Roads to the Temple →
“The right to truth is equal to the right to life” - Vitaly Korotich, from Leon Aron’s “Roads to the Temple.” — Justin Green (@JGreenDC) June 5, 2012 I’m only 60 pages into Leon Aron’s new book, but it is superb. As a post-Glasnost child, reading the tale of the awakening of the Russian people is inspiring and — considering recent setbacks...
That Buzz Above Your Head →
My boss, Matt Lewis, cautioning conservatives against eagerly supporting the tendency of some on the right to prioritize security over liberty when it comes to the “War on Terror” There might not be a clear leap from indefinite detention to drones — or for that matter, the black helicopters fringe militia groups used to fear — but as politicians redefine the basic rights of American...
rationworld replied to your link: Fresh looks at an old argument Good decision. I do the same thing. Wordpress is awesome, and has many advantages. Post a link to your WP blog and I’ll follow you there too. Here’s a link to my WordPress blog
Fresh looks at an old argument →
Good morning, Tumblr! Also, this is my friendly notice that I’m moving my long form writing to WordPress: After having blogged for roughly 18 months on Tumblr, I’ve decided to create a presence on WordPress. Tumblr is a great platform — for some things. As my writing has matured, I’ve come to believe that Tumblr doesn’t have what I’d like for longer form writing. As such, my original work...
The Reactionary Mind --- by Corey Robin →
I just finished this up last night, and frankly, I’m not going to write up a lengthy review here. My boss will probably end up interviewing Robin for his podcast, so if and when that goes live I’ll be sure to let all of you know. As someone with conservative sensibilities — and, mind you, I’m also deeply influenced by two books of a similar title; one that established...
I’ve always had an optimistic view of divorce. My parents divorced amicably when...– Disgusting
Republicans are so preoccupied with defining the Constitution in terms that give...– National Review Sad, isn’t it?
[T]his may be where I dissent from the marriage equality movement leadership. I...– Sullivan smackdown
My Republican friends often ask me, incredulously, “But don’t you want to beat...– There’s a lot of days I can’t help but share Scott Galupo’s feelings on Romney. Today is one of those days. It’s not fun to identify with the old right and watch your nominee trample all over your core political values.
Counterterrorism officials insist this approach is one of simple logic: people...– So the message to civil liberties advocates is this: screw you. I’m the new Decider in Town.
On a frosty morning in January 1945, when I was 24, I was squatting more or less...– Walt Stromer, my Great-Uncle and a beautiful soul. Walt passed in 2005 from Lung Cancer - and never regained the sight that he lost that day in Bastogne. Growing up, I was always thrilled to have the opportunity to hear his war stories and tales from what felt like - at least to a kid like me -...
(And I’ll bet most of you thought this was going to be a hit piece on Elizabeth Warren - Rickrolled!) Andrew McCarthy has a piece up at National Review that seeks to label Chris Christie - New Jersey’s Republican governor - as “Not One of Us.” If you consider “One of Us” to mean that all Republicans - or, more specifically, conservatives - are the same, I...
It Was a Sack Lunch →
Japanese man has genitalia removed and people pay to eat it.
Considering members of Congress “on an individual basis,” Kerrey says, “you...– Good luck with that, Bob. (Seriously, this is an admirable idea)
Amazingly, Obama has declared that all the projects received funding “based...– Hope and Change, public equity style
Let's Get this Out of the Way →
I’m hardly thrilled, but consider this my grudging endorsement of Romney.
Ms. Warren, who checked the “white” box at the University of Texas before...– As the most prominent Social Justice blogger on Tumblr, I agree.
To preempt the inevitable trademark lawsuit when the Nebraska Athletic Department sues me for being so famous and taking their name, I’ve changed my blog’s name. Still your favorite HuskerRed, but from this moment forward, you shall call me JGreenDC. And yes, that is a gesture from the Hunger Games. Sue me.