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The Infernal Presidency by Joe Sobran
June 29, 2016
[Classic: May 22, 1997] — Americans are traditionally taught that any boy can grow up to be president, and nobody has taken that idea to heart like William Jefferson Clinton. Dreaming of greatness, he didn't foresee that his presidency would be consumed by such questions as: Just how bad is this president? Will he be impeached? Will his wife go to jail? Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tempers are running high over the transgender bathroom debate. Who could have imagined a few years ago that we would need to discuss the appropriate destination for the body’s evacuative functions according to gender, or that the controversy would be addressed in terms of justice and human rights instead of common sense?
How, exactly, could this have come about? The Encyclopedia of Surgery claims that “the number of gender reassignment procedures conducted in the United States each year is estimated at between 100 and 500.” Though no doubt there are more self-identified transgenders who do not have surgery, the numbers remain socially insignificant. Read More
MINOT, ND — One thing is certain — the extent of people’s capacity for ignorance and hypersensitivity cannot be underestimated.
A harsh statement? I know. As one among billions on earth, I would like to offer my advice for the billions (I hope) of normal, rational, thoughtful, secure, and balanced humans who must live among the ignorant and hypersensitive. Read More
MINOT, ND — What am I missing? Former Vice Presidential candidate and current House Speaker Paul Ryan
ridiculed the "ugliness and divisiveness in American politics." To what ugliness and divisiveness does the Speaker refer? Read More
Joseph Sobran drew an important distinction that might help explain the bitterness with which the legions of the left pursue their redistributionist agenda:
“Envy is now widely confused with covetousness. But to covet another's good is to want to possess it yourself; to envy it is to seek the darker satisfaction of destroying his happiness in it.” Read More
The Enduring Clinton Soap Opera: Unsettled Questions about Vince Foster's Death by Wes Vernon
June 14, 2016
For 24 years, from 1992 and still going on in 2016, the Clintons have been caught up in scandal after scandal. The script calls for Bill and Hillary to "step in it" with everything from allegations of bribery, lying under oath, slipshod security, the meaning of "is," suspicious deaths, credible accusations of rape, Oval Office intern romps, assault-style gropes - with Hillary often covering for Bill. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge?
Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump University, is sticking it to him. And the judge’s bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent.
Can there be any defense of a statement so horrific?
Educating for Damnation by Joe Sobran
June 02, 2016
[Wanderer classic: 08/07/2003] — According to Secretary of Education Ron Paige, "The president and I believe that education is a civil right [and that] there should be equal access for all, not just the privileged few." This is the sort of thing that makes me despair of the Bush administration, especially when nominal conservatives hail it as conservative. Read More
[Publisher's Note]: Massachusetts was the first state to allow
so-called same-sex “marriage.” Here is a classic Joe Sobran column written in 2003 discussing marriage, divorce, contraception, sin,
rationalization, perversion — and the stellar example of his stepfather.
[Classic: 11/27/2003] — The supreme court of Massachusetts has ordered the state’s legislature, within 180 days, to revise the law to accommodate same-sex “marriage.” Judicial arrogance is nothing new, but this takes the cake. The court isn’t even pretending that it’s merely “interpreting” the law; it’s demanding that elected officials legislate a perversion of the ancient and universal understanding of the most basic social institution in the world. Read More
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Culture War in 2007. A conference to discuss the ideas in Shots
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