Monthly Archives: August 2011

I Smell Burning Straw

State’s rights candidate? Not Rick Perry MARK BROWN mbrown@suntimes.com August 27, 2011 12:10AM Updated: August 28, 2011 2:27AM Let’s all take our hats off (cowboy hats preferably) to Texas Gov. Rick Perry for his decision Friday to pledge his fealty … Continue reading

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I Thought of Whiskey

Within these cultural regions, new ethnic groups and religious denominations have emerged; but the old regional identities [referring here to the subject of the four main folkways discussed in this book, Albion’s Seed] themselves remain remarkably strong…But attitudes also differed … Continue reading

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Did the writers at “The Onion” consult Professor Murray?

…The combination of qualities that enabled Nicklaus to win 18 majors and has enabled Woods to win 14 is freakish. To take just one example, Woods has an astonishing record of sinking difficult putts at critical moments, including on the … Continue reading

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The people you meet in County Jail…

Suspect held on $5 million bond after Gurnee slaying, stabbing By Beth Kramer and Rosemary Sobol; Sun-Times Media August 19, 2011; 12:01PM An 18-year-old Waukegan man is being held in lieu of $5 million bail, charged with fatally stabbing a … Continue reading

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Does Anyone at The New Republic Understand Catholicism?

Throughout much of history, at the heart of every village, town, and city in Europe, there laya dead body. This was not the mystical body of Christ, symbolically consumed by his followers in the sacred rite of mass. […] Relics … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Community

For my own part, I am convinced now more than ever that another aspect of the debilitating isolation felt by the Breiviks of this world is the loss of subsidiarity. Burke’s famous passage regarding the “little platoons” neatly captures what’s … Continue reading

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The Word You Meant To Use Archbishop, Is “Illegal”

The bishops of Alabama have joined with local Episcopal Church and Methodist officials in taking legal action against immigration legislation scheduled to come into effect on September 1. The law makes it illegal to “encourage or induce an alien to … Continue reading

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