Voyeurism Isn’t Good for the Soul (or Politics)

The scandal of the week involving Susanna Gibson is an indictment of our politics. Shame on us all for participating in it. HAMLET  Get thee ⟨to⟩ a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better my mother had not borne me: I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offenses at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do crawling between earth and heaven? We are arrant knaves ⟨all;⟩ believe none of us. Go thy ways to a nunnery. — William Shakespeare, “Hamlet” Act 3, Scene 1 (1601) Ophelia has given herself to Hamlet. Yet having placed her trust totally in […]

Who Are Those Rich Men North of Richmond?

VCU Wilder puts Youngkin at a more modest 49% approval rating, but that 57% number sure sounds better to the Wall Street Journal. First things are first. I’m almost certain you have heard Try That In a Small Town by Jason Aldean. Good for a week, right? If you want to hear true protest music? Allow […]

Milton Against the Book Burners

If even the greats of the Western Canon such as John Milton can’t convince those defending “good speech” over free speech, can anyone? I have always marveled at a time where Christianity is on the wane in America that the very same public which declares itself either agnostic or atheistic — the “nones” — has […]

How Much Has Inflation Really Gone Up Since 2021?

50% for food, 25% for energy — and it was all planned. How much longer should we tolerate it? Great news, товарищ! Inflation only rose 3.0%! Gas prices fell to a modest $3.69/gal! Celebrate Comrade Biden’s Glorious Four-Year Plan! Of course, if you’re not buying it? It’s probably because you can’t afford to… Here are […]