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Conservatism’s Inevitable Conversion to Catholicism

If Catholicism, in the end, managed to elude the political hatred it engenders, I have almost no doubt that this same spirit of the age which seems so opposed to it would become supportive and that it would suddenly achieve extensive conquests. —Alexis de Tocqueville Almost two centuries ago, Alexis de Tocqueville predicted that Americans [...]

A Brass Age?

  This may be the golden age of presumptuous ignorance. The most recent demonstrations of that are the Occupy Wall Street mobs. It is doubtful how many of these semi-literate sloganizers could tell the difference between a stock and a bond. Yet there they are, mouthing off about Wall Street on television, cheered on by [...]

Kodak and the Post Office

  The news that Eastman Kodak is preparing to file for bankruptcy, after being the leading photographic company in the world for more than a hundred years, truly marks the end of an era. The skills required to use the cameras and chemicals required by the photography of the mid-19th century were far beyond those [...]

The bad business of the Postal Service

Whenever the fans of active government need an example of a state-run business that works "without taxpayer subsidy," more often than not, they'll trot out the U.S. Postal Service. Well, so much for that: The U.S. Postal Service's current business model "is not viable" and the mail agency should make deeper job and wage cuts, [...]

Knowing When to Fold ’em

This FOX News story on the Freedom from Religion Foundation's strident objections to the upcoming USPS stamp commemorating Mother Teresa -- (courtesy of Mere Comments) -- is fascinating to me. An atheist organization is blasting the U.S. Postal Service for its plan to honor Mother Teresa with a commemorative stamp, saying it violates postal regulations [...]

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