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Strangers in Our Strange Land


By Wayne Allensworth We are strangers in our strange-and-getting-stranger land. Alienation? That’s not quite what I’m thinking of, though what we see seems alien to any sane mind. The country is, in fact, largely unrecognizable, though flashes of our past appear occasionally in our collective line of sight. Landmarks remain, but they are glimpses of an exhibit at a museum. Unlike Moses, we are...

Eva Cassidy performs “Autumn Leaves”


By Wayne Allensworth Eva Cassidy may be the best singer many of you have never heard of, and she may become the best singer you have ever heard. She died too soon in 1996 at age 33 of melanoma. I was living in the DC area at the time, and Eva frequently performed in clubs around town, but I learned of her too late, after she had passed away. She had just begun to attract attention, and her...

The End of History or the History of the End?


By Wayne Allensworth I sometimes hear sane people comment that our “clown world” reality seems like a bad dream. True enough. Then they return to scrolling on their iphones and generally going about the empty business that constitutes so much of post-modern life. I’ve tried to put my finger on the surreal quality that permeates our daily lives, but it is as elusive as trying to catch a cloud. In...

Why We Need the Death Penalty: Manson Murderess Released From Prison


By R. Cort Kirkwood (The New American) If you want to know why the California Supreme Court’s ruling in 1972 that temporarily stopped the death penalty was such a disaster not only for crime victims but also for justice itself, the state’s Second District Court of Appeal has provided some insight. The court has freed Leslie Van Houten, who murdered Leno and Rosemary LaBianca on August 9, 1969...

I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Synodotalist


Apparently, the organizers of the Synod on Synodality have requested poems about the Synod. Weary at the prospect of yet more yakking about synodal governance and conforming the Church’s teaching on sexual morality and the nature of man to the latest demands of the Sexual Revolution, which have done wonders for the Church of England, I set the following lyrics to what Tom Lehrer called a...



By Tom Piatak I am too young to have seen Jim Brown play for the Cleveland Browns. Which means I am too young to have seen him play professional football, because the Browns are the only NFL team he ever played for. The Dirty Dozen star retired when he was still the best player at his position in football. Among the people I trust who did see him play, the consensus has never changed: this man...

Durham Report Shows Hate-Trump Bias Inside FBI


By R. Cort Kirkwood (The New American) Despite the leftist mainstream media’s best effort to hide the truth about the hate-Trump Russia Collusion Hoax hatched by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign team, the truth surfaced thanks to the investigation and prosecutions of Special Counsel John Durham. Clinton torpedoes paid for British spy Christopher Steele to manufacture his famous...

Carlson: Political Debate “Stupid”; Important Topics Undiscussed; Elites Getting Hysterical


By R. Cort Kirkwood (The New American) Tucker Carlson has spoken publicly for the first time since his departure from Fox News. He didn’t say anything about the remarkable move by the network — but he did say what most Americans intuitively know about modern political debate: Much if not most of it is pointless. That somewhat reprises the message in the speech he delivered at the Heritage...

Vanity Fair: Murdoch Fired Carlson Because of Prayer Speech


by R. Cort Kirkwood (The New American) Most leftist media speculated that Fox News fired Tucker Carlson for three reasons: a sexual harassment lawsuit; his commentary about the mostly peaceful protest at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2023; and the network’s almost $800 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. But Vanity Fair has offered a different one: During a...

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