This blog is shutting down. In a sense this was always the plan. When I got this domain last September, I was on a yearly subscription plan, a plan which renews in about six weeks. As I head back to school next week, it has been my plan for several months to shut down the … Continue reading Our Last Post Ever (Probably)
So next time you watch any of the Star Wars prequels, The Clone Wars, or any other material from that era, don’t root for Anakin, Obi-Wan, and the Clone Army. Recognize Count Dooku, Nute Gunray, and the B1 Battle Droid as the real heroes of the Star Wars prequels, resisting Republic incompetence and later tyranny while fighting for a just and prosperous galaxy.
The Senate doesn’t need to be reformed. It needs to be returned to its original structures, where shielded by state legislatures, they could function as a distinct legislative body with their own responsibilities. The first step is to repeal the 17th amendment.
I liked Avengers: Endgame. It’s an eight out of ten and probably the best movie I’ve seen so far this year. But I’m unwilling to consider it the genre’s, or even the series’ best, just because it has a big battle, Tony Stark dies, and all our heroes come back to life, especially when the emotional build-up to these points is so forced. Congratulations to Marvel for having the highest-grossing movie of all time, even if it’s an ultimately unspectacular film. But I must give credit where credit is due. All hail Avengers: Endgame.
Hazony is a professor of Hebrew Scripture, so it would be wrong to accuse the man of not knowing what he’s talking about. But I have problems with Hazony’s interpretation and his takeaway from the experiences of Ancient Israel. Simply put, I don’t think the Scripture leads to Hazony’s conclusions, nor do I think they offer insight into how we ought to order our politics in the present day.
Passion without knowledge leaves one easy prey for demagogues and partisan excesses. In an effort to fight this, we’re going to take a tour of the Supreme Court, more specifically the nine justices and a short detail of what makes each one distinct. I am by no means an expert, but this is a good starting point for anyone who wants to know who’s who on the highest court in the land. We’ll start at the Court’s progressive end and work right, as those terms are generally defined.
Spiderman: Far from Home, is what a superhero summer blockbuster ought to be - enjoyable, funny, and a great time at the movies. It’s not quite as good as Spiderman: Homecoming, but it is the second best movie I’ve seen this year, and it’s the best Marvel sequel since Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It’s summer blockbuster season, treat yourself to a movie, and go see Spiderman: Far from Home.