Perpetual Conflict: The Four Freedoms

Progressives see their ideology as the path to the final unification of mankind that will usher in Utopia. Somewhat unsurprisingly, I take a contrary view. I have stated in prior writings that progressives love to go after unsolvable “problems” because those are the ones that they can fund and “work on” forever and never have…

Peak Progressive?

Have we reached “peak progressive”? You know, like “peak oil”, except dumber, less useful and more dangerous? Despite of what progressivism has done to America today, in Barack Obama we may be witnessing the beginning of the end for institutional progressivism. The one critical weakness of this contemporary progressivism is that it isn’t self-sustaining –…

It Was Good While It Lasted

The totality of mankind’s history is dominated by two common yet opposing desires. This has been the case ever since humans began to form the first social units and common bonds to satisfy common economic needs. It has been there since the divisions of labor according to skill began to develop as individuals began to…

How Great Thou Art

Someone posted this on another feed this morning. Carrie Underwood’s performance of this old Christian standard sort of shook me up. As beautiful as her voice is, the power comes from the words and the truth about the Holy Trinity: O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonderConsider all the worlds thy hands have…

New AP Style Guide

Ed Driscoll at PJ Media noted the other day that the AP had violated its own style guide to classify the 18 year-old Michael Brown as a “teen”: “AP violating own style guidelines to refer to Michael Brown as ‘teenager’?”, Allahpundit asks at Hot Air. “Question mark in the headline because the AP Stylebook’s not…

The Sheldon Cooper President…

President Obama is the first president in my lifetime to see his job as 100% political. I thought Bill Clinton was but Obama puts him to shame. All the other presidents modern history have been able to manage the role on a sliding scale with politics on one end and duty on the other. They…