Amore

It’s been said that life is a gift horse. And I suppose that’s largely true for those equines still cantering outside the glue factory. Though it does have its challenges. Some we dutifully submit to history’s consideration within these pages. Others are relinquished to men of keener mind. Yet few are so pleasurably perplexing as…

The Anomaly

The GOP boasts an exquisitely effective sifting operation. Arrivistes with potential are ruthlessly vetted for only the most loyal AIPAC and corporate sycophants. Any others who percolate to the surface even murmuring about serving the interests of their constituents face a fusillade of orchestrated assaults. As a particularly egregious example, Thad Cochran’s behavior in the…

And Down Goes the First

I just may need another phone to destroy. Police investigate hate crime in Arkansas. No, not that hate crime in Arkansas. This one is serious. Actually far more serious than I’m letting on. Was it another phantom black church turned to ash? Another jewish swastika artist? No. It was a man talking outside a window.…

An Innocent Wall Suffers

Sometimes even profound inurement isn’t sufficient. Sometimes an act of malice penetrates even the thickest intellectual callus. And sometimes the one that stings is innocuous compared to so many other more egregious offenses. Though because it bore a brazenness novel to the moment, our customarily muted reaction is instead acute. This was my experience earlier…

A Riddle You Can Dance to

A local news asks: Does making Cincinnati the most immigration friendly city mean not enforcing the law? The linked article is written in that plodding “See Spot Run” style that so demonstrably warrants the premium of a professional journalist. This isn’t just base blogging buddy. Though in fairness, it’s almost certain that the submission of…

The Clan with Two Brains

A recent abstract offers an interesting conclusion: liberals and conservatives differ not just ideologically, but psychologically and perhaps even physiologically. And in one aspect in particular. “We argue that one organizing element of the many differences between liberals and conservatives is the nature of their physiological and psychological responses to features of the environment that…

Land of the Falling Charge

To the chagrin of globalist mandarins, it seems Japan is resolved to remain Japanese. Specifically, the Japanese Supreme Court declined to spelunk that country’s murky penumbras, and instead ruled that foreign residents were not due social welfare benefits from Japanese taxpayers. I find that to be a remarkable decision. Remarkable in that I can barely…

Designated Deity Drivers

Fort Wayne, Indiana: A woman was left vexed and a man in shreds last week when driver Prionda Hill decided to finish an essay for the Oxford Journal while en route to Pinky’s Nail Salon. Ms. Hill reportedly transferred control of the vehicle to her passenger, God, who is alleged to have assured Prionda, “I…

What If?

What if you were to learn that a generation hence there would be a political party which would not only compete but win in the city of Lagos–enjoying only 20% of the black vote? What if we were told that 20 years from now Israeli Labor could win elections in Tel Aviv garnering only 20%…

Call Donald Maloney

I have been told that there was a time before caller-ID, when shiftless young men would impotently amuse themselves making prank calls to hapless unfortunates. Reportedly, the Buddha to these votaries was an enigmatic wag calling himself Mark Knopfler. Whether he actually sidelined as the lead singer of Dire Straits was a mystery never unraveled.…