Joe Long

About Joe Long

Joe Long lives in Cayce, South Carolina. He holds a master's degree in history from Georgia College and State University. He has a very patient wife, five homeschooled children, and a job.

‘Enlightenment’

It seems the Dalia Lama Has chosen to calm a Storm of speculation, With new information. Seem that a burning question Of lamaic succession, Had the world in a whirl: “Might the next be a girl?” “Or does Tibet, like Rome, “Claim a Y chromosome “Is the prerequisite “To be spiritually fit?” Though

By | 2019-07-03T10:00:23-07:00 July 3rd, 2019|

What’s Your Democratic Candidate Identity?

National politics is always an adventure. And as every role-playing game hobbyist knows, to keep an adventure going, you’re going to need hordes of “NPCs.”  If you’re not familiar with the world’s nerdiest hobby, a “non-player character” is anybody the gamemaster invented to further the plot, or for the entertainment of the players.

By | 2019-06-27T09:53:01-07:00 June 27th, 2019|

Are We Overdoing Father’s Day?

Like most American households, mine carries on all of the old-time Father’s Day traditions. Last weekend, we put up the Father’s Day tree. We’ve bought the fireworks, inflated the outdoor decorations; and we’ve laid out the decorative “Father’s Day Village” with the electric racetrack which runs between the sporting goods and the hardware

By | 2019-06-15T15:01:11-07:00 June 15th, 2019|

Way of the Sixgun: An American Martial Art

With culture around us apparently in decline, it’s worth celebrating uniquely American traditions, especially growing ones. And few activities could be more American than the marksmanship sport of Old West-style shooting. The increasingly popular shooting matches of the National Congress of Old West Shooters and the Single Action Shooting Society are perhaps more

By | 2019-06-02T17:53:45-07:00 June 2nd, 2019|

Only a Razor

The marketing geniuses at Gillette have discovered a way to pander even more to the woke Left. Gillette launched its first salvo against “toxic masculinity” earlier this year during the Superbowl with its now infamous ad encouraging a kinder, gentler (emasculated) sort of manliness. Now corporate leftism is in full throttle as the

By | 2019-05-31T14:47:44-07:00 May 31st, 2019|

Courageous Homesickness

Many social conservatives excel at diagnosis of our social ills, but often fail or stop short of prescription. They can tell us where we’ve gone wrong, but haven’t a practical plan for going right once more. Instead, in the words of Anthony Esolen, they “brandish popguns against the family-dissolving forces,” or seek distractions

By | 2019-05-17T15:20:47-07:00 May 17th, 2019|

Virginia Follies: A Summary

Northam says he’s very sorry; also says, “That wasn’t me!” Fairfax finds the facts unfair, and also says—“Eff that B!” Bobby Scott knew quite a lot, but chose to “wait and see,” Unlike the erring Herring, who confessed pre-emptively. Photo credit:  Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images

By | 2019-02-07T10:28:21-07:00 February 7th, 2019|

Boots (With Apologies to Rudyard Kipling)

  They’re tromp, tromp, tromping, across social media — (And if you judge them, you are a chauvinist) Boots, boots, boots, boots, strollin’ cross the Senate floor, There’s no dignity, anymore. I turned on the cable news last week to see, An obsession with a certain Senatrix And boots, boots, boots, boots, strollin’ cross the

By | 2019-04-20T18:14:26-07:00 January 30th, 2019|

The Trans-Right Tantrum

In a now familiar scenario, a man with a cherished sense of identity, understanding himself to be something that he’s not, threw a tantrum because someone else refused to play along. It’s true that the experience of “playing pretend” can be diminished, when someone else refuses to be part of your fantasy world.

By | 2019-01-04T21:32:27-07:00 January 4th, 2019|