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Saturday, March 29, 2008

William F. Buckley’s Duel With the Left, Continued

George Shadroui, on the Intellectual Conservative website, gives us another installment describing the petty hostility conservatives confronted in the lonely days of liberal hysteria over the Vietnam War.

Read Crossing Swords: Gore Vidal: Politics as Personality.

Can Government Fix the Over-Built Housing Market?

Why did we get a massive over-building of single family homes and a plethora of bad mortgage loans?

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 03/29 at 01:10 AM
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Friday, March 28, 2008

Do States Still Have Constitutional Rights?

Melanie Wooten raises some important questions.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Liberals Reject Abstinence Education

Evidence suggests that pre-marital sexual abstinence and marital fidelity reduce illegitimate births, abortions, and divorces.  Democrats will have none of it.

Read ScrappleFace’s full report.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Rejecting Our Unwritten Constitution

John Adams expressed it forthrightly.  A nation of limited, constitutional government can succeed only when its citizens are self-regulated by a common understanding regarding morality and rules of social conduct.  In the United States, from its founding era until the 1970s, that common understanding was the Judeo-Christian religious ethic that was the substance of Western civilization.

R. R. Reno, on the First Things website, describes the vast, and deleterious, change that befell the nation in the 1970s.

Fed Fuels Inflation: More Evidence

Read today’s Wall Street Journal editorial.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 03/24 at 02:36 PM
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Senator Obama and Christian Love

Distressing remarks from the Senator’s pastor have been hashed and rehashed, but something more needs to be said.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Good News From the Graveyard!

Jesus is Risen!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Liberals’ Wall Street Pirouette

Liberals blaming the takeover of Bear Stearns on capitalism is akin to blaming the homeowner if someone sets fire to his house.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 03/22 at 11:32 PM
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Friday, March 21, 2008

Bill Buckley in the Beginning

William F. Buckley, Jr’s., early clashes with liberal-progressive intellectuals illuminates the difficulty of the role that he played.