The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

How Can @KirstenPowers10 Ever Abandon Her Idolatry of Equality?

Betsy Childs at First Things: In a column called “Conservative Christians Selectively Apply Biblical Teachings in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate,” Kirsten Powers and Jonathan Merritt accuse Christians who refuse to provide goods and services for gay weddings of being hypocritical cherry pickers. According to their argument, consistency dictates that vendors who refuse to bake cakes for gay weddings should […]

Why Keep Feeding the Gay-Rights Tiger, Hoping to Be Eaten Last?

One of the things we must understand about the Left is the essentially totalitarian nature of their ambitions. There is no logical stopping point on the progressive road to the Utopia of Equality that they insist is always ahead of us, a destination never reached. Grant all their demands today, and they will return tomorrow […]

Shirley Temple Black, R.I.P.

Before there was Dance Moms, before the Disney Channel became the incubator of young show-biz talent, there was Shirley Temple: Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, precocious and determined little girl in the 1930s sang and tap-danced her way to a height of Hollywood stardom and worldwide fame that no other child has reached, […]

The ‘Emerging Awareness’ Continues

Same-sex marriage was illegal in all 50 states as recently as 2003. That was the year in which Justice Anthony Kennedy invoked the “emerging awareness” doctrine in the Supreme Court’s Lawrence v. Texas ruling: In all events we think that our laws and traditions in the past half century are of most relevance here. These […]

Family Values as a Math Problem

While reading Professor William Jacobson’s take on the Utah polygamy decision, I noticed that in the comments, someone had linked a Census Bureau report that included this odd sentence: The proportion of one-person households increased by 10 percentage points between 1970 and 2012, from 17 percent to 27 percent. Uh, no: The proper way to […]

Feminists Fear the Republican Uterus

“Feminism is the theory; lesbianism is the practice.” — Ti-Grace Atkinson, 1971 “The political economy of socialist feminism establishes that, in contemporary society, women suffer a special form of exploitation and oppression.” — Allison Jaggar, 1988 “Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice.” — Andrea Dworkin, 1989 Professional athletes can spawn with […]

Lena Dunham and the Politics of Vagina

“If you’ve ever watched Girls or have been aware of the things Lena Dunham says, you’d see a portrait of narcissism and entitlement. … “It is the idea that the women on the show are entitled to men wanting them. Despite any flaw — whether it be physical, emotional, or a lack of accomplishments — they are owed a relationship […]

Marriage, Success and Feminism

Bradley Wilcox has an excellent article at The Atlantic showing the data that correlates marriage to economic outcomes for children. This is reminiscent of one of the most best articles ever published by The Atlantic, Barbara Dafoe Whitehead’s 1993 “Dan Quayle Was Right.” You may remember the controversy referenced in the title: Vice President Quayle […]

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