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Violence & Escalation

     Just a week ago, your humble author noted a marked increase in the acceptance of violent rhetoric and and warned of “fringe individuals who live in political echo chambers who are likely to do something stupid”. Less than a week … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: The Dalai Lama Looks Back

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      A reminder from forty years ago that Communist China was, as it still is now, dedicated to not … Continue reading

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When in the Course of Human Events…

Action of Second Continental Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America WHEN in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: What’s on Malcolm Muggeridge’s Mind?

     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 the current fancy of some to blame America First and accuse America of being warmongers while … Continue reading

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The Othering Of America

     The winner of the Presidential Election this coming November will determine which party holds the Presidency during the 250th Anniversary of America’s independence from Britain. Back in the 1970s was a time of high inflation and when social mores were … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: A Murder Case

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      Violence is nothing new to radical politics, and the 1960s were well known for political assassinations. Forty years … Continue reading

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Happy Flag Day, 2024

     Happy Flag Day!      With the nonsensical hullabaloo over Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito flying the “An Appeal to Heaven” flag on his own property, it’s time to repost this Flag Day post from a decade ago.      The “Appeal to Heaven” … Continue reading

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The Killdozer Right

     One of the most noticeable changes in politics has been the rise in emotionalism. Oh, there have always been passionate people in politics, on both sides. The Left and the Democratic party has certainly had their share, with plenty of … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: Russia and the Food Crisis

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      Fifty years ago the United States was suffering inflation, with food prices exceeding general inflation numbers. Fifty years … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: The Future of the GOP

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      The question of the future of the Republican Party is as hotly debated now as it was half-a-century … Continue reading

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