The Walking Thread: East (S6, E15)

“East” is essentially a filler episode, “the deep breath before the plunge” as Gandalf would say, killing time before next week’s series finale, which is sure to be intense as all get-out. As a result, I’m willing to cut it some slack for its slow pacing and lazy storytelling, but even so, it’s one […]

Due Process, what a concept

As if I didn’t loathe the media’s disgusting predilection for steering rush-to-judgement false narratives already, but ESPN’s latest 30 for 30, “Fantastic Lies,” about the Duke lacrosse team, solidified it even more last night.

Scary enough analogies to the Penn State and Jerry Sandusky events as the doc unfolded, but what interviewee Jay Bilas says […]

The Peasants are Revolting!

William Leggett (1801-1839) was a Jacksonian era journalist and the intellectual leader of the laissez-faire wing of Jacksonian democracy.

I’ve been doing some reading on the Trump phenomenon — which is to say I’ve been looking at history and populist movements, especially in the U.S. Trump and his followers are not irrational and they […]

Liberal Morality Summarized in Two Tweets

Liberals like to excuse horrific acts like terrorism by claiming that there is no real good or evil, but in fact they do believe in good and evil. They just define those terms a little differently than the rest of us. For an illustration of this, check out these two tweets by far-left activist Jonathan […]

Thursday Open Thread

Behind the scene look at Hitchcock’s “long take” masterpiece “Rope”. I used a scene for my ethics class last night.

Immoral Relativism

“Child Bride: Through the Looking Glass” by Sharooq Amin

Influential (and cultural relativist) early 20th century anthropologist Ruth Benedict once wrote:

“Mankind has always preferred to say, ‘It is morally good,’ rather than “It is habitual,’ and the fact of this preference is matter enough for a critical science of ethics. But historically the […]

“Priorities”

First-world feminism in a nutshell.

Extremism In The Defense of Liberty Is Not Extremism

I’d like to expand on something Rufus said the other day, about conservatives not being extremists when you consider what principles this country was founded on. This is one of the biggest lies the Left likes to push: that modern, mainstream conservatism is some kind of far-right fringe. They do this not only to […]