After What We’ve Been Through, It’s Time for “The Ten Weeks”

Today is the beginning of many things.  It's the First Sunday in Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year for Anglicans, Catholics and others who follow such things.  It's also the eve of St. Andrew's Day, which is appropriate because my experience at the prep school named after it was in part the inspiration …

The Party of “Healing” Needs to Start With Itself

We're being told that the "healing" of our country will begin with the triumph of the Democrat party, but that hasn't happened where they have a monopoly, as evidenced by this, from 2017: One of the pipe dreams the left tells us that, “if we could get rid of these conservatives, we’d have harmony and …

The Tough Lesson of Augustine’s “Dear Marcellinus”

At the beginning of Augustine's City of God we have this opening: My dear Marcellinus: This work which I have begun makes good my promise to you.  In it I am undertaking nothing less than the task of defending the glorious City of God against those who prefer their own gods to its Founder. Flavius …

Maybe They’ve Figured Out the American Left’s Core Problem

Alex Pareene at the New Republic wonders, in view of Florida voters going for Trump and approving a $15/hr minimum wage: The Democratic Party, unlike most of its left-of-center brethren in the developed world, has never been a true labor party, but it seems plausible that many voters view it as a party representing a …

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