Category Archives: Belonging to the emperor

The North Carolina Redtrucks

Professional sports are important. You may scoff at this—dismiss them as “mere” entertainment—but the fact of the matter is that the NBA, the NFL, and whatnot are huge industries that bring pleasure to many people. They are—like symphony orchestras and … Continue reading

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R-E-S-P-Etc.

In “The Performance of Transgender Inclusion” history professor Jen Manion disparages the new practice in academic meetings and the like of going round the room asking everyone their preferred gender pronoun. Though well-intentioned, Manion argues, this ends up being a … Continue reading

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The Evergreen Idiocracy

A purple-highlighted passage from Carl Sagan’s 1996 book The Demon Haunted World made the rounds of social media recently. In it Sagan expresses concern for a future in which people have chosen ignorance over reason, and some have taken this … Continue reading

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Beers with the Boss

What presidential candidate would you rather have a beer with? Continue reading

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Blog

“Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice” is a brief missive from the Woke-o-sphere that drifted across my Facebook feed earlier today. In it QTPOC1 Frances Lee complains that liberal activist circles often exhibit a variety of group-think, dogmatism, … Continue reading

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Wokespeak

In“What Makes Call-Out Culture So Toxic” writer and community organizer Asam Ahmad observes that some of his fellow cultural leftists are too willing to engage in shouting matches online and cautions them to remember that political opponents are people too. Ahmad … Continue reading

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Everyday Heroes’ Lives Matter

If an adult man with diminished mental capacity sits down in the middle of the street, acting confused and belligerent, it might be necessary to call the police. Ideally, the police would calm the person and get him out of … Continue reading

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