T.S. Swanky: “A Gun is Free Speech” [Satire]

By T.S. Swanky,  an imaginary, confused conservative Civil liberties? Let’s just call them “liberal liberties” from now on. I was barely recovered from the shockingly disturbing news that President Trump and Steve Bannon were parting ways, when I read that the ACLU, which had bravely stood up for the rights of racists to express themselves… Read More T.S. Swanky: “A Gun is Free Speech” [Satire]

T.S. Swanky: “War is Making TRUMP (and US) Great!” [Satire]

By T.S. Swanky, an imaginary, confused conservative. Any resemblance to any actual person or conservative columnist, living or dead, is an astounding coincidence. I confess that I was one of the many conservative “Never Trumpers” who said publicly before the election that I would under absolutely no circumstances stoop to voting for a guy that the most… Read More T.S. Swanky: “War is Making TRUMP (and US) Great!” [Satire]

A Response to Rick Perlstein’s “I Thought I Understood the American Right . . .”

Writing recently in The New York Times Magazine, prominent historian Rick Perlstein attempts to figure out how exactly American conservatism could produce, as if out of nowhere, a candidate and a president of such “intellectual embarrassment” as Donald Trump. What had American historians, particularly those of conservative focus, failed to see since William F. Buckley, Jr.… Read More A Response to Rick Perlstein’s “I Thought I Understood the American Right . . .”

And the very next day, the House Speaker resigns . . .

Perhaps inspired by a genuinely religious (that is, generally liberal) sermon, House Speaker John Boehner decided the next morning he had nothing more to say politically and told House Republicans and the nation yesterday that he is quitting and leaving Congress. Boehner did not say, however, that he will take a vow of poverty to work among the poor in Calcutta or… Read More And the very next day, the House Speaker resigns . . .

T.S. Swanky: “Motherhood and Monopoly” [Satire]

(Mother’s Day card, 1916 by Northern Pacific Railway (eBay item card front card back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons) (Editor’s Note: Former imaginary conservative columnist T.S. Swanky, aka “the voice of reason,” asked to return for he fictionally failed to find suitable employment elsewhere. In southeastern Wisconsin these days conservative commentators are a dime a… Read More T.S. Swanky: “Motherhood and Monopoly” [Satire]