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by | Nov 19, 2022

In traditional cultures, elders feel a duty to introduce the young to an education in virtue. In nontraditional modern cultures, adults feel no such duty. They expose children to vice — look at all the moral rot in public schools…

by | Nov 9, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, the 69th annual National Veterans Day Observance will be celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery. At the Memorial Amphitheater, the secretary of Veterans Affairs will host the observance ceremony following the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb…

by | Apr 23, 2022

While I am not ordinarily an active Twitter participant, Elon Musk’s takeover bid for the social media company has kindled a desire for a better understanding of the platform and its most active users. As its popularity soared during the…

by | Jun 7, 2021

Convenience stores are about … convenience. People go there chiefly in order to get out of there, and quickly. Otherwise they’d go someplace else. That’s why they’re willing to pay more for a bag of chips and a six-pack than…

by | May 17, 2021

A curious phenomenon has begun to emerge in the wake of the CDC’s recent updated guidance on mask-wearing related to COVID-19, or its “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People,” as stated on the CDC’s website. Specifically, the CDC…

by | Jan 28, 2021

One of the smartest guys writing today for a publication other than The American Spectator is Francis (“Buddy”) Menton. He publishes his own blog, Manhattan Contrarian, which has grown to have over a million readers. Menton is a former elite…

by | Dec 25, 2020

Virtue-signaling, and the hypocrisies that inevitably accrue to it, are nothing new. Neither is it new that those who virtue-signal while engaging in or benefiting from those things that they decry are deeply self-deluded about their hypocrisy. In the middle…

by | Sep 22, 2020

A dozen generations or so ago, the scientific method gradually began superseding the method of authority as the most reliable way of knowing the world. We no longer had to accept without question what powerful individuals and institutions asserted; we…

by | Jul 8, 2020

Last Thursday, the National Football League (NFL)  announced its decision to play the “black national anthem” before the United States national anthem at week one games starting September 10, among other social-justice moves.  Dubbed the “Black National Anthem,” “Lift Every…

by | Feb 10, 2020

Last night at approximately 11:15 p.m. EST, Joaquin Phoenix was awarded the Oscar for Best Actor, eliciting thunderous applause — which he abruptly and rudely silenced to begin an oration that would include opinions on the insemination of cows and…

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