Author Archives: Shaun Kenney

On The Bacchae and Discourse In America

About 10 years ago, Virginia’s bloggerati held the world in the palm of our hand. Our perspectives were not just consulted — they were feared. Such was the power that columnists and editorial boards held over the minds of Virginians … Continue reading

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In The End, The World Will Break Your Heart

“I don’t think there’s any point in being Irish if you don’t know that the world is going to break your heart eventually. I guess that we thought he had a little more time.” — Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1963) Mise … Continue reading

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A Small But Heroic Return

Twice I have attempted to shut down this public journal. Once before in 2007 when I took on the responsibility of representing the Republican Party of Virginia as their communications director under happier times with Ed Gillespie as chairman and … Continue reading

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The Top 10 BANNED Thomas Jefferson Quotes of ALL TIME!

A handful of faculty and a ton more students at the University of Virginia decided to sigh a petition entitled co-sign an e-mail to University of Virginia president Theresa Sullivan that might as well have been titled “Please Tell The … Continue reading

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Forgot To Brag About This… But Ireland Rugby DESTROYED The All-Blacks Last Week

I forgot to brag about this, but Ireland beat the New Zealand All-Blacks quite convincingly on November 6th in Chicago — for the first time in 111 years. If you want to watch this (as I am doing right now) … Continue reading

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Social Security Deferments: Playing Off One Entitlement Against The Other

If — rather than investing in a social security — one were allowed to invest in their future? As education is the best form of social security, why not make the most of it? Continue reading

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Oh Great, The Falangists Are Back…

I’ll begin with the basics — I had no idea that Catholic socialism still existed, given its utter repudiation by Pope Leo XIII. Still, it would appear as if the old dragon still draws breath, in no small part as a … Continue reading

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Your One Hour and Fifty Minutes of Civilization

Courtesy of Frederic Chopin — and all of them. Chopin wrote 21 nocturnes during his lifetime, and great listening for gloomy weather such as we’ve been experiencing in Virginia as of late.

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Catholic Relief Services Stands With Planned Parenthood?

Here we go again.  Courtesy of the Lepanto Institute we find supposedly Catholic leadership actively on the side of the enemies of the Catholic Church: On November 28, 2015, Garrels posted a “#StandwithPP” overlay over one of her pictures, indicating that she … Continue reading

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First Things: The Return of Ethno-Nationalism

A conversation earlier this week about the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus’ observation that the Catholic Church is literally a “here comes everybody” sort of institution — a living embodiment of Christ’s command to preach to the ends of the … Continue reading

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