Blog Posts - Culture War



Pat Buchanan: Quo Vadis, America?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Natural law — God’s law — will always trump common law,” said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, “God will have the final word in this matter.” But, for n...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Jun 30, 2015

-Is Religion Really the Cause of Most Wars?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone make the comment that ‘most wars are caused by religion’ like it was self evident. With the rise of radical Islam in the Middle East, 9/11, not to mention past fiascos like the Crusades and T...
by APOLOGETICA on Nov 28, 2014

Time to End the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Al Smith Dinner?

By Monsignor Charles PopeThe time for happy-clappy, lighthearted engagement of our culture may be nearing an end. Sometimes it takes a while to understand that what used to work no longer works. Let me get more specific.Decades ago the “Al Smith...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Sep 4, 2014

How Freedom Dies

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Religious Right Cheers a Bill Allowing Refusal to Serve Gays.” Thus did the New York Times’ headline, leaving no doubt as to who the black hats are, describe the proposed Arizona law to permit businesses, on religious gr...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Feb 25, 2014

Dr. Paul Kengor: Shirley Temple's America

I learned only yesterday that Shirley Temple, the iconic child actress, died earlier this week at age 85. Reports on her death were easy to miss. I went through my usual scan of various websites and saw nothing. I fortunately caught a buried “Sh...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Feb 15, 2014

Is Putin One of Us?

 By Patrick J. Buchanan Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative? In the culture war for mankind’s future, is he one of us? While such a question may be blasphemous in Western circles, consider the content of the Russian president’s state of th...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Dec 17, 2013

Evangelical Leader Preaches Pullback From Politics, Culture Wars

Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention says it is time for evangelicals to tone down the rhetoric.   Russell Moore, the principal public voice of the Southern Baptist Convention, warns evangelicals not to become 'mascots for any pol...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Oct 23, 2013

Free speech in Philly

As this country’s always tightly wound white vs. black debate presses on, what do you suppose was the Mayor of Philadelphia’s reaction when an article on race relations in Philadelphia Magazine brought the discussion to new lows? Why, he su...
by The Cranky Housewife on Mar 19, 2013

Understanding progressivism

I have a very interesting video from the American Enterprise Institute that features Michael Barone speaking with the author Amity Shlaes about her best-selling book “Coolidge.”  Calvin Coolidge, of course, was the 30th President of the Unite...
by The Cranky Housewife on Mar 15, 2013

Pope Francis and moving past the superficial

I always try to point this out before I begin discussing matters of faith.  The Cranky Housewife is a primarily political blog but TCH often veers off into matters of religion because I am a firm believer that religion and politics are the same thi...
by The Cranky Housewife on Mar 14, 2013

The inevitability of liberalism

Last week, Rush Limbaugh opened a Pandora’s box of conservative distress and gave life and breath to the unspoken question, “Is liberalism inevitable?” by expressing his frustration over the politics that have been on display for so much of h...
by The Cranky Housewife on Feb 26, 2013

Lenten Observance At Allegheny College

From The American Conservative By Rod Dreher Ford Memorial Chapel, Allegheny College  Oh, Dreherbait, must you be so succulent, so raw [1]?: Allegheny College’s Ford Memorial Chapel was transformed into a boudoir of sorts Wednesday n...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Feb 22, 2013

Pope-nouveau for a post-modern world

Perception is everything, I think, and one should not underestimate that a PR game is essential to developing an endgame — although, I rather despair talking about endgames with regard to our next pope.  The announcement of Pope Benedict’s resi...
by The Cranky Housewife on Feb 11, 2013

Why anyone needs these weapons

You have to hand it to the Left.  They are at very least consistent as they cattle drive the American people into tyranny with their “it’s for the children” battle cry.  They never tire of their “it’s for the children” mantra.  They al...
by The Cranky Housewife on Feb 1, 2013

Hard selling freedom

Who knew that freedom would be such a hard sell?  But then again, freedom isn’t all that easy to achieve and it doesn’t appear to some Americans to be worth the effort when the alternative is government intervention and assistance.  Bill Whit...
by The Cranky Housewife on Jan 30, 2013

The relevancy of our constitution.

You perhaps by now have seen the footage of CBS News reconciling our nation to the sophisticated intellectualism of a constitution-free America.  It is the Left’s first attempt at normalizing the meme that the American founders have no busine...
by The Cranky Housewife on Jan 29, 2013

Change we can all believe in…

I was buzzing around the internet today and happened along this video while I was visiting Ricochet, which is one of the last bastions of free thought left in the world. Founded by Rob Long of National Review and NRO, this site offers fresh conserva...
by The Cranky Housewife on Jan 14, 2013

Trump takes up the challenge

I don’t know why this amuses me, but it does.  As you may already know, Bill Maher went onto the Leno Show the other night.  In response to Donald Trump’s $5 million offer to Barack Obama to release his birth certificate, Maher issued a $5 mi...
by The Cranky Housewife on Jan 11, 2013

Why Are Unions Losing Power?

Why are unions losing power in the United states of America in spite of virulently pro-union environments in both Washington, Springfield and other far left states?  Interesting question, and depending on who you ask, you’ll probably get very d...
by The Cranky Housewife on Jan 8, 2013

Understanding Progressive Thinking

Possibly the greatest study of progressivist thinking ever printed can be found as a book that was written a few years back by conservative apologist Jonah Goldberg. Goldberg, as most of you know, writes for National Review and National Review Onlin...
by The Cranky Housewife on Jan 7, 2013


Trending Topics

Close