God is smashing idols

Today, at 12:00 pm, Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. And in that moment, a thousand feverish MAGA dreams died. Trump did not, before he left the White House, declassify and release any trove of documents dishing dirt on the deep state and his political enemies. The military amassed …

No, these Capitol rioters are NOT Antifa or BLM. Here’s the proof.

My social media feed is packed with fellow conservative activists and acquaintances who believe they have uncovered "the truth" about a couple of the most visible rioters from the Capitol today: they weren't MAGA supporters; they're really Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) agent provocateurs! Dozens of my friends have posted photos "proving" that these …

The humorlessness of our politics is driving us mad

Author's note: This ambitious essay was intended to be published prior to the U.S. election. However, I was unable to find a venue for publication for something of this scope. As the thoughts expressed remain in many ways as (indeed, if not more) relevant as when I wrote them, I am publishing the piece after …

No, new CDC data don’t prove Covid is a “hoax”. Here’s why.

Candace Owens' claim this morning that newly released CDC data proves that the coronavirus pandemic is a "hoax" is not supported by the data. In the post, she writes, "94% of American coronavirus deaths had underlying conditions like heart disease. Less than 10,000 Americans died from Coronavirus alone." https://www.facebook.com/realCandaceOwens/posts/4264856060252229 If my own Facebook feed is …

If people are confused and angry at the mixed messaging on Covid right now, don’t be surprised

Ontario, Canada is still officially in a state of emergency. In this province you are not allowed to gather in groups larger than five. If you violate this order, you risk a fine of hundreds, or even thousands of dollars. And yet, on Friday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was photographed kneeling in the middle …

His light was always on – a tribute to Dr. Patrick Keats

There are certain people in our lives who we unconsciously come to expect will always be there. They are the ones who always have been there. The stable ones. The rock-like ones. The buttresses, who quietly go about the business of holding things together, without ever drawing attention to themselves. For the very many of us who …

Turns out ‘The Benedict Option’ is a hoax

I was a little mystified, having finished reading The Benedict Option (TBO), to discover not only that the book turns out to be in many respects an elaborate – albeit well-intentioned and probably evangelically useful – practical joke, but also that so few seem to have noticed that author Rod Dreher himself admits as much about halfway …