First Principles

A Commonplace Enlightenment

As Shakespeare transcended Sophocles in his appreciation of love and hate and wonderment, there might be something of our salvation to be found in novels, and movies,
and even in music.

Government as a Service

There will always be some (limited) government and we should get what we pay for. Government should be disentangled from many existing services rather than reforming their delivery through government.

Explaining Conservatism

The next time a liberal or left-wing friend or relative asks you what conservatives stand for, say "liberty"—especially
free speech.

The Thinnest Veneer of Civilization

We are in a great experiment in which regressive progressivism discounts all the institutions and methodologies of the past that have guaranteed a safe, affluent, well-fed and sheltered America.