Giving Postmodernism a Bad Name

From First Thoughts

From the Wall Street Journal, ” The Postmodern President “, wherein our president’s postmodernism is defined thus, “he’s running the first postmodern Presidential campaign, now organized almost exclusively around allegations about his opponent that bear no relation to . . . . Continue Reading »

Today’s VP-pick Commentary

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The WSJ heads an editorial this morning with “Why Not Paul Ryan?Romney can win a big election over big issues. He’ll lose a small one.” Too risky, goes the Beltway chorus. His selection would make Medicare and the House budget the issue, not the economy. The 42-year-old is too . . . . Continue Reading »

Whither Petraeus?

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This morning brought polling about the possibility of Gen. David Petraeus as VP.  Now I see a story on Drudge Report that tells us the president is predicting the pick.  I’m a fan, but hate to see what the press would do the man and his family for pity’s sake. . . . . Continue Reading »

Pete Spiliakos’ Birthday

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How do I know?  Facebook told me.  This is my opportunity to pay a little tribute to my fellow blogger.  Below, Pete writes a post that he begins with “I don’t have the mental energy . . . ” and then he proceeds to prove that even when he doesn’t have his . . . . Continue Reading »

Sikh Temple Tragedy

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This afternoon, I was reading the BBC News when I first saw the story of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting.  I went to Wikipedia to read about Oak Creek , what kind of place it is, and a line about the shooting was already there.  Other than that, the next big story about the city is . . . . Continue Reading »

Shopping with Political Intent

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Joe Knippenberg talks about the Chick-Fil-A boycott on another blog page at First Things, Playing Chicken with the First Amendment . Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s ringing endorsement of the traditional family has caused quite a stir. More than a few of my Gen X and Millennial former students . . . . Continue Reading »