Been Down with My Cold of the Season

From First Thoughts

As has Rita (my wife).  And so your present may be a little late this year. Big issues facing our nation: 1. A Duck guy on the reality show was so realistic as to give his real view of homosexuality and Christian sexual ethics, not to mention his own vagina monologue.  When I . . . . Continue Reading »

Talking Impeachment

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Carl has commanded us to talk about impeaching Obama:  Little repulsed me more than the Republican approach to impeaching Clinton.  They acted that it was self-evident that he should be removed, and so they didn’t campaign on that case in 1998.  The result was, of course, the . . . . Continue Reading »

Burke and Walker

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So I’m out in her in Claremont for a conference on Strauss and Burke—or what Strauss says about Edmund Burke to close NATURAL RIGHT AND HISTORY.  For anyone who REALLY checks out what he says there, it’s the strangest part of a strange book.  Obvious points that might . . . . Continue Reading »

Teen Movies of the Eighties

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One of loyal readers wants to play this game.   How many of said movies have you seen?  Which have most stayed with or influenced you?  (That’s not quite the same as which are objectively the best.) My quick answers.  About 90—in a few cases I’m not . . . . Continue Reading »