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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Attorney General Barr Speaks up for Religious Liberty

 

AG BarrOn Friday, 12 October 2019, Attorney General Barr spoke at Notre Dame Law School. Notre Dame Law School advertises itself as America’s oldest Roman Catholic law school:

At the nation’s oldest Roman Catholic law school, students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to broaden their social, spiritual, and personal lives while honing their intellectual and professional skills to serve the good of all.

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According to Michael Malice, The New Right is a loosely connected group of individuals united by their opposition to progressivism, which they perceive to be a thinly veiled fundamentalist religion based on egalitarian principles dedicated to world domination via globalist hegemony. He wrote the book on it, because he watch it develop. He and Bridget […]

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In her latest podcast, D.C. McAllister (@dcmcallister) speaks of her recent experiences on Twitter and calls for conservatives to carry on the fight in the culture war. Conservatives must never back down against the left’s relentless assault on marriage, the family, religion, and other traditional institutions that are the bedrock of America’s greatness. More

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In hearing about the latest outrage, with the young boys waiting for their bus after the March for Life in Washington, D.C., I had to look up another “new” word. Apparently, this is part of the process of hate that has permeated our culture in this modern world. Doxxing: (from dox, abbreviation of documents) or […]

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I co-host an alternative music radio show and podcast called Suburban Underground (it’s on all the podcast apps, FYI. Here’s the iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/suburban-underground/id1173099110?mt=2). My co-host (a former Ricochet member) and I have been thinking a lot about the accusations of cultural appropriation being lobbed from time to time at various artists, most hilariously at Bruno […]

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Anecdotal evidence, especially from Twitter, suggests that the American Right and Left reacted to the Ford/Kavanaugh Senate hearings in the following three ways:

  1. Both tribes generally thought that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was believable and sympathetic. Most seemed to feel bad for her, even wishing that she didn’t have to expose herself in this way.
  2. The right essentially had the same response to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony. It made sense that he would be angry, but even more so, if he was innocent he should have been angry.
  3. The left universally seems to have found Kavanaugh’s testimony to not only be unsympathetic but on some level an indictment of him personally.

Basically Dr. Ford was met with near-universal empathy but Kavanaugh was a like a thermometer for partisanship. This outcome wasn’t terribly surprising to most conservatives. But does it have an explanation beyond tribal loyalties?

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On Saturday, the totally organic, Democrat #Resistance, 2018 midterm, get-out-the-vote effort rallied nationwide – with fleets of third-party chartered buses carrying protesters, with protesters carrying mass-manufactured “March for our Lives” signs, and with the radical Left’s new Little Rascals entertaining the crowds with Castro-era, Cuban revolutionary outfits and snappy, full-arm extension, power-fist salutes. However, now […]

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I went digging through my archives of my early (1990s) internet postings and found a hand-coded artifact from the moment (date uncertain) in the 1990s when I first thought the term “secular supremacy/supremacist” was an accurate and useful description. Again, this was written in the 1990s, long before SJW was a thing. The occasion was […]

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Once upon a Thursday evening, with spirit spent and eyeballs bleary,

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And it is more than that: conservatives are expected to both tolerate and celebrate progressive views. They expect this because progressives have framed their position in moral terms: anyone who disagrees with us is bad, bad bad. Bad dog! Therefore one sheepishly gets on the progressive bandwagon. Here are a few ideas to help the […]

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I suppose many of us who are tired of intellectuals’ claptrap are either already fond of the following anecdote, or will be fond of it once we’ve read it:

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Conservatives everywhere have a new icon. For those who haven’t been following, there’s a fellow up in America’s barren northern tundra (aka Canada) known as Dr. Jordan Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, who has been making waves with his stand against the ominously named Human Rights Commission’s intention to outlaw […]

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Three days ago, my wife and I were on a driving tour of the Black Hills. We spent the night of Sept. 2 in Rapid City. Once at the motel, I opened my travel humidor and pulled out a very special cigar. In Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged, cigarettes of a unique brand were used […]

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There are many reasons the Right is losing the culture war and one of them is risk aversion. When one hears of “helicopter parenting”, it is often in reference to physical risks. Don’t eat that snack that touched the floor — it could make you sick! Don’t ride your bike through the woods — you […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Counter Narrative: Are We Winning?

 

Over on NRO, The Three Martini Lunch’s Jim Geraghty argues that maybe — just maybe — conservatives are doing better on the kulturkampf than we’ve credited.

Allow me to throw out a theory, that I’m not entirely sure I believe myself. It came up in a conversation with Liz Sheld last night; think of this assertion as playing Devil’s Advocate: In 2016, the Right is winning the culture wars. […] 1. Notice what Target stores just did [regarding bathrooms]. […] 2. Caitlyn Jenner’s reality show ‘I Am Cait’ just got canceled. […] 3. One can argue whether the all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot needed or deserved to be a cultural flashpoint. […] 4. In the past year, hard-line Leftist activists appeared to win every fight on college campuses, demanding “safe spaces,” shouting down contrary voices, intimidating professors and administrators and generally turning universities into temples of Political Correctness, a twisted rejection of free expression and free exchange of ideas. But the New York Times reports that the students forgot one key group that keep the wheels of colleges turning: alumni. […] 5. The University of Missouri, where the high-profile, racially-charged student protests gave the school a reputation that is deterring interest in potential students. [… and] 6. Gawker is shutting down.

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Hurrah for the Christian Science Monitor. Yes, old-fashioned journalism still exists, hidden away in back corners of the mass media world. My favorite media critics at GetReligion brought my attention to a series on current issues in religious liberty. This is a series of articles that covers a lot of territory. Along the way they […]

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“All art intuitively apprehends coming changes in the collective unconsciousness.” -Carl Jung For 100 years art has been applied as an ideological tool to tear apart the foundations of reality. Now, after a century of devastating folly, there are signs the rituals of deconstruction have hit their expiration date.  More

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I am proud to be a part of Taliesin Nexus and I encourage all emerging filmmakers, storytellers, novelists, and nonfiction writers to learn more about and apply, for free, to the following programs at http://talnexus.com All of the programs are free of charge to participate in. You just have to display some chops as a […]

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Watching someone en route to victory at a big-city marathon, you’re liable to hear a tv commentator say “He makes it look so easy”. In fact, it shouldn’t be surprising that the winner makes it look easy. What would be surprising is the guy finishing last making it look easy. “Surprising” would be a marathon […]

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