Fox bids goodbye to their X-Men universe with their second crack at the Dark Phoenix storyline. While this attempt fares better than their first, this time, the franchise comes up empty once again.
Obviously, I didn’t hit my goal. But now understanding the challenge I took on and how woefully unprepared I was for it; I am pleased with the race. And I’ll be back to try again, maybe in a few years, but this will not be the only marathon I ever run.
This matchup could not be better, as both teams have their respective strengths and weaknesses and they match-up well with one another. The Finals could go either way and if both teams play the way I expect, this will be the most exciting NBA Finals series since 2016.
However, I think the problem with the sequels is much deeper than irreverence or unoriginality. The problem with the sequels is the main story, the Resistance versus First Order, more personally Kylo Ren against Rey, just isn’t compelling.
Beyond absolving the legislature of their oaths to the Constitution by putting that question entirely in an unaccountable Supreme Court, a third argument against judicial review is laid out in Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man.
History tells us that caution and patience are virtues. The Alabama law throws both to the wind, accomplishing little in practice except giving ammunition to those who seek to maintain abortion. It is a warning that we in the anti-abortion movement are ready to fight. However, I am less concerned with fighting than winning, and the Alabama ban is not how we are going to do that.
I know the answer from experience. For six and a half weeks, I went vegan. No meat, no dairy, and no eggs. I replaced cow’s milk in my fridge with almond milk, Goldfish with peanuts, and beef shawarma with falafel as my meal for the drive back to school.
"Some people move on, but not us." The wait is over. Avengers: Endgame is here. Does it live up to the year long anticipation?
Yet Ahmari-ism doesn’t have a clear vision, and it amounts to little more than a persuasion that small-l liberalism needs to be expunged from conservatism. And if I have a choice between the firm yet gracious sensibility of David French or the belligerent persuasion of Sohrab Ahmari shooting for a destination unknown, that’s an easy choice.