Daily Archive: June 25, 2009

arrogance

“The religious right isn’t what’s wrong with the GOP. It’s the pervasive, unthinking, unreflective nationalism. It’s the arrogance of thrice-divorced adulterers reaching for the banner of traditional families, and it’s the arrogance of men...

Greetings from Calgary

Just a quick check in to say howdy to all and greetings from a very sunny and windy Calgary, AB.   Your intrepid blogger and the Misses will be attending Br. Scott’s wedding on Saturday. ...

another sanford quote

“The 2008 uprising of Birchers, hippies, and raw-milk enthusiasts that fueled Ron Paul’s quixotic bid for the White House was looking for a leader, and Sanford seemed to fit the bill. Now he’ll instead...

Queer Theory

PostRight is a neat group blog, but this latest entry has me baffled. The basic thesis seems to be that Jamie Kirchick is obsessed with Israel because he criticized the creepy anti-war group ANSWER...

Defending Soccer

Alex Massie does a capable job of smacking down this nonsensical critique of soccer. I’d only add that the structure of European football is one of the most inegalitarian in sport (see here and...

In search of realism

Given the recent uproar over this article defending the Iranian election results,* I think it’s important to distinguish between those of us who see a realistic, restrained foreign policy as the best way to...

a quote for the morning

“Conveniently, if not coincidentally, ‘sense of’ speak is also a great way to evade responsibility. We share in a strategically therapeutic conspiracy of vagueness. In a world where there are only senses of things,...