The Road to Perdition...

“No civilian needs an automatic weapon! And to keep people safe in public areas is worth it. One mass shooting per year is too many! It’s ridiculous that we don’t attempt to stop it or at least slow it down!”

“No civilian needs pronography! And to keep people safe in their homes and marriages […]

A Republic If We Can Keep It

From a Facebook acquaintance who always eschews attribution (explicitly 🙂 ):

Information warfare against the United States — which every thinking person understood was underway by late 2015, which means the vast majority were totally unaware until early 2017 — has the potential to be deeply disruptive and damaging, but not existentially threatening given a […]

Fighting Fake Dictators At Home While Loving Real Ones Abroad

Over the past year, we’ve been told by the left that any action by their side is excusable, including violently assaulting people in the streets, because Trump is a kinda-sorta-maybe-someday dictator, and therefore must be stopped by any means necessary. Well, I’m not sure I agree with their Machiavellian logic, or their broad-brush generalizations of […]

I Have a Dream... but First... an Exam!

Back in 1962, Martin Luther King, Jr. was a visiting professor at Morehouse College… this is exam from that course. I wouldn’t have agreed with some of his non-civil rights stances (his support of LBJ over Goldwater, or his stance on Vietnam policy — overall, not the clusterf*** LBJ perpetrated), but people often overlook […]

Blue State Blues - Poverty and Exodus

The Census Bureau’s Supplementary Poverty Measure, which measures the poorest states in the country (and includes the cost of housing, food etc. in its calculations) has released its new list, and guess which state is the poorest one in America? Some deep south, backwoods red state? Nope. It’s California, the bluest of the blue […]

Tuesday Open Thread

Last night I gave a speech at our leadership institute entitled “Civility in Uncivil Times” the gist of which is that we are not necessarily more uncivil than other times in our past (as the above cartoon printed by Andrew Jackson supporters in 1828 attests — ditto JQA’s followers hounding Mrs. Jackson to her […]

Random Thoughts On Last Night's Elections

*Well, there’s no other way to put it: last night was a bad night for Republicans, and hopefully this will be a wake-up call for the GOP that they really need to get it in gear and start getting things done, especially given how badly the party in power tends to do in midterm […]

Gun Control? People Control

The Tower of Babel, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Doug Wilson nails the heart of the gun control debate over at Blog and Mablog.

To take one pertinent example, the communists, in the course of their vile career, murdered approximately 100 million people. Whenever unbelieving man builds a Tower of Babel, it is so that […]

Saturday Open Thread

Thursday Open Thread

This nation is not racist or antifa idiots… most everyone in the country gets along most of the time… and especially when it counts the most.