I Am Jack’s Banished Dog.

People with Aspergers might appear to not be interested in friendship, but the reality is we really desire them. The problem is that we don’t know how to do it and relationships bring a lot of stress to us because we are constantly guessing how to act and fearful we will make a mistake.

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Extreme Party Makeovers

I always enjoy reading political analyst Sean Trende at Real Clear Politics. What makes him interesting is that he tends to go against the conventional wisdom that is flying around the politisphere. This week, he written a three part series on the future of the GOP and true to form, he goes against the grain.

Think of the Children. Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Children.

Liberals have long thought Ronald Reagan and the GOP of that era as made up of nothing but selfish jerks. I don’t think that ever was the case- Reagan in many ways offered a conservative version of the common good; that Republicans were more than just people serving interests, but working together as part of a greater whole.

That drive and belief of being your brother’s keeper seems to be absent from today’s GOP.

On Conservative Strawmen

I’ve never really understood Michael Tomansky’s role at the Daily Beast other than to write screeds about how evil Republicans and conservatives are. I never had much love for pundits whose sole duty in life is to write column after column about how evil the other side is.  Ann Coulter and Michele Malkin do that…

Same-Sex Marriage: A Response

If all goes as planned tomorrow, Minnesota, where I reside will become the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage.  I’m sharing a post I wrote back in 2011.  It ended up on Frum Forum, David Frum’s old website and it was written in response to a fellow conservative author who criticized Frum for changing his…