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How They Keep the Enterovirus 68 Numbers Down

October 23, 2014

“You know your child might have that enterovirus that is going around. Well, the test for it takes time and there is no antibiotic or special treatment...

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Canada in the Crosshairs: Jihadi Kills Soldier on Monday, Second Soldier Killed Wednesday

October 22, 2014

Canada appears to be under attack by radical Islamists this week. On Wednesday morning, one man shot and killed a 24-year-old soldier outside of the Canadian...

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TX Woman Wants to Build 6 Ft. Vagina

October 24, 2014

A Texas woman known only as Chloe has set up a Kickstarter project to create a six-foot vagina as a response to the changes in Texas’ abortion laws in...

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Hidden History: The Last Supreme Court Nominees to Be Discriminated Against

August 23, 2014

A statement this month by President Obama centered around his thought that he would get to appoint one more Supreme Court justice. Are there any firsts, any...

  • Language and Conquest: A Guilt-Free History Lesson

    October 20, 2014 • Folkways

    We don’t know a lot of history these days, but we do know that we ought to feel guilty about something; in our secular age, we can’t feel guilty about original sin, so we feel guilty about history instead. It might seem like it doesn’t make sense to feel guilty about something we’re usually clueless [&hellip...

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    The Allendale Tar Barrel Festival

    July 30, 2014 • Folkways

    The Allendale Tar Barrel Festival, or the Baal fire (or Barl fire), is a pagan ceremony that takes place every year on 31st December in Allendale, Northumberland, England. The ceremony is a farewell to the past 12 months, and comes from a tradition that has been in existence since ancient times. On New Year’s Eve, [&hellip...

  • Redneck Authenticity and Its Ironic Enemies

    June 21, 2014 • Folkways

    Progressives hate country folk. This is isn’t news, of course—they remind us of it with every Phil Robertson or Cliven Bundy they can find—but it is worth examining. I’ve got an article here discussing the deredneckization measures put in place by the present US political superstructure—we’ll call it the Fourth Union—and the laughably unrevolutionary quality [&hellip...

  • Chicago: Two Portraits

    May 18, 2014 • Chronicle, Folkways

    English war journalist G.W. Steevens visited the United States in the 1890s and had much to say of it. In this selection from his Land of the Dollar, he describes Chicago, the Midwestern melting-pot, in what can only be called vivid terms: CHICAGO! Chicago, queen and guttersnipe of cities, cynosure and cesspool of the world [&hellip...

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