Category Archives: Social Issues

It’s Worse Than You Think

Many – if not most – Republican voters are hampered in their long-term thinking by a short-term misconception: replace Barack Obama with Gingrich or Paul or Romney or Santorum or even Zombie Reagan on November 6 and it will be … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Approbation

The REAL reason behind the push for same-sex marriage The lovely and ever-gracious Nicole e-mailed me yesterday evening in search of a serviceable response to the argument that, by opposing same-sex marriage, one posits an argument that is both invalid … Continue reading

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What It Was, Was Not Football

America has been rocked by the news of pedophilia in the football locker room of Penn State University, where living legend, Coach Joe “Joe Pa” Paterno  strode the sidelines for 47 years. After this week he will pace the sidelines … Continue reading

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Proposition 26: A Question of Personhood

This coming Tuesday here in Mississippi, an amendment to the state constitution will come up for a vote, triggering  alarm bells across country, reminiscent of klaxon aboard a nuclear submarine you might see in a movie: AHHHOOOOOOOGAAAAHHHHHH! BATTLE STATIONS!!! Liberals … Continue reading

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How New Jersey Became a Basket Case – Part 1

In Henry Mancini’s Shady Dame of Seville are the following lyrics: “The rest of the tale’s not a pretty one/Pity one isn’t for sale.” It’s an appropriate epitaph for New Jersey – the fifth smallest state that was once both … Continue reading

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What Mad Dervish Do Monsters Dance?

I had to read the headline a second time and the story itself three times before it began to penetrate my consciousness, like Burgundy wine from a spilled glass that floods a white linen tablecloth and then soaks into the … Continue reading

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When the Victim Celebrates the Crime

It isn’t often the victim of third degree rape and a third degree sexual act might be inclined to actually celebrate being violated and sexually abused according to the law – but then we no longer live in the 1950s, … Continue reading

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Conservatism and the Social Issues: Abortion

It is still fashionable among the RINO set – and even in the ranks of conservatives and certain conservative groups – to avoid any serious discussion of the so-called social issues, including abortion and gay marriage. It is a position … Continue reading

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