Joshua Bowman

October 12, 2016

The Victory of Cynicism

President Obama has said many times that his real enemy is cynicism. February 2, 2007: “…Our rivals won’t be one another, and I would assert it […]
October 3, 2016

Playing By the Rules

In this election, we have an unsavory choice between two skilled and manipulative operators. Thus far, neither candidate has been convicted of any crime, although both […]
September 30, 2016

Playing the Victim

Bill Clinton left behind many victims of his raging carnality but Hillary Clinton was not one of them. In response to a Washington Post article which glossed […]
September 28, 2016

Make America Drink Again

Following Monday’s debate, The New York Post ran an interesting story about the reactions of ordinary people at a pub in Youngstown, Pennsylvania, a charming hamlet […]
September 16, 2016

Basket Case

According to the armchair-quarterback-turned-amateur-psephologist, Nate Silver, as of September 10, Hillary Clinton had something like a 75% chance of winning the election based on the latest […]
September 14, 2016

Weighing the Options

Last week, the anonymous piece by “Decius” in the Claremont Review of Books prompted many responses arguing against the comparison of this election with the last-ditch […]
August 31, 2016

The Freedom to be Wrong

What is a burkini, you may be wondering? The short answer is that it is neither a burqa nor a bikini, but a contrivance something more […]
July 15, 2016

The Catholic Case for Presidential Primary Reform

Recent news reports of a revolt within the RNC’s rules committee and a federal judge in Virginia who ruled that delegates cannot be compelled by law […]
June 28, 2016

The Parable of the Women and the King

Otherwise Titled: The Judgement of Stephen (with apologies to Wilfred Owen) There came two women that were harlots to stand before the king, And looked upon […]