Author Archives: The Political Hat

Firing Line Friday: The Nixon Experience and American Conservatism

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      How much does one politician affect an entire movement, not just while in power, but far into the … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – Canada Killing: Specialized In Killing; Plethora Of Killing; Hidden Killing

     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: Canada really would rather you be dead.      First, a little mood … Continue reading

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Populism Isn’t Democracy, It’s Ochlocracy

     One of the great achievements, and integral elements of America as a civic nation (and formerly the Anglosphere more widely), was the keystone concept of liberty under law—an ordered liberty ordered not by either a ruling elite or some Rousseau-esque … Continue reading

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News of the Week (May 19th, 2024)

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Firing Line Friday: The Political Responsibility of Artists

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      It seems that people tend to treat artists, writers, musicians, actors, &c. who opine on political matters as … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – DEI Must DIE: Ending Diversity Statements At MIT; Axing Mandatory DEI Statements In Kansas; Scraping DEI Requirements In Virginia

     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: The return of education is nigh as discrimination, exclusion, and inequality … Continue reading

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Nature Rights In Colorado — Gaia Strikes Back

     The fight by twig-worshipping Gaia cultists to enshrine “rights” for “nature”, there is pushback from saner people.   However, quite often “nature” is granted “rights” by people who do so in order to feel all warm and fuzzy about loving … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: Public Medicine?

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      California is yet again toying around with universal healthcare. Despite such calls for government run medicine fifty years … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – Health Care For The Healthy & Death To The Sick: Killing Cancer Patients; Killing Kids; Killing Yourself As A Duty To Society

     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: Death is the ultimate elimination of being sick and suffering.      First, … Continue reading

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News of the Week (April 5th, 2024)

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