The Judicial Shakedown

The Judicial Shakedown

Last week, Wilson-appointee George authored the decision codifying homosexual marriage in California, finding for gays and lesbians (and perhaps unnamed others) a “fundamental constitutional right to form a family relationship.” Of the four jurists who overturned the will of 4.6 million California voters and the text of California’s constitution, three are GOP appointees. In fact, Republican governors nominated all but one of the seven judges on the court. The Republican Party is Pete Wilson writ large. Inveighing against judicial activism on the stump, Republican politicians have aided and abetted judicial activism in office. The strange and self-serving lesson that Republicans want voters to glean from Republican judges playing legislator and social engineer is to vote for more Republicans. Conservative voters, generally, grant their wishes.

Diversity

Is She Good for the Latinos? (Really)

Is She Good for the Latinos? (Really)

The debate over Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court has generated...

Culture Clash

Solving for Y

Solving for Y

The first time we spoke she walked past me, pointed at my feet without breaking her...

District of Corruption

Lords of War

Lords of War

In a little time [there will be] no middling sort. We shall have a few, and but a very...

GOP

Media Discovers Woman Even Dumber Than John McCain

Media Discovers Woman Even Dumber Than John McCain

I thought Elizabeth Hasselback, the Republican Party’s brain trust on The View, was a...

Thoughts on the Antichrist: Part III, Breaking the Body of Christ

Thoughts on the Antichrist: Part III, Breaking the Body of Christ

In the eyes of today's "conservative" American Catholics (not to mention evangelical Christians), the Christian populations of the Middle East—the oldest continuing Christian communities in the world—are simply invisible. Palestinians are all Muslims; there are no Melkites. Lebanese are all Muslims; there are no Maronites or Syrian Catholics or Orthodox. Ditto for Syria herself. Iraqis are Sunni and Shiite and Kurd; Chaldean and Assyrian Christians simply don't exist. And everyone who lives within the borders of Israel is an observant Jew. By acting as if they were dealing only with Muslims, both the United States and Israel have helped to change the demographic reality in the Middle East. Palestinian Christians have left in droves. Much of the Maronite population is now in the United States (and there was another massive influx after the bombing last summer). The Chaldean and Assyrian Christians in Iraq have largely fled the country.

British Politics

The Hell Gordon Brown Wraught

The Hell Gordon Brown Wraught

A thousand years hence, when they come with sieves and brushes to dig up the past,...

Catholic Spin

Failure to Excommunicate

Failure to Excommunicate

The Catholic Church raised me. The Immaculate Heart nuns who supervised my education...

Moolah

Will the PIGS Blow Up Europe?

Will the PIGS Blow Up Europe?

Among the mega-forces moving the tectonic plates and imperiling the nation-states of...

High Life

German Love

German Love

NEW YORK—Arletty was a great French star of the silver screen during the Thirties and...

Theosis in White Harlem

We grow to resemble what we worship. Beware the man or woman who does not honor a Creator or Redeemer, but bows down before the Accuser, whose Hebrew name is Satan. Satan in the White House is not just a late night horror movie, but a nightmare that has haunted at least one Pope of Rome. The last stretch of the road to Abu Ghraib runs from the streets of iconoclastic Geneva through the pleasant meadows of Princeton, where Kuyper preached the corrosive gospel of neo-Calvinism, whence Wilson set out to make the world safe for neoconnery.

Immigration

The Mexican Flu

The Mexican Flu

If the swine flu is as bad as the media is implying then ignoring the potential damage...

Right Face!

Right Face!

Facebook hosts fan clubs for such traditional thinkers as Ludwig von Mises, Robert A. Taft, Russell Kirk, Michael Oakeshott, Murray Rothbard, Walker Percy, Wendell Berry, Joe Sobran, and Sam Francis. (None for Richard Weaver or Erik, Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn. Not yet; give me time.) Other groups promote the work of ISI, ISIL, YAF, the Federalist Society, the Institute for Humane Studies, the Foundation for Economic Education, and the Cato Institute.

Zeitgeist

Spies Like Us

Spies Like Us

Watching Steven Soderbergh’s comedy The Informant! (with Matt Damon as that guy back...

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