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by | Jul 12, 2022

What does progressive conservatism mean? Labels can confuse more than they clarify, and sometimes they lie. People asked how Obamacare could raise healthcare costs. It was labeled the “Affordable Care Act.” And how could the mobs in Portland be dangerous?…

by | Aug 4, 2021

As we tear another sheet from our calendar, it’s time for us college students to head back to school. And for many members of the virtual-graduation generation, it will be our first time experiencing the real deal — unless the…

by | Jul 18, 2021

Identifying a problem is at best only half the job of fixing the world. Responsibility demands that we must determine whether any proposed solution to the problem will result in actual betterment. No one made this point more strongly that…

by | Feb 5, 2021

Man is by nature a tribal creature. For many thousands of years, human existence was defined by family connections, with ties of blood and marriage providing the social network that ensured cooperation and support necessary to sustaining life. Loyalty to…

by | Nov 3, 2020

I have tried to think of something appropriate to say upon the end of this endeavor at saving Western Civilization through journalism. Western Civilization remains unsaved. That is the first thought that comes to mind. What could I have been…

by | May 12, 2020

Few will deny that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chutzpah. His latest address to the nation, setting out protocols and timelines for relaxing restrictions imposed in aid of combating coronavirus, does Boris proud in the arts of tergiversation. Breitbart…

by | May 9, 2020

Dear neighbor, Although we’ve never met, I thought I’d write you this letter. I recently turned 60. Voices in the cruel vortex of the internet were saying that people of my age had lived long enough. That we had already…

by | Apr 23, 2020

Today English Brexiteers celebrate St. George’s Day in memory of the patron saint of England. The coronavirus shutdown mandates minimal festivities, so this year there will be none of the street parties and local parades that have sprung up since…

by | Apr 9, 2020

Here’s a story from Ukraine from over 200 years ago. It was the eve of the Passover holiday, and for the Jews of Berditchev, as for Jews everywhere, this was the busiest day of the year. Yet with only a…

by | Mar 14, 2020

My first familiarity with the words of the Book of Exodus, “Let My people go!” came from the African-American spiritual that we sang in the liberal Jewish temple of my childhood. The music was powerful, and the immortal words proved…

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