By Jonathon Van Maren Islamic militants greeted the arrival of Palm Sunday in Egypt with two suicide bombings, one in St. Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Church in Alexandria, and the other in Tanta, where the bomber transformed a joyful celebration into horrifying carnage when he detonated himself at the very front of…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Louis C.K. is crude, misogynist, and profane. While none of those things are particularly unusual for a comedian, Louis C.K. generally attempts to take things to the next level with humor so dark and nihilist that many of his listeners cringe while they laugh. In some ways, he’s the anti-hero who…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Society at large continues to grapple with the fact that the wide-scale pornification of our culture is coming at a brutally high cost—especially to girls and women. Alabama, for example, is taking a look at legislative ways of addressing the problem: When Alabama lawmakers return to the Capitol next week they…Details
It’s been awhile since I wrote a “State of the Culture” update, because I’ve been keeping up with a lot of the culture news by writing columns on individual issues. But the news is coming in a bit of a torrent these days, so I’ll be writing a few more of them lately. **** The…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve written a few columns on the dangerous ideologies of the alt-right, culminating with a rather long one over at LifeSiteNews on Friday. Several of the alt-righters have been very irritated by this, and a fellow calling himself “Hunter Wallace”—his real name is Bradley Griffin—wrote…Details
Progressives are outraged that Mike Pence protects his marriage from the sexual culture they created
By Jonathon Van Maren Media figures, pundits, and commentators spend a decent portion of their time these days enthusiastically advocating for all sorts of new sexual lifestyles—their championing of gay marriage has quickly moved on to discussions surrounding the benefits of polyamory, the consensus they insist exists on transgenderism, and the rising trend of “open…Details
Rod Dreher, author of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, How Dante Saved My Life, and now The Benedict Option, joined Jonathon Van Maren to discuss how Christians are to respond to a post-Christian age. Dreher blogs daily over at the American Conservative, discussing the challenges Christians face in a secular age.
JJ McCullough is an editorial cartoonist and columnist, writing regularly for Loonie Politics and the Washington Post, as well as publishing recent essays in publications such as the National Review. He joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss the future of conservatism in North America.
By Jonathon Van Maren A couple of weeks ago, I attended a public lecture by Dr. Jordan Peterson at the University of Western Ontario. For those of you who don’t know, Dr. Peterson has found himself the target of transgender activists, some of whom actually claim that his refusal to use recently-invented “transgender pronouns” constituted…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren One of the most tiresome things about being a social conservative is the constant, sanctimonious lecturing by those who are now loud and proud advocates for gay marriage. Most of these people, of course, hopped on the rainbow bandwagon rather late in the game—Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton included, to name…Details