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.

Cory Booker’s Commodus Moment

This is the closest I’ll get to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment.” Thus spake U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who “violated (a) rule knowingly” in an attempt to obstruct the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. Or, if we want to be more realistic in understanding what he did, he turned his party’s futile gestures

By | 2018-09-07T10:56:42+00:00 September 7th, 2018|

Culture War Profiteers

For shrewd corporations, wars can offer opportunities. Our national “cold Civil War” is no exception. A few years ago, for instance, when Chick-fil-A found itself a prominent target of Progressive pressure, it benefited enormously thereby, as customers rallied in support. Today while cultural hostility sometimes blocks the restaurant’s expansion into new areas, it also

By | 2018-09-06T10:30:30+00:00 September 6th, 2018|

Denying McCain’s Last Wishes

A wonderful book for young people is Hero Tales from American History. That book was an effort by Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge to instill American values into the nation’s youth through brief historical and biographical essays. It’s a book that deserves a 21st-century update, adding heroes from the intervening century. If

By | 2018-08-30T15:12:43+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

CNN’s Blinkered Understanding of World Religions

This brief CNN article is a masterpiece of misdirection.  Never the word "Islam," but we do get:"Boy was expected to return as Jesus”"Prosecutors alleged the family came to New Mexico to prepare for Abdul-Ghani's return as Jesus, so they could undertake ‘violent actions’ against the government."So…were these freaks, “Jesus freaks”?  No, but CNN would

By | 2018-08-14T12:59:59+00:00 August 14th, 2018|

The Jacket and the Jackasses

A lady wore a jacket, on a ramp onto a plane; Predictably, the media went instantly insane. There arose at once amongst them, quite an angry cry and hue “I really don't care,” declared her jacket—then, it asked, “Do u?” The spelling was lamentable, I’ll readily admit— Yet clearly, it was not that

By | 2018-06-22T08:08:20+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

The Bible and the Border

Attorney General Jeff Sessions quoted a passage from the New Testament the other day. He was talking about immigration law at the time. In response, the Left has been treating the public with an uncharacteristic rash of biblical quotations. The Bible verses the attorney general quoted were “infamous” ones, the Washington Post informs us.

By | 2018-06-25T11:12:40+00:00 June 19th, 2018|

Reforming the Miss America Pageant: Brains Trump Beauty

The leadership of the Miss America beauty pageant announced this week it would eliminate the historic “bathing beauty” or swimsuit portion of the competition. The decision was explained as a reform to stop the young ladies who compete, from being judged on their appearance. Those statements were made as if they were obviously

By | 2018-06-07T22:41:27+00:00 June 8th, 2018|

Culture Wargames

The classic Marxists of the 20th century wanted to bring the entire world under Communist domination. The new Millennium’s heirs to that movement on the progressive Left are more ambitious: They strive to dominate all the worlds—even the ones that exist only in your imagination. Perhaps especially those. Using strategies reminiscent of campus

By | 2018-05-17T23:19:06+00:00 May 18th, 2018|

Requiem for McCain

This is our lot if we live so long and labour unto the end—Then we outlive the impatient years and the much too patient friend:And because we know we have breath in our mouth and think we have thoughts in our head, We shall assume that we are alive, whereas we are really dead.We

By | 2018-05-14T11:44:27+00:00 May 14th, 2018|

Trayon White, the Antisemite

The recent revelation that Washington, D.C. city councilman, Trayon White, is an avowed antisemite makes is a kind of poetic confirmation of Leftist projection. Everything they say about the right turns out to be a reflection about something deep and nasty within themselves. So to send this up in proper form, what better that

By | 2018-05-04T12:16:40+00:00 May 4th, 2018|