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Daily Archives: November 9th, 2012

A Fantasy World vs. Reality

  MARY writes: Conversion is like stepping across the chimney piece out of a Looking-Glass world, where everything is an absurd caricature, into the real world God made; and then begins the delicious process of exploring it limitlessly.                —– Evelyn Waugh Waugh’s words seem especially fitting this week […]

The New Meaning of “Husband”

  MR. TALL writes: Like many others, I’ve not been feeling very chipper the past couple of days. My gloom was deepened yesterday morning when reading through some news headlines on The Daily Mail site. It occurred to me that in many contexts the only place you will now see the word ‘husband’ used is […]

Feder on “Mitt the Mild”

  DON FEDER has a very good column on the election results. He argues that Romney’s exclusive focus on jobs, his failure to fight aggressively on many other issues and his overall mushiness were decisive. He writes: [W]hen the campaign began in earnest after Labor Day, it was all jobs, jobs, jobs, deficits, deficits and deficits. […]

A Snapshot of Congressional Realities

  PROPH writes: Behold Tammy Duckworth, Democratic Congresswoman elect for Illinois’ 8th district and a relatively comprehensive symbol of the sickness of the present age.

Race Was Not the Key Factor in Romney’s Defeat

  JESSE POWELL writes: Even though it is clear that non-whites vote Democratic much more than whites do, it is also true that the racial make-up of the states that voted for Obama is not that much different from the states that voted for Romney. In actuality, the racial make-up of the states that Obama […]