Just to be Clear

#MeriamIbrahim = Courageous use of social media to protest an obvious evil and advocate an obvious good. #bringbackourgirls = Stupid morally preening narcissistic slacktivism. Why? Because the former is approved by Manufacturers of Thought in the Thing that Used to Be Conservatism and the latter is condemned by those same Manufacturers of Thought (due to [Read More…]

An Analogy

If Catholics for a Free Choice put out a T-Shirt with the Last Supper on it, reading “This is MY BODY: Support Choice!” Christians would very rightly regard it as sacrilege. Nobody would be twisting themselves into pretzels to say “It’s just a figure of speech. Lighten up. It’s just a joke.” So why make [Read More…]

Romans 2:24

Will somebody bury the Thing that Used to be Conservatism? It’s really starting to stink. She also derided those who she said place an emphasis on political correctness in handling the country’s adversaries “instead of putting the fear of God in our enemies.” She said later in her address that if “I were in charge” — a [Read More…]

Hard to Add to Perfection

The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive [Read more…]

Leah Libresco reports from CPAC

I can imagine few more concentrated forms of Lenten penance than being sentenced by The American Conservative to cover CPAC, but Leah handles her doom with grace and aplomb and her customary joie de vivre: She covers the GOP’s struggle against death by demographics.  She also writes about the consequences of experimenting on the electorate [Read More…]

Hear, Hear!

My friend Dave Curp, a historian of Eastern Europe and a sane conservative writes: I devoutly wish people would stop doing this. I get the frustration at our fumbling – but we are stuck playing the grownups globally (even our President, many of whose instincts in this situation I fear are deeply wrong). It is [Read More…]

For the GOP, “prolife” means…

“anti-abortion except for humans who threaten GOP access to power.  Then you can kill ’em and call ’em ‘evil seed‘”.  Nor is this new. Hannity has been using this pagan logic for more than a decade. He pretends to be conflicted when he offends prolifers and has to do damage control. But he steadfastly maintains [Read More…]

One of the Many Reasons I Like the American Conservative…

…is that they have the guts to run absolutely brilliant and perceptive pieces like this one, not to mention this one. [Read more…]

Fresh on the Heels of our Recent Discussion of the Racialism of the Dark Enlightenment Crowd

…that is currently making inroads in some of the de-Christianizing younger generation of the Thing That Used to Be Conservatism, there comes this little cloud no bigger than a man’s hand from the propaganda organ of the Party of Personal Responsibility: Fox News contributor: Angry blacks to blame for rise in ‘American Anglo-Saxon’ racism “I [Read More…]

Memo to Glenn Beck: Oh, just. shut. up. Will ya?

Few things are more manifestly damning of the Thing that Used to Be Conservatism than that this buffoon is still a leading formator of “thought” for American “conservatives”. Glenn Beck: Bill Nye’s creationism denial is like the Catholic Church jailing Galileo [Read more…]