What Obama has in common w/JFK…and Kurt Cobain

In a recent interview with Franklin Foer of The New Republic, Barack Obama said he liked to shoot: FF: Have you ever fired a gun?  BO: Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time. FF: The whole family? BO: Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go upContinue reading “What Obama has in common w/JFK…and Kurt Cobain”

True Conservativism

In a new book of essays by Gore Vidal, Jay Parini describes old-fashioned conservatism succinctly. "…Vidal is conservative in many respects,” writes Parini. “He stands behind individual choice, the limitation of executive power, and preservation of the environment. Like his grandfather, he dislikes the empire. … He would return us, if possible, to the pureContinue reading “True Conservativism”