I like Crooked Media. A lot. I listen to a lot of their pods several times a week– especially Pod Save America, Pod Save the World, and With Friends Like These. I’m obviously sympathetic to many of their goals, in particular, progressive social policies on LGBTQ and racial equality. Those are the foundation of my […]Read more "A Coalition of the Willing"
The National Review published a glowing personal profile of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos this month. It would be hard to find a less critical, more fawning piece of “journalism” if you tried. The obvious conflict of interest– her husband Dick DeVos is a trustee of the National Review Institute, which owns the National Review […]Read more "The Education of Betsy DeVos"
Max Boot is the latest former GOP operative to write a book explaining why they left the Republican party. Like David Frum, Bill Kristol, George Will, and Rick Wilson, the election of Donald Trump forced Boot to look at the ideological bubble he had long lived in and he came to some unsettling conclusions. Like […]Read more "Political Introspection"
The disappearance and suspected murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi might be the spark that finally lights the Saudi powderkeg the United States has been sitting on for decades. If you don’t know the story, check out the New York Times wonderful reporting on it. The ascension of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed […]Read more "The Saudi Problem"
Holding incompatible beliefs should give people pause. In American politics, it rarely does. Most people save this for the big picture issues– like being pro-life and pro-death penalty– but Dennis Prager isn’t most people. He’s a real-life troll. Prager, loyal hack that he is, sprang to the defense of Brett Kavanaugh with his usual combination […]Read more "Dennis Prager Believes in Redemption, Except for When He Doesn’t"
Today’s post is going to be a little different than my norm. Nothing historical or political. Instead, I wanted to write about something very personal. My home. I’ve been too busy to write much recently. My company is in a mad dash to finish as many projects for our client as possible before our contract […]Read more "Home (and Life) in Progress"
Enough ink has been spilled over the disastrous day Donald Trump had, seeing his campaign manager convicted of 8 felonies and his personal lawyer plea to helping the candidate commit campaign finance felonies to cover up affairs with adult entertainers, that I won’t bother piling on here. Instead, I’d rather think a bit about what […]Read more "Rebuilding Conservatism in a Post Trump World"