The Kavanaugh chaos is not politics as usual, even in the norm-shattering age of Trump. Rather, it is a convergence of the neuroses and contradictions in American culture.
We are finite, contingent beings, and we must not presume that our reason is capable of transcending this to achieve a sort of God’s-eye view of reality.
In Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman’s ‘Free Speech on Campus,’ two liberal academics make an admirable defense of free speech but are ultimately too charitable to the leftist radicals who dominate campus debates.
The first—if not only—task of conservatism, in Never Trumpers’ telling, consists of resisting President Trump. If Trump leads the GOP, then nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
The idea of an ‘illegitimate’ president whose real or imagined scandals render his lawful actions and appointments ‘illegitimate’ is foreign to the Constitution.
Never before in human history have so many, with so much, been so miserable. See, happiness requires the risk of unhappiness. The alternative to loneliness is the risk of heartbreak.
The essence of James Bond is not identity politics, but shooting a villain with a spear gun, making a joke, and getting the girl.
The concerns and anxieties that beset our culture will not be addressed only by reminders of material abundance provided by free market economics.
Hatred is a persistent presence in the human heart, but the identity politics and intersectional ideology the Left espouses legitimizes and exacerbates hate.
Critiques rest on false assumptions about the role of NATO. These are enabled by its success at achieving its objectives.
A fascinating new book by historian Eric Kurlander, ‘Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich,’ shows that pop culture’s portrayal of Nazis being obsessed with mysticism and pseudoscience isn’t far off the mark.
Our triumphs are in establishing communities that offer real meaning and fellowship. We will need to do this even more as our legal and policy goals are achieved.
Our cultural elites treat opposition to same-sex marriage as beyond the bounds of reasonable discourse. But three years’ more experience only reinforce that it’s a legal and cultural mistake.
To abolish the death penalty is to abdicate the civilizational attempt to instantiate justice in law, and precludes the possibility of mercy.
Male business attire, in particular, was not designed for a climate where the humidity hangs in the air like the sullen wrath of a petulant god, sprung fully formed from the armpit of Zeus.
Professional sports are overrun with schmaltzy patriotic displays that are not at all necessary and definitely should not be required for athletes.
How enlightened, how sensitive these faithful must be to voluntarily enjoy having their sins denounced!
Conservatives (and libertarians) must confront the Enlightenment’s failures, and address the philosophical triumph of its critics.
If technology can provide an accurate and impartial strike zone, robot umps will enhance the real human elements of the game.
The proposal is simple: when Democrats next hold the presidency and Senate, they should pack the courts to ensure that the Left can achieve its goals.
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