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And What Happened After the Codeine Kicked In

moving-truck January 15, 2014
I’m in one of those ridiculous backless hospital gowns.
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Real Presences

smart phone December 30, 2013
Hidden Springs Lane. What’s the deal with Smart Phones? Go to any public gathering and most of the young people (and some of the not-so-young) are clearly more interested in their phones than they are with you. Now right off…
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The Neighborhood Bar and the Chief End of Man

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There they sit, attractive in their way.
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Bar Jester Five-O

heartfire November 20, 2013
What does a man do at the half-century mark? What he damn-well pleases.
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Allen Tate, Flannery O’Connor, Michael Sandel on Money, and More

November 15, 2013
Allen Tate’s Stand, Flannery O’Connor’s Southern Catholicism, Michael Sandel on the Limits of Money, Voegelin on Gnosticism, Burke on Law and Morality, a Paleo-Libertarian Critique of Statism, Nietzsche and Natural Law . . .  Anamnesis Journal has just…
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Decentralism, the Folly of John Marshall, Lincoln Lust, and More

November 15, 2013
Centralization and How to Fight It; “Conservatives” Who Love Lincoln; the True Bill of Rights; the Folly of a John Marshall America; and Zuckert’s Unsupported Lockeanism. . . Many important political, legal, and historical issues have been discussed at Nomocracy
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The Bar Jester Suffers a Shearing—And the Telephone’s to Blame

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Rivers of sweat cascade from my armpits.
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Anti-Federalists, Custom, Calhoun, Natural Law, and More

October 30, 2013
The Anti-Federalist Constitution, Freedom & Civility or Why Custom Is as (or More) Important than Law, John C. Calhoun and the Constitution, Defining the American Political Tradition, Nomocracy in the Bible, a Moderate Approach to the Relationship Between Natural and
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Repatriation Ain’t Easy

hornbek-homestead October 30, 2013
Freddie Mac wants me to drop my pants.
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Longing for Home Over Glory: An Artful Interpretation of the Epic Poems by Homer and Virgil

Aeneas_Creusa_Louvre_OA7554 October 17, 2013
Dramatic paths to glory are viewed with skepticism in our modern democratic age. As Tocqueville suggests, “amongst democratic nations ambition is ardent and continual, but its aim is not habitually lofty; and life is generally spent in eagerly coveting small…
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Conservatism: What’s Wrong with it and How Can We Make it Right?

Grant_Wood American_Gothic September 18, 2013
This is my contribution to ISI’s symposium, Conservatism: What’s Wrong with it and How Can We Make it Right? In one sense, there is nothing wrong with conservatism. The principles remain; reality has not changed. The problem lies in the…
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Chicken Aioli: What It Is Now

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Mr. Freezer, meet Mr. Martini glass.
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Baconations on a Theme

baconweave August 27, 2013
Misery, misery, sonofabitch of all miseries!
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On the Right Side of Progress–Or the Left

Tree 1 August 14, 2013
My road isn’t wide enough for people who don’t live on it.
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The Dumb-Ass Bar Jester: He Got Him a Plan

E.E. Lawson July 2, 2013
Who could resist—especially at that price?
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Slouching Toward Methlehem

methhouse June 11, 2013
Luck's got nothing to do with it.
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