Winter is Coming: Sociology and the Next Great War

Here’s today’s ray of sunshine from the Modern War Institute . 

“Cohen said that while the election was surprising, there is ‘deeper stuff going on,’ a ‘deeper political disruption’ that is ‘breaking down’ domestic political traditions as well as strategic stability around the world. This falling apart is a ‘crisis of the liberal democratic order’ that emerged […]

How To Avoid Raising A Spoiled Snowflake

In the latest for Prager University, family psychologist John Rosemond discusses an issue that is crucial for parents wanting to raise happy, well-adjusted kids (and one that is often overlooked in favor of more oft-discussed topics like education, discipline styles, etc.): saying no to them. If conservative parents (and future parents) want to ensure […]

Poker, Straight, Two Faced

Here is Jonoathan Rauch, in the New York Times, highlights what is wrong with out politics — justifying lying — so long as it’s done in order to get things done. Here’s a taste:

Often, the only way to get something done is to have separate private and public truths. Behind closed doors, nothing […]

10 Things Republican Politicians Can Do To Turn America Red

Yesterday I posted about how the Democrats are able to beat us because they’re focused only on farming for votes rather than doing anything worthwhile for Americans. It’s corrupt and despicable, but sadly effective. The good news is, it is possible for us to beat them at their own game. And best of all, […]

Thursday Open Thread 

Thursday Open Thread 

Why Trump is Right and Floyd Is An Elitist Hypocrite

The view from Floyd’s office.

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Floyd Turbo gets on his high horse and tells unemployed blue collar folks they need to suck it up. Our Wal-Marts are full of cheap goods from China that make life for the Turbos peachy-keen, so the Trump’kins can take their protectionism and stuff it.

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Third Party Liability

Kevin Williamson has a good write-up in National Review (sorry, Scott) on why Libertarians are (once again) not getting any traction in this election cycle. Personally, I think the idea of Libertarians as a third party is flawed from the start, because Republicans will see them as Democrats lite, and Democrats will see them […]

Tempered Steel

Dallas Police Chief David Brown

The more I read about Dallas Police Chief David Brown the more optimistic I feel. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan’s homage to his protectors during his first post-assassination attempt speech in April 1981 — Sick societies don’t produce men like Chief David Brown. From the Los Angeles Times:

A three-decade […]

Gender Neutered Pronouns

UCLA Law professor Eugene Volokh at the Washington Post’s Volokh Conspiracy blog has an enfuriating/interesting piece on New York City’s plan to fine people for not using the proper pronoun to refer to them. Don’t think “he, she, or it”. No. Think “zhe, ze, hir, et al. I shit you not:

So people can […]