• Pensée

    The Left’s condemnation of previous generations for not being liberal, anti-sexist, and anti-racist (etc.) is as reasonable and fair as it would be for Christians to condemn everyone who lived in the millennia before Christ for not having been Christian.  

  • Pensée

    It used to be ignorant Birchers and equally ignorant and uninstructed people of the lower middle-class who feared the Russians and were obsessed by them. Now they’ve been replaced by liberals, bien-pensants generally, and the Democratic party. I think these people went Stalin back. 14 October 2019

  • Beto at the Border

    I heard from my Mexican-American friend, Sócrates Villa, today. He phoned around mid-morning from El Paso and we spoke for 90 minutes. Sócrates is having a frustrating time getting his volunteer immigration patrol brigade started on the Rio.  Several days ago he put out an emergency call to the five young men he’s succeeded so… Read More

  • A Bronze Age Education

    Two more people, the fifth and fourth respectively, have been sentenced to prison for their part in the fraudulent college admissions conspiracy.  A wealthy California vintner, who’d sought to have his daughter admitted to the University of Southern California as an accomplished water polo player, will be sent to prison for five months. Another California executive… Read More

  • Pensée

    The European Union: Making Europe safe for bureaucracy. 6 October 2019

  • Thiessen Is Right: So Is Trump

      After many mornings trying to make sense of what I read in the newspapers and many evenings   flattening my eyeballs against a television screen I discovered this article by Marc Thiessen, which seems to me to explain the present Ukrainian situation with perfect clarity and fairness. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/marc-thiessen-democrats-outraged-trump-mueller-probe As I recall, Thiessen was originally cool… Read More

  • “Bring Us Together”

    President Trump is blamed daily,  chiefly by liberals and quislings within the Republican Party, for “dividing” the country by his “rhetoric” instead of “bringing us together.”  What could they possibly have in mind by that? If the United States were a genuine nation rather than a legal and political abstraction, we should  already  “be together,” the… Read More

  • Pensée

    When all wealth is abolished, only politicians will have wealth.   3 October 2019

  • An Old Friend Heard From

    A couple of decades ago when I was living in Las Cruces, New Mexico I met a Mexican-American gentleman named Sócrates Villa, a former illegal alien who had got himself and his family legalized,  become a great patriot, run for State Representative as a conservative Republican, but been defeated by the Nueva méxicana candidate from… Read More

  • Politicians CAN Change

    Journalists, notably H.L. Mencken, used to complain that ninety-nine percent of American politicians, ninety-nine percent of the time, had the habit–deplorable in a democracy–of giving speeches in which they said precisely nothing. Today, at the end of the second decade of the 21stcentury, politicians—like children–will say absolutely anything, as we’ve learned over the past summer as… Read More