Category Archives: Essays

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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