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by | Sep 25, 2022

The unwanted elimination of elite women’s sports has been the scary endpoint of the transgender-athlete debate ever since guys started racing women on the track and in the swimming pool. It is the apocalyptic terminus of biological men’s competing in…

by | Aug 15, 2022

A Canadian-based writer named Daniel Panneton has written an article in the Atlantic that claims that “radical traditional” Catholics have “weapon[ized]” the rosary. Panneton’s article is titled “How Extremist Gun Culture Is Trying to Co-Opt the Rosary,” and its subtitle…

by | Aug 4, 2022

On Wednesday, Elisabeth Zerofsky of the New York Times Magazine published a lengthy essay titled “How the Claremont Institute Became a Nerve Center of the American Right.” Zerofsky’s piece was well-researched, honest, and measured, but the same cannot necessarily be…

by | Aug 2, 2022

Governments spend a lot of money on promoting tourism, but then they have beaches full of sand. It is unacceptable. There are beautiful coasts almost everywhere in the world. From far away, you see them shining, and you shoot beautiful…

by | Feb 4, 2022

Last week in the Atlantic, David Graham took aim at smart conservative politicians who play dumb. He declares at the beginning of his piece, “This is the age of smart politicians pretending to be stupid.” As evidence, he mainly cites…

by | Jan 12, 2022

Sacramento Capitalism’s foes can’t make much headway arguing that socialist societies do a better job at providing for the economic and physical needs of the population, so critics are reduced to ferreting out minuscule or made-up problems that capitalist economies…

by | Dec 28, 2021

As Ronald Reagan might say, there he goes again. The “he” in this case is former President George W. Bush speechwriter Pete Wehner, once again attacking, but of course, the Trumps — specifically, this time, Don Trump Jr. Over there…

by | Nov 3, 2020

Americans take for granted that, when we step into the voting booth and cast our ballots, the choices we make will remain secret unless we voluntarily reveal them. Moreover, regardless of ideological bent, very few voters would approve of any…

by | Oct 10, 2020

Hardly any journalists get scoops anymore because almost everybody already knows everything. A couple of afternoons ago, in the fruit shop, the lady who has worked there for as long as I can remember greeted me with arched eyebrows and…

by | Sep 16, 2020

And just like that, the Democrats are panicking. Trump’s gains in Florida and Pennsylvania and Biden’s awkward public appearances have them second-guessing their chances in the upcoming election. Their desperation is surfacing in poorly conceived hit jobs such as the…

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