by | Sep 24, 2019

Dwight Yoakam had me in tears Sunday night. I was watching the new Ken Burns PBS documentary series about the history of country music, and Yoakam quoted a Merle Haggard song, “Holding Things Together,” which is about a man trying…

by | Oct 12, 2018

Senator Susan Collins of Maine. Rapper Kanye West. Two more different individuals would be hard to imagine. But they have something very important in common. Both are the targets of Liberal Privilege. Of which more in a moment. Five years…

by | Apr 6, 2018

If white nationalism emerges as a societal threat, it won’t be because of white nationalists’ organizational and leadership skills. It will be the result of policies of those who would abhor such a development. Tribalism is a persistent human emotion….

by | Aug 3, 2017

Late summer is a nice time on college campuses. Summer session and sports camps wind down, and professors head for the lake. But social justice warriors who are busy parlaying race, gender or oddity into tenure or turf don’t take…

by | Jun 27, 2017

The Democrats had the best marketing strategy. Consider their general approach for the half-century ending in Clintonism. Their basic pitch was a Weberian value proposition, that simply by caring, by making a commitment (however transient), by having some emotional investment…

by | Feb 21, 2017

This morning, when I woke, I felt that old familiar sting of remorse–like a bad hangover–at my possession of an insufficient amount of melanin in my skin and all the evil manifestations of this disgraceful and unfortunate condition (both in…

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