How Christian Beliefs And Values Are No More Creditable With America’s Founding Than Islamic Ones

Gary Bauer displays a hilarious sense of grievance in his article “If Christians Were Treated Like Muslims”. I want to take a few posts to fully dissect all of its self-absorbed, phony, distorted victimhood. The first three sentences merited a full post themselves, so here we go. Bauer starts out with the following falsehood: Few [Read More...]

How Did American And British Accents Diverge?

Common ancestry surprises are not just for species: Reading David McCullough’s 1776, I found myself wondering: Did Americans in 1776 have British accents? If so, when did American accents diverge from British accents? The answer surprised me. I’d always assumed that Americans used to have British accents, and that American accents diverged after the Revolutionary War, [Read More...]

Coates, With An Appeal To Hitchens, On The Confederate Flag

What to make of those in the south who claim the Confederate flag as part of a properly American southern heritage?  Ta-Nehisi Coates is eloquent: But people can fly the Confederate Flag and have a serious, evidently credible argument, about its “precise meaning,” mostly because of a long historical fight to make the Civil War, [Read More...]

Jefferson And Mason: From Toleration To Freedom

Happy Independence Day! Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Is The Unhinged Fringe A New Phenomenon In America?

One Andrew Sullivan reader argues no: They have always been with us, the people who believed in manifest destiny, who delighted in the slaughter of this land’s original inhabitants, who cheered a nation into a civil war to support an economic system of slavery that didn’t even benefit them. They are the people who bashed [Read More...]


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