Tag Archives: Compassionate Conservatism

Not More of the Same

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 – President Obama spoke to the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars – in Pittsburgh this time. It was what everyone expected. The Iran deal makes sense. The military option is not the only … Continue reading

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The Third Bush

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith “There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in … Continue reading

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The Good Conservative

After six years of Barack Obama, conservatives have managed to give themselves a bad name. If Obama was for it, they were against it, even if they were for it in the first place – the individual mandate in the … Continue reading

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A Day of Impossible Advice

Hollywood is a tiresome place and sometimes enough is enough, and this was the day the real world of normal people had had enough of Lindsay Lohan – Los Angeles Superior Judge James Dabney sentenced her to ninety days in … Continue reading

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Leadership in the Absence of Followers

Out here in Los Angeles it’s been an odd year for the Lakers, for those who follow basketball. The superstars – Kobe and the rest – are getting old. It’s a young man’s game. And Phil Jackson is gone – … Continue reading

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Always Hoping for the Best

When Samuel Johnson spoke, in scorn, of the triumph of hope over experience, he had something quite specific in mind – he was speaking of men who chose to marry for a second time. They should know better. Such things … Continue reading

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The Inevitable New Nihilism

Nihilism comes naturally to pretentious adolescents – everything is just wrong, and everyone (else) is so stupid, and nothing will ever get better. So there’s nothing to do but be sarcastic and cynical and dismissive. But chicks dig guys who … Continue reading

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