Sometime during the night of July 18-19, in what we now know as the Year of Our Lord 64, probably in one of the shops that lined the road between the Caelian and Palentine Hills, a fire broke out. The Circus Maximus, the Great Roman sports stadium, dominated the neighborhood of little wooden shops and large wooden apartment … Continue reading How Populism Ends: The Fire of Rome, Nero and Conspiracy Theories
Donald Trump is the Perfect American Presidential Candidate
Donald Trump is the perfect American presidential candidate. I write that without irony, for I mean it sincerely. He is perfect for us because of his perfectly American values. He does not so much reflect those values as he does incarnate them: he is Very American of Very American, as St. Athanasius might have written, … Continue reading Donald Trump is the Perfect American Presidential Candidate
Trump-Clinton Economic Comedy and Minstrel Show
The American political comedy troupe known as the Trump-Clinton Economic Comedy and Minstrel Show had another great week. Led by off by comic Donald Trump, wearing a Deep Eddy Ruby Red-stained bar towel on his head, we heard that: Federal unemployment figures are a hoax He’s going to require that American steel be used to rebuild the USA’s … Continue reading Trump-Clinton Economic Comedy and Minstrel Show
Clinton and Trump Are Not Equally Bad
Pretending that the two main candidates for President are equal is not honest
A Game of Thrones and Leaks
And so it was declared that this email scandal was hatched, not in the basement of a Chappaqua mansion, but in the dank cellars of Putinist Russia.
I Alone Can Fix It: The Apotheosis of Donald J. Trump
Thus saith the Lord: I am your voice. I will restore the Law. I will bring back your jobs.
Sympathy for the GOP’s Devil
Saul Alinsky was an idealist with little patience for the activists of the Left. What he wasn't was a Satanist.
It’s Not Just #BLM, Cops Really Do Harass Black Men
Last week, South Carolina's African American GOP Senator Tim Scott delivered a powerful speech about racial profiling by law enforcement, including in the Capitol itself. He said that, even after he became the first black GOP Senator since Reconstruction, the harassment continued. He was stopped by police for the offense of "driving a new car … Continue reading It’s Not Just #BLM, Cops Really Do Harass Black Men
Lies, Damned Lies
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The Supreme Court and the Westboro Baptists: The Right to Be Wrong
Today's United States Supreme Court 8-1 ruling that members of the Westboro Kansas Church have a constitutional right to their repugnant protests of military funerals is offensive to most people who have any sense of decency--but that does not mean that the Supreme Court is wrong. In fact, in its defense of the cult's right … Continue reading The Supreme Court and the Westboro Baptists: The Right to Be Wrong