]

Backboehner

Credit where due. I wish we had a lot more of this from the Speaker.