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John Adams – HBO Miniseries Review and the lessons it holds for us

March 18, 2011


After Adam and I went to Washington DC and Williamsburg last fall, my mom and dad heard only a couple of our rapturous stories of momentous history before telling us that we HAD to watch John Adams (HBO Miniseries). Since I love history and HBO and America, I figured that we would love this series […]

“Do Ask, Do Tell” and We’ll Magically Become Unbigoted

December 22, 2010


Social liberals are lauding the day that our lame-duck Congress repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. This ushers in a new era, we’re told, an end to bigotry and injustice.  In reference to DADT, John Legend tweeted the other day: “I wonder if Republicans enjoy being on the wrong side of history when it comes to justice […]

Post 2010 election puzzlement: Why California stayed Liberal

November 3, 2010


It’s no surprise that Republicans were going to win big last night. Even the New York Times, who made this lovely red and blue map, can’t help but admit that it appears that much of the country is bleeding red at a ferocious pace, daring Obama/Pelosi et al. to continue their blatant disregard of the […]

Interview with a Young Oak, Part 2 – Elections and Religion, ooh boy

October 20, 2010


My good friend Joey and I like to have “big issue” discussions now and then, and I’ve often found that after talking with Joey I’m mulling over deeper things and different perspectives than I would after talking with nearly anyone else. I completely respect his lines of thinking, love his blog and hope you’ll enjoy […]

Interview with a Young Oak: “Why does it matter?”

October 18, 2010


(Note from Dani – I’m out of town this week. When I asked my friend Joey to guest-post for me, he suggested an interview-style discussion and I jumped at the chance to talk politics with someone as thoughtful as he consistently is. Also, check out our less heavy musings at WranglerDani today, and come back for part […]