The Real Problem with @timkellernyc

It's been quite a back and forth between First Things James R. Wood and Tim Keller on the latter's evangelistic idea and the effect that it has on whether he's stuck with the Gospel or not. Wood's basic premise is that Keller's method is past its sell date due to changes in the culture; Keller's …

What Do You Expect? This is Russia!

My family business' adventure with the Russians began in 1987, when I went to Washington to visit, with my first Russian representative, the then Soviet commercial consulate. The two of us met in the same hotel where Ronald Reagan had been shot six year earlier; the consulate was just around the corner. While walking here …

The Supreme Court Looks to Void Roe v. Wade, and My Misjudgment of Brett Kavanaugh

Nearly fifty years after our nation's last nervous breakdown, a breakthrough: The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal …

Hard Currency, Soft Currency and Dollar Hegemony — vulcanhammer.info

In its dealings with first the Chinese and later with the Soviets, one of the first things Vulcan learned was the difference between hard and soft currency. That was true both in the travel expenses and in the process of selling equipment (and later buying equipment and technology.) Let’s start with the Chinese: this notice […]Hard …

JD Vance Can’t Handle the Truth. Or Can He?

He told us this... Woven through Hillbilly Elegy, which was published in 2016, is an orthodox conservatism that places the blame for the endemic social problems from which its author escaped at his community’s own doorstep: its habit of worklessness and shirking of responsibility, among other cultural defects. “We talk about the value of hard work but …

Parents Should Learn to Stay in the Truck

Referees are fleeing sports because parents can't control themselves: America is facing a crisis in prep and youth sports, where fewer and fewer people are willing to take on the thankless job of officiating games.“The veterans are quitting by the droves. They’re sick of it,” said Moore, who oversees fast-pitch softball umpires for the state …

The Tragedy of @roddreher

He's getting a divorce: It pains me more than I can say to announce that my wife recently filed a petition of divorce, and I have agreed unreservedly to her request for a mutual, and amicable, parting. While this will come as a great shock to my readers, it will not surprise those who know …

Why Russians hated the Nineties — UnHerd

The Nineties were a time of American hegemony and British cockiness. The internet was a utopian idea as opposed to a collective psychological disorder. Climate change, terrorism, autocracy and gross inequality were either not-on-the-radar or assumed to be moving in the right direction. 1,750 more wordsWhy Russians hated the Nineties — UnHerd

The Hippie Dreamers’ “Last Stand” in San Francisco

Well, we can hope so: After three members of San Francisco’s Board of Education lost a special election in a landslide vote, many of the city’s residents were hesitant to predict the same fate for district attorney Chesa Boudin, who faces a recall referendum in June. Boudin has backers with broad influence and deep pockets—but a new …

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