Articles & Posts to read today

You should check out these articles from the past few days:

Can the G.O.P. Be a Party of Ideas? (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/06/magazine/can-the-gop-be-a-party-of-ideas.html?_r=2) As Charles Murray tweeted, a “good account from a hostile witness.”

You’re doing it wrong (http://hipsterconservative.com/2014/06/10/youre-doing-it-wrong/), a post from The Hipster Conservative about politicians using internet memes unironically!

What is Ethical Conservatism? (http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/what-is-ethical-conservatism/). As if there were any other kind of conservatism.

Working-Mens-Conservative-Club

The New Sins of the ‘Nonjugdmental’ Millennials (http://thefederalist.com/2014/06/27/the-new-sins-of-nonjudgmental-millennials/). Yikes! Explains how millennials have replaced the old religion with a new one.

And an article from Aeon on the concept of Hell (http://aeon.co/magazine/world-views/why-has-the-idea-of-hell-survived-so-long/)

Two great but chilling posts from Rod Dreher: the first about “Rooting out Brendan Eichs at JP Morgan Chase” (http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/brendan-eich-jpmorgan-chase/), and the other about “Those Filth Catholic Nuns” who oppose the contraception mandate in the Obamacare law (http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/those-filthy-catholic-nuns/)

Scott Stinson at the National Post on Premier Wynne’s “activist centre” dreck (http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/07/03/scott-stinson-on-kathleen-wynnes-activist-centre-government-new-catchphrase-same-logic-defying-promises/)

And here’s the Globe and Mail’s Denise Balkissoon on our reaching “Peak Ink” (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/peak-ink-why-tattoos-have-lost-their-exotic-thrill/article19487862/#dashboard/follows/)

Balkissoon concludes:

I’m going to declare that we’ve reached peak ink, and that tattoos are travelling on the downward slope of the 30-year fashion cycle. The mere act of letting a sharp needle pierce and mark your delicate skin is no longer enough to prove your edgy individuality, and formerly badass body art is acquiring a nostalgic, sepia tinge. As the old adage goes, you can buy fashion, but you can’t buy style. When your grandchildren trawl through your old Instagrams, I hope your body ink looks timeless, not dated.

Jeez, I hope not because the conservative cyclist just got this on the weekend:

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That’s right – that’s Jesus on a Bike!! And it’s based on a design by Brent at Twin Six: http://www.twinsix.com/

 

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