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Brian O'Connell
by | Aug 30, 2013

IT IS BECAUSE we no longer understand our own societies that we cannot understand other countries. We learn little from their problems and crises because we have stopped thinking about our own constitutions, laws, and liberties. The disappointment of the…

by | Jun 17, 2013

Conservative politicians in the modern world generally despise their own voters. They need them at election time, but they do not enjoy meeting them, and find their views on morals, migration, education, and crime embarrassing. This is a problem only…

by | Apr 30, 2013

The day may yet come when the only people who want to get married in Britain will be lesbian clergywomen. This is extrapolation, but in our ridiculous, disintegrating country, it is not especially wild extrapolation. The Church of England long…

by | Feb 22, 2013

When I pray for my enemies these days, it takes quite a long time. Any conservative in the modern world must learn to enjoy being hated by the right people. But I have recently had to lengthen my list of foes,…

by | Jul 1, 2010

The governor’s Tweet: “Northern CA is the upper body, Southern CA is the lower body, and the Central Valley is the abs. You can’t neglect the abs, candidates.”

by | Jun 28, 2010

On Thursday, George Will referred to the Afghanistan War as “America’s longest war.” While the Afghanistan War will likely last at least a decade, if one uses October, 2001 as the start month, it is not yet nine years old….

by | Jun 21, 2010

A Florida Chamber of Commerce poll released Sunday has Charlie Crist up 11 points over Marco Rubio in November’s Senate race. According to the poll, the governor has 42 percent, while the former speaker of the Florida House has 31…

by | Jun 21, 2010

19 seconds long, from Breitbart:

by | Jun 15, 2010

According to a Rasmussen telephone survey on the Senate race in South Carolina, the unemployed Democrat nominee Alvin Greene has 21 percent of the vote, while Senator Jim DeMint has 58 percent. Rasmussen also reports Greene currently has 51 percent…

by | Jun 8, 2010

Washington Times reported this morning that the Global Peace Index ranked the United States 85th most peaceful out of 149 countries. Libya was rated 56th, China was 80th, while Israel came in at 144th. Peace was defined as “an absence…

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