• Dust Thou Art

      Sheep Mountain, like a fallen tombstone, lay on the horizon under a sky thickening with gray cloud ribbons and white lenticulars. It was too cold for snow yet, and rain had not fallen for weeks in the mountains. The wind raised small storms of dust on the pale surface of the clay road and… Read More

  • The Humorous Mr. Trump

    True or not, an accepted fact seems to be that, beyond establishment Republicans, neoconservatives, Democrats, and other leftists, that class of Americans that most distrusts and dislikes  Donald Trump is suburban women—including those who voted for him in 2016– who, we told once and again every day of the week, are set to vote for… Read More

  • Is the Revolution REALLY Upon Us?

      “The revolution is upon us,” Mike Gonzalez, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation has warned, in an eponymous essay published September 4 by “Law and Liberty.” Mr. Gonzalez’s is one of several warnings to the same effect that I have read in the past week or so. Is it justified? Chesterton, in his… Read More

  • Who’s the Great Divider?

    Last Friday Mayor Wheeler of Portland released an open letter to President Trump rejecting his offer of federal help to restore order to his city. “We don’t need your politics of division and demagoguery. Portlanders are onto you.”Division…racism….Donald Trump is as often charged with the one as with the other: in the second case without… Read More