The Best We Can Do: Freedom and Independence For America

Tim Gerrity: We may not always get what we want. We may not always get what we need. Just so’s we don’t get what we deserve! –True Colors, 1991 Do you ever get the feeling we’re getting exactly what we deserve? As the Crisis deepens, 13ers will feel little stake in the old order, little …

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Mike Flynn, Chip Gerdes, and Andrew Breitbart at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, August 2011. Photo courtesy Jeremy Segal
Mike Flynn, RIP

When the BBC called Brexit for LEAVE at about 12:30 a.m. CDT today, I thought first of my friend Mike Flynn. Mike had a keen sense of history. He put the Tea Party movement into proper perspective, as he did with all events. Mike kept us from overstating both the Tea Party’s effect and its potential. …

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Irish, Jewish, Gay

Richard Brookhiser called the moment’s start, and I called its death. But before we get into that, are you as surprised as I am about Zuckerberg’s war on gays? You would think that a jihadist attack on a gay nightclub would trigger an anti-terror backlash against Islamic terrorists, would you not? Anti-Gay Jihad Instead, America’s …

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This will only take a minute

It’s unlikely you read Hennessy’s View and not The Gateway Pundit, but there’s always the chance. This morning, just as I was taking a break to catch up on news, I got a text from a friend that drew me to a particular post on GP. The headline:  After the Pulse Club Massacre, It’s Time …

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Two Faces of Memorial Day

The god of Memorial Day is Janus, looking to the future as well as the past. Memorial Day looks back, but it also warns of something coming. The list of war dead is incomplete. It always will be. Each generation looks at its wars and finds something final, but the end never comes. Memorials never …

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Safe Sex for Alcohol and a Condom for Your Liver – Podcast

Let’s regress in time to the 1980s. Remember C. Everett Koop, the Surgeon-General who launched the Safe Sex movement? Koop wanted to curtail the spread of AIDS. The Safe Sex movement started slowly and originally focused on non-monogamous gay men. By 1987, though, everyone was doing it. (Or not doing “it” as the case may be.) …

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I’m trying to write the truth

I was a pretender. In 2012, I pretended I believed Mitt Romney would win. But I knew better. I just didn’t have the heart to tell the truth to the volunteers banging doors and working call lists from our election office in South County. But I knew Romney would lose. I suspected the GOP would …

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Belated Gipper Birthday Post

I re-read Ronald Reagan’s announcement speech the other day. Delivered November 13, 1979, these are the words that launched the greatest presidency of my lifetime. Notice the natural humanity in Reagan’s words. He didn’t browbeat people with abstract concepts like the Constitution or liberty. Instead, he spoke about the real lives of ordinary Americans. And …

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