Legislative Burnout

Berlingske has been running a series on the work culture at our capitol of Christiansborg. Entitled “Is Christiansborg’s work culture sick?”,  the series was apparently launched because “a number of politicians, officials and journalists at Christiansborg have recently reported on a stressful work environment, which has not only led to sick leave among the elected…

What’s News

While down in the the west (see yesterday’s post) I bundled up a whole bunch of stuff I wanted to deal with on this blog. Maybe I’ll get to some of it and maybe I won’t in the days ahead, but it won’t be today. Because an article published on Berlingske yesterday demands my attention…

“Mr. Biden, Tear Down This Party…”

It’s gratifying to hear something you’ve been saying for years get said on the floor of the House of Representatives. During comments on a bill to remove certain statues from Congress yesterday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said a number of things I’ve said repeatedly on this blog, and have been saying for an even…

The Phantom Menace

G.K. Chesteron opens up The Superstition of Divorce with a passage I think I’ve already quoted somewhere on this blog: It is still in some strange way considered unpractical to open up inquiries about anything by asking what it is. I happen to have, however, a fairly complete contempt for that sort of practicality; for…

No Country for Bad Ideas

Under which circumstances would you say it’s appropriate to stone a man to death? What conditions would have to be fulfilled? What if your ideas about circumstances and conditions differed from mine: how would we determine which of us was right? If neither of our answers conformed to the generally accepted definitions of when it…

Liberalism in Peril

Today’s Berlingske features an opinion piece by Samuel Rachlin, with whose work I’m completely unfamiliar, entitled “A summit with a view to a little of everything: a turning point, doom, a big political miracle, or an historical nightmare.” It’s not particularly caustic one way or the other—in fact, on many levels this opinion piece seems…

A Tale of Two Silences

NOTE: This post was written before Biden and Putin met in Switzerland this afternoon, but not posted until after the meeting. Also: there will be no post tomorrow, Thursday: we’ll be back on Friday. I’d like to compare some apples and oranges. Yesterday I made what some people might consider too big a deal of…

The Restoration Will Be Unsourced

More and more damning information is coming about Dr. Fauci, the Wuhan lab leak theory, and the mechanics of statecraft applied to the suppression of scientific inquiry, even from some piously leftwing outlets. The border crisis continues unabated. Mere weeks after Eastern European hackers shut down a major gas pipeline and caused gas shortages across…

On the Sins of the Fathers

An article published on Berlingske.dk this afternoon doesn’t have much “news value” at first glance, but I’m glad to see it because I so desperately want Denmark not to follow America down the road to hell. The headline is “American elite university drops Latin and Greek to fight racism,” and that’s a straightforward summary of…

Racism II: Hygge Boogaloo

A mere eight days ago I published a post in which I said that “the concept of racism is getting such a workout these days that it’s beginning to lose all meaning out there in the wild, wild world of public discourse.” So I should have seen this coming: Hygge is not just warm blankets,…