Preparing for the Hobbit in Middle Tennessee

On Saturday, my children went to our local movie theater (the independent Shadybrook Theater) which played the extended versions of all three Lord of the Rings movies playing in a row in preparation of The Hobbit. [Read more...]

Should Holly Petraeus Listen to Tammy Wynette and “Stand by Her Man?”

Americans were dismayed and saddened by the news that our true military hero David Petraeus had an affair with his biographer. [Read more...]

The Essentiality of Religious Argument in the Public Square

I just finished my second reading (the first was many years ago) of James McPherson’s outstanding single-volume history of the Civil War, Battle Cry of Freedom.  The first time I read the book I was primarily interested in his take on the military history of the war.  Was it a close-run conflict?  Was the outcome inevitable?  This time, however, I was less interested in the now-familiar contours of the Wilderness campaign than I was in the social history — how the union came to split apart, how the war aims changed from reunion to emancipation, and how the nation tolerated casualties at a rate unmatched before or since. [Read more...]

“Tolerance” is Virtue on the Cheap

Via Charles C. Cooke, I ran across an appalling story from Great Britain.  According to The Telegraph, a British couple had three foster children removed from their home because the couple belonged to the UK Independence Party, and social welfare officials have deemed the party “racist.”  In a rational world, the foster parents would be considered exemplary citizens: [Read more...]

The Romneys on Thanksgiving

They’ve kept a low profile lately, but this is a sweet photo of Ann and Mitt which showed up on his Facebook page over Thanksgiving. [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X