Opening a Can of Worms (or Chimpanzees)

I can distinctly recall that back in law school our class had occasion to discuss a case in which some purportedly enlightened individuals sought permission to sue the court on behalf of certain animals, the nature of which now escapes me. Suffice it to say that it was an environmental matter and the animals lost […]

Which Presidential Candidates Will Support a White House Council on Boys and Men?

fthr-snThere used to be a stigma in recent years toward forming male-only organizations, due to the perception they were sexist; excluding women for the benefit of men. But as boys and men are increasingly failing in so many areas -crime, violence, and education to name a few – […]

Larry Kudlow’s False Challenge to Hillary Clinton

Larry Kudlow is a man whom I generally respect. He has a good handle on matters of business and economics and therefore deserves attention. But sometimes even the best of us goof up. That was the case in Kudlow’s recent column in which he challenged Hillary Clinton to, as he put it, “Return to a […]

Duly Noted - Run For Peace?

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Does this sound like an admonition? Such as in “run for good health”. Since the writer has experienced the University of Oregon’s legendary Bill Bowermann, and since then has stuck to daily running and weight lifting interrupted by reading Russian, such a call would be […]

Jihad and Historic Revisionism

Some time ago I was out with a client here in Houston to rent their property. There were a couple of prospective tenants to visit the house that day. As it happened, the first was a woman of African background wearing robes and a veil. The client, from southeast Asia was not familiar with this […]

Forward to the Past

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Mike Shedlock had an intriguing column this last weekend about Detroit (and other major cities) installing streetcar systems, at seriously high costs, while technology marches forward, toward, he suggests, to driverless automobiles which may be the rapid transit of the future.

 

Whether or not such […]

Duly Noted - What is Wrong Here?

Duly Noted Those that peruse numerous news sources run into reports that cannot be true, should not be true, but that are, nevertheless, true. In time, a bouquet accumulates to be shared with those that can laugh even if it hurts.

The “EU is ready with sanctions […]

Reflections on Black History Month

 

America does not give up on those who do not give up on themselves. During this memorable Black History Month we must remember not to forget that Dr. Woodson wanted the month to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Those two figures are deeply embedded in Black History, but our […]

Prologue to new book: Prodigal Father Wayward Son

Co-founder of the men’s movement, former enfant terrible of American philosophers, bestselling author and trapeze artist: at age 83 Sam Keen is adding another layer to his already impressive resume: written with his son Gifford, Prodigal Father Wayward Son, is the definitive roadmap to reconciliation between fathers and sons. Intellectual Conservative has an exclusive […]

Pope Joins Blame-the-Fathers Chorus

absntfthersPope Francis recently commented on fathers and said many good things that would support shared parenting. He extols the “value of fathers” and laments that we have become a “society without fathers.” He pontificates, “The absence of the father figure in the lives of children and young […]

Old Fashioned The Movie: an Intriguing Attempt at Counter Marketing

A movie entitled “Old Fashioned” hits theaters this weekend. It is a romantic movie about an old fashioned (go figure) courtship. It is produced in part by the same company that produced “God’s Not Dead,” although judging by their website they don’t exclusively produce “faith based” films. An interesting aspect of the marketing of this […]

Duly Noted - Paradise as a Peril.

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How our favored myths can bring self-destruction.

This will only state the obvious, which we are inclined to overlook. We search for enlightenment by looking far from where we happen to be. Thereby we can miss what is in front of us.

The road from […]

Duly Noted - Jihad’s Ace Cards Unmasked

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Advanced societies find it difficult to respond to Islam’s fundamentalists. The credit is not due to the fanatics. Yes, the cards they hold are used ruthlessly and cleverly and they score spectacularly. However, the real super-weapon of the radicals is their victim’s mind-set.

Our professional […]

My 2014 Person of the Year

On last month’s Christmas special edition of The World Over Live, EWTN news director Raymond Arroyo offered his pick for 2014 Person of the Year: the persecuted Christians of the Middle East. I felt that this was a good choice because it highlighted the increasingly desperate situation of the ancient Christian communities in Iraq, Syria, […]

My “Ugly American” Moment Dwarfed by Obama’s

uglyamrcnSo ten years ago I am on a short excursion to Paris with my wife and we are in a small grocery store buying a few items. While we are checking out at the register, the cashier picks up the bananas I had laid on the counter, […]

Incest: The Next Frontier in ‘Reproductive Freedom’

Sodom GomorrahLike a plastic Piggly Wiggly bag fluttering about in the alley, those untethered from God’s natural law are violently tossed to and fro by the gusting winds of moral relativism. Jenny Kutner is one such Piggly Wiggly bag. A 20-something assistant editor at Salon.com, she describes […]

Duly Noted - The Web of Soothing Lies.

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A lesson from mankind’s experience is that all past generations have lived “interesting times.” Popular amnesia likes to lose sight of this, therefore, we think our day’s vicissitudes are unprecedented. That said it appears that we are departing from the cast of the past in […]

The Truth and Charlie Hebdo

charlie-hebdo-mahomet_2_There is an old adage that good humor contains at least a grain of truth. This is particularly true in the case of political humor, much of which is based on satire, and the magazine Charlie Hebdo was the French king of political satire. Nothing was safe from […]

An Egghead’s Advice to Conservative Political Activists

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The following is the transcript of a talk given to the Maryland Center-Right Coalition on January 8, 2015

Many of the people in this room are long-time political activists. I admire your dedication to the task. The countless hours that you spend: in planning sessions, cultivating […]

Duly Noted - Breaking With the Past?

Duly NotedForgiveness not met by regret implies subjugation.

 

The practical use of history is its distorted exploitation. This abuse accompanies the following discourse about the present.

 

Perceived developments that disturb the world order and our holiday peace produce sundry responses. Some are echoes of a […]

A Shock To The System

December 7, 2014 (73 years after the Day that will live in Infamy).Frans_Jager

 

We are all incredulous spectators to the dismal theatrics playing year after year in Washington D.C. sowing more and more mistrust and disgust in the minds of the American people. But where is […]

The Real Cowardice

 

In the wake of the continued drumbeat over “racism” as supposedly evidenced by recent incidents, including the Ferguson, MO shooting of Michael Brown is a marked failure in the so-called mainstream media for an accounting of what is really going on. Only a few dare […]

Joel Cairo’s Journal – December 16, 2014

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The news this week has been replete with coverage of the Sydney Australia terrorist incident. Beginning with the incident itself, then the Sydney police commissioner on jihad flag: “We’re still trying to work out what exactly it stands for” followed by the eventual raid on […]

The Cave In Begins

In our last episode yours truly suggested that Republican Party “leadership” might be set to betray the electorate and cave in to pressure from the left and the media, which would lead to essentially zero pushback against the present administration, despite candidate promises to the contrary. With the House of Representative’s approval of the so-called […]

When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles

islmpblcsclsThere was a recent scandal that, as much as anything else, illustrates the intellectual emptiness and moral ennui of the modern liberal man. It occurred in Britain but reflects a wider phenomenon; what can be said about it can be said about happenings in Sweden, France, Holland, […]










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