Ralph ReilandHere’s a thought regarding tomorrow’s voting, from Samuel Adams (1722-1803), a leader in the movements that became the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the governor of Massachusetts from 1793 to 1797.

Antiquity book coverFor those readers with an interest in the intellectual roots of modern conservative thought, one may well describe Thomas Chaimowicz’s Antiquity as the Source of Modernity as “long-anticipated.” In fact, it is the last work to be published in the Transaction Library of Conservative Thought commissioned by the late Russell Kirk. Dr. Kirk’s introduction was penned 20 years ago (the German edition was published in 1985), and it highlights the significance of Chaimowicz’s work for conservative political discourse:

Chip WoodI read a very depressing statistic recently. In a nationwide poll, some 63 percent of adult Americans said they do not think they will be able to maintain their present standard of living much longer, much less improve it.

Candidates in televised debates usually find it hard to stay within the narrow time limits allowed for answers to questions from a moderator or panel member. But one question in Wednesday night's hour-long debate between gubernatorial contenders in New Hampshire had both candidates sounding like reincarnations of the late, great Calvin Coolidge.  The question was, should "gay" couples be allowed to be foster parents in New Hampshire?

Back in August 2010, Judge Vaughn Walker engaged in the increasingly-played tyrannical game: “Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool!” when with no other authority than his own high opinion of himself and his revolutionary view of what he’d like California and American law to become, he struck down California’s Constitutional Marriage Amendment (previously known as Proposition 8).