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Beirut was worse than Kabul, Why is this even a question?
The fall of Kabul in 2021 after 20 years of war, unleashed a torrent of commentary. A significant amount of which was intellectually dishonest rhetoric about whether the airport evacuation was a failure and whether it would have an adverse effect … Continue reading
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Political ignorance or political prejudice, which is it Mr Reno?
“Whoever can be trusted with small things can also be trusted with big things. Whoever is dishonest in little things will be dishonest in big things too.” ~Luke 16:10-14 On his 2 June 2022 podcast, RR Reno spoke with Christopher … Continue reading
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The American Catholic Church has made a political mistake.
The decision to publicly excommunicate Nany Pelosi ( https://sfarchdiocese.org/letter-to-the-faithful-on-the-notification-sent-to-speaker-nancy-pelosi/?__cf_chl_tk=1X..qcCLlD43rkUK2R6TsPZ510aTCF1gSkWFK6K0w_Y-1653078468-0-gaNycGzNCOU ) was a terrible decision for the following reasons. First, it is a political decision made publicly for a political purpose. Second, it singles out one politicia/person. Third, it singles out … Continue reading
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What did they think was going to happen?
Our society is based on the idea that we do not use violence or force to settle disputes and that our response to a problem or a dispute should be proportionate. The idea of proportionality is linked to the idea … Continue reading
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No, Afghanistan is NOT a humiliating defeat.
We have heard a lot of overheated rhetoric about America suffering a humiliating defeat in Afghanistan. Among the many commentators are those who should know better than to characterise the end of the conflict as a humiliating defeat. When compared … Continue reading
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Bronze Age Mindset: for the credulous rubes, a waste of time and money
The “book” is a waste of time and money. I have read it and now wish I had read something else in the time it took to read it and write about it. Why read it? I read it for … Continue reading
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What Laura Field does not know about Claremont, a response.
In her essay, What the hell happenned to Claremont Institute (https://thebulwark.com/what-the-hell-happened-to-the-claremont-institute/) Laura Field has done an excellent job analysing Kesler’s, Anton’s, and Ellmer’s writing. Her work though focuses on the symptoms and less on the causes because she did not … Continue reading
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No, the storm will not change politics in Texas
This is what Texas wants. Texas knew about this risk and did nothing to prevent it. A similar storm in 2011 should have changed the industry or the regulators or even the public’s mind, but nothing changed. The politicians who … Continue reading
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Donate — Life After Hate
https://www.lifeafterhate.org/donate In this age of increased political polarisation, we can feel that we are powerless to change what is happening to society around us. When someone we know or love gets caught up in the polarisation, such as espousing racist … Continue reading
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Was 9/11 a state and local issue? Asking for a Coronavirus — Media Meditations
The President and Jared Kushner have indicated that any shortages in ventilators or medical equipment is the fault and responsibility of state and local authorities. They want the public to believe that it is not their fault that there is … Continue reading
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