The New Kings of Rock?

Rock ’n’ roll has always been about standing up for ideas that challenge norms, inherently making it a counter-cultural and rebellious genre. Hippie moralism, however, is no longer counter-cultural, and it hardly fulfills the rock potential previously glimpsed in Greta van Fleet.

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Shame on You, Julie Kelly

The French family has been treated horribly by the far-right due to their public stances against Trump. There are plenty of solid arguments to be made against the Never Trump movement and Nancy French’s skepticism regarding Brett Kavanaugh, but the character assassination offered by Julie Kelly amounts to nothing more than a politically motivated hit.

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Sanctimonious and Cool: Why Our Rulers Hate Politics

To one degree or another, democratic elites aspire to overcome both “national accidents” and “accidents by birth,” achieving an unlimited recognition between peoples. Blocking this are the forces that make humans and nations distinct. Between nation-states, it is differing customs, religious beliefs, or societal hierarchies. For individuals, it is dynamics like marriage, sexuality, the family, and age.

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Jackson YenorComment
Incarnate in Us: A Christmas Reflection

The joyful mystery of the Incarnation is a lot to unpack. By it, man’s relationship with God was permanently changed. Formerly, in the Old Testament, God’s Chosen People had been marked by obedience to rituals and legal code. The appearance of the Messiah, however, marked the beginning of a New Testament—a fulfillment of God’s ancient promise and the institution of a new faith.

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The Gospel of Envy

If the 2016 Democratic primary is any indication, 13 million Americans today are ready to embrace the socialist label. What explains this fascination with a toxic ideology that’s responsible for tens of millions of deaths? American socialists appear not to care about the rising standard of living; rather, they seem to be motivated more by envy of the wealth and success of others.

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The Case for Santa Claus

Adults, too, need Santa Claus—to remind them to love charitably, selflessly, and wholly. When they see their children’s letters to Santa asking for him to help the homeless, then parents should take the opportunity to serve the community as a family. Spend a day helping at a Feed the Needy; coordinate a blanket drive for the homeless; donate old toys to the underprivileged. Conversely, if a child’s “letter to Santa” is a toy catalog with everything in it circled, then parents should consider reassessing the values they are teaching in the home.

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Liberal Hypocrisy Comes Home to Roost

Senator Gillibrand may be suffering well-earned political consequences for her handling of the Franken matter. It is probably good that someone willing to deploy mob-like justice on anyone at any time is limited in her ambitions for higher office. However, this incident reveals that the champions of #metoo are erecting a double-standard. For liberals accused of sexual assault, they want careful, considered due process. For conservatives it is “Sentence first—verdict afterwards.”

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PoliticsJay FloydComment
Good and Mad, or Incoherent and Willfully Blind: The Deep Thoughts of Ms. Rebecca Traister

 Standing as a refutation to Ms. Traister is the paradox of female happiness: as women do better they are more unhappy and likely to be medicated.  More equality promises to deliver happiness for feminists, but it never does.  Expecting to achieve happiness through securing equality is like trying to achieve youth by resetting one’s clock: no amount of equality yields contentment.  Ms. Traister’s radical feminism, with its sterile understanding of what women should want, may do much to empower women, but it does not a little in making women angry about the human situation itself. 

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"Studies Have Shown": Finding Frauds in the Age of Misinformation

The reality is that science, despite romantic notions of scientists and the infallible objectivity of the scientific method, is an industry. Academic promotion, notoriety, and profit all stand to be gained from research publication. Politicians, academics, environmentalists, manufacturers, and medical companies all have a serious vested interest in the outcome of scientific research, blurring many ethical lines. This year, in fact, a team of academics deliberately published seven fabricated research articles in respected journals to demonstrate the prevalence of political activism within the field.

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The Real Fat Cats

Our elites know de-traditionalized men and women are more likely to have a high paying career, go on a payment plan for the newest iPhone, and wear the latest outfits featured in Vogue. The traditional mom, clipping coupons with her toddler at Walmart, or the dad who hasn’t bought a new suit since the 90’s, cannot partake in the same luxuries. Traditional lifestyles are bad for business, and our elites know this better than anyone.

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PoliticsJackson YenorComment
Why #WalkAway?

If the Democrats want to entice voters away from Trump, then they have to adopt a platform that makes it clear we all have the same goals and can find a compromise on how to accomplish them. Then we won’t need a Trump to feel like our voices are heard and our friends and family aren’t despised. But until that time, Republicans will continue to vote red—even if that means voting for an incendiary like Trump.

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