They still haven’t answered the question.
“You’re driving under a suspended license.”
Before the symposiums, before the conferences and reports and op-eds, before any of the hand-wringing as to how they ignored the story of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, alleged mass murderer and abortionist, reporters can do one thing.
The election of Pope Francis has left some on the left a little disarmed. For decades they have been calling for a pope who is humble and cares about the poor. Now that they have one, they will finally be forced to admit that for them, true liberation has nothing to do with “social justice” --- it’s always been about sex. Some on the left want human sexuality put in the service of political revolution, and want that Freudian-Marxist dream validated by the culture at large --- including the Catholic Church.
What if Barack Obama is not, as conservatives think, the recrudescence of Stalinism, or, as liberals shout, the messiah?
The parallels are obvious. How sad but unsurprising that they don’t see them. Chris Hughes, the new owner of the liberal magazine the New Republic, is that magazine’s new Stephen Glass. Glass, of course, is the notorious fabulist who made up, then published, at least three dozen fake stories in the New Republic in the late 1990s. Glass got away with it because he was surrounded by fellow journalists who cared more about looking hip and cool than the truth.
For me, a reversion to Catholicism was always a kind of selfish matter. I wanted freedom. And Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would become Pope Benedict XVI, gave it to me.
It’s time for conservatives to just admit it.
Will gun-control advocates join this year’s March for Life?
The media is still having fun kicking Mitt Romney, even more than a month after the election, and their obsession has become bizarre if not inexplicable. Romney represents success, procreation, decency and financial competence, all the things the left hates --- in or out of election season. But because in their hearts they know these are good things, liberals just can’t let Mitt go. It’s like the creepy loser in high school who can’t stop talking about the quarterback --- even after the quarterback has graduated.
You can’t really be a compassionate person, or fully understand yourself, or even master basic logic, unless you read the classics of philosophy and Western literature. It also helps to be a Christian.
I’m sorry. I just can’t listen to them anymore.
Now that she’s 14, maybe Malia Obama needs to start causing trouble. As a service to the country.
The Beatles. Joan of Arc. Abraham Lincoln.
As the nuclear dust settles following the election, conservatives seem in disarray. However, the routing offers a real opportunity if the right is willing to seize it: the opportunity to create powerful and long-lasting art that can actually win people to our side.
Back in February, I wrote a piece for The Daily Caller telling conservatives that we need to get ready to lose the culture war. That moment has now arrived.
“You got the place to yourself,” the cop said, laughing.