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News of the Week (April 5th, 2020)

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Firing Line Friday: The Place of the Treaty in International Affairs

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      It is interesting just how much many people who now-a-days call themselves conservatives have taken a such a … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – That’s Racist! Free Speech, Parents, & Intellectual Diversity

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.      The focus this time: Hitler!!1! You’re all Hitler!!1!      First, a little mood music:      Carrying on… … Continue reading

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How to Be a Conservative

     The question of just what is a “conservative” remains one that people are still asking. It goes beyond just a question of “what is a conservative” and “what is means to be a conservative” towards the question of “how to … Continue reading

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The So-Called Explicit Guarantee To Free Healthcare

     One of the things that many foreigners, as well as some Americans, belittle the United States about is that there is no “free” socialized healthcare that the people have an explicit “guarantee” to, and further belittle the idea that ultimately … Continue reading

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News of the Week (March 29th, 2020)

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Firing Line Friday: The Case Against Freedom

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      B. F. Skinner is well known, even now, for his influence, but few realize that he was as … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – Verboten on Campus: Equal Standards; Racist Language; Clapping

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.      The focus this time: Doubleplusungood naughty naughty!      First, a little (WTF) mood music:      Carrying on… … Continue reading

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Nevada Governor Bans Prescription Of Coronavirus Medication

     There is hope, and some early tentative evidence, that chloroquine and hydroxyclhoroquine might possibly be effective, especially in combination with other drugs. So of course the Governor of Nevada thought it was a bright idea to ban new prescriptions for … Continue reading

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Decline And Fall Of Western Civilization In One Half-Minute Video Clip

     Beyond the statistics, recriminations, and talking heads on T.V., there are clear reminders that maybe, juuust maybe, we are living in the decline of civilization, and not in its continued ascendance. Naked lady, rat in mouth, running through the streets … Continue reading

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