Pigskin Doggerel

The (Football) Star-Mangled Banner (An Anthem With Offensive Lines) Oh, say, have you seen how your ratings have dropped? Seems your viewers don’t find grownup tantrums too charming. (A decline, as you know, never caused by T-Bow, Whose religious displays you found strange and alarming.) It’s confusing to you, But believe me, it’s

By | 2017-09-17T11:45:59+00:00 September 15th, 2017|

Hillary Clinton Agonistes

God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” – James 4:6 The least surprising political decision of this century is Hillary Clinton’s refusal to take responsibility for her loss to Donald Trump. With the release of her campaign memoir, What Happened, the former Democratic presidential candidate has reemerged in public life,

By | 2017-09-16T07:53:48+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Establishment GOP Puts Cronies over Country on Missile Defense

As North Korea demonstrates America’s vulnerability to ballistic missiles, and as President Trump pledges “many billions of dollars” for “the anti-missile,” establishment Republicans are poised to use missile defense talk today in the same way they did in the wake of Ronald Reagan’s commitment to it: profit politically from rhetoric, funnel money to

By | 2017-09-15T07:45:21+00:00 September 12th, 2017|

Call It On—Or Call It Off?

Will America, nine months into Donald Trump’s unexpected presidency, continue to chase its tail while a nuclear Korea looms, tax and immigration reform are pending, and the country is torn apart by identity politics—or will it return to sanity? Presumably, special investigator Robert Mueller is focused mainly on whether former Trump campaign chief

By | 2017-09-14T13:10:58+00:00 September 11th, 2017|

Democratic Party Outreach: Faithful Catholics Need Not Apply

In the wake of President Trump’s election, the Democratic Party that nominated the first Roman Catholic for president, Al Smith, and elected the only Roman Catholic president, John F. Kennedy, has been trying to divine how best to restore its appeal to “blue collar” voters—a vast swath of whom are culturally conservative Catholics.

By | 2017-09-13T10:50:44+00:00 September 9th, 2017|

Antifa Activists Are Enemies of America

Fascism is indefensible. Antifa is also indefensible. Both are antithetical to civil society and need to be put down decisively. Street violence in Berkeley last month left several people injured, all in the name of opposing “fascism,” “white supremacy” and “hate.” Even Mayor Jesse Arreguin, who tried to excuse Antifa vandalism in the

By | 2017-09-12T17:45:56+00:00 September 9th, 2017|

Virtual Virtue

It is not healthy for a society to live two lives that are antithetical, as America has been doing in recent decades. Disillusionment with government and popular culture arises at anger over two entirely different realities. One truth is politically correct and voiced on the news and by the government. It is often

By | 2017-09-07T13:39:57+00:00 September 5th, 2017|

The Un-P.C. Reason for Labor Day

Ah, Labor Day! For many, this national holiday is chiefly a bittersweet celebratory marker: a line in the sand (preferably at some winsome beach) between the season of recreation and the seasons of toil. Summer is packing up, autumn and winter are about to schedule their arrival. Yet Labor Day is also something

By | 2017-09-07T09:04:09+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|

Media Normalizes Political Violence by Mainstreaming Antifa

Since February’s violence in Berkeley, which stopped a scheduled speech on campus by Milo Yiannopoulos, the media and the political Left’s relationship with Antifa has been similar to that of your favorite codependent couple; they’re either publicly and passionately in love with each other or loudly breaking up for-the-very-last-time and taking out restraining

By | 2017-09-06T14:21:07+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|