Category: Culture Wars/Current Controversies

The nagging mystery of Trump’s BS

By Damon Linker The Week Hearing former President Donald Trump insist in a new interview Wednesday that the “real” insurrection took place not on Jan. 6, 2021, but on Election Day 2020 — much like watching Republican officeholders trash-talking their colleagues to earn constituent applause and social-media attention — I’m […]

Thinking Beyond Roe

By Amy Littlefield, The Nation If Supreme Court rules as expected, a group of committed abortion rights supporters is ready to fight to “liberate abortion.” Jessy Rosales stood in front of the Supreme Court Building on Wednesday, holding a yellow circle printed with the words “I had an […]

The Rise of the New Stoics

By Michael Warren David, Spectator World Meet the new generation of social conservatives, not necessarily religious but trying to be good men. Every day around noon, a white pickup truck comes barreling down my street. It’s one of those big-boy toys: jacked-up suspension, aftermarket muffler, turbo…the works. It’s […]

Read Your Enemies

By James Walker Quillette With the passing of the idea of the canon into the dustbin of history, the notion of a “required reading” list for all humanity has become seen as something quaint. In our “post-postmodern” condition, even the idea of revising the canon, entering new masterpieces […]

America Without Abortion

By Matthew Walther, The American Conservative Of all the forms of divination condemned by the Church and rejected by our natural faculties of reason, logomancy is the most obviously absurd. Hobbes, the wittiest of English philosophers, tells us that words “are wise men’s counters, they do but reckon […]

The Betrayal of Roe

By Rebecca Traister New York Mag, Intelligencer The aftermath of the Supreme Court’s oral arguments this week on the fate of Roe v. Wade — in which a phalanx of right-wing justices made plain their disdain for the law — has been a festival of finger-pointing and recrimination […]