Daily Archive: May 16, 2012

Conservatism Isn’t Radical—It’s “Modular”

 Though the post-Lugar media tide has subsided, the American Right’s growing radicalism is still a leading theme of American political coverage. Even before Lugar’s unceremonious exit from public life, the Tea Party and other...

Aesthetic Preference is a Recognition of Craftsmanship

Something David Ryan wrote about dark art and wanna-be-sophistos has had me thinking for a while – first about whether valuing civility and the desire not to offend keep us all trapped in a...

Why I am not an attachment parent

Time Magazine deliberately started an uproar with its cover photo of a woman confrontationally breastfeeding (seriously, if you can breastfeed confrontationally, she’s doing it) a preschooler. And so the backlash against attachment parenting begins....

Poli-Sci 101 : Hunter S. Thompson Edition

by Sam Wilkinson Once, I was a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Political Science, a stupid idea for at least a thousand different reasons, perhaps most importantly my aversion to political science in...

The Knock Down, a Place-holder

(Previously: The Knock Down, Part 1 and Part 2) I am a morning writer; a cup of coffee, sitting in bed with my laptop. But as we crash on the boat time’s been short,...