Author Archives: LDB Editors

DonorSee!

The kitsch business has slowed down as of late, but every now and again a check comes in from our store for the various wares sold during the prior period. That happened a few days ago, when a check came in for over $100. As is custom, we take that money and head on over […]

Courthouses Should Be Beautiful

[Eds. Note: We’re pleased to be able to share this piece by John Ehrett, who joins us as a guest author] Most government buildings are pathologically ugly. By “government buildings,” I don’t mean iconic structures like the Lincoln Memorial or the White House. I mean the garden-variety government buildings that sit in medium- to large-sized […]

Combating Household Air Pollution in Rural Kenya

The conservatarian kitch business has been good recently. Almost $200 bucks in the past few months. So what’s going on over at DonorSee? How about “rocket stoves” in rural Kenya to combat household air pollution and its deleterious health effects? In Rural Kenya, many people still cook by open flame wood fires (like a campfire). Due to […]

Cutting Justice Kennedy’s Collapsing Cake

[Editors’ Note: Friend of the blog Justin Burnam got into the oral argument for Masterpiece Cakeshop yesterday. We’re pleased to be able to host him here for his reflections.] The Supreme Court yesterday heard oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Outside the courthouse, two energetic crowds—each replete with signs, flags, and booming […]

Conservatarian Kitsch in Service of the Greater Good

I will save you and you shall be a blessing. –Zechariah 8:13 From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded. –Luke 12:48 With great power comes great responsibility. —Benjamin Parker As we explain elsewhere, we here […]

Where Have You Gone, Principled Conservatism? Our Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes to You….

[A collaborative post by Contributing Editors Rob Barthelmess and Christopher Cooke] For the last eight years, all eyes have been trained on the flaws and hypocrisy of the political left. And there has been plenty to see: Berkeley protests, academic witch hunts, general hysteria, fear mongering, demonizing the values and beliefs of average Americans, and ignoring […]

Ad Fontes: The Week in SCOTUS, Part Deux

[Ad Fontes was an early Renaissance and Reformation credo. Literally meaning “to the fountains,” the phrase embodied these movements’ emphasis on studying the original, primary sources in religious, philosophical, and scientific pursuits. This same commitment animates our efforts to follow our state and federal judiciaries’ decisionmaking in key cases being decided therein, given how these opinions shape the legal environment in which we live and work. As such, this periodic series seeks to provide quick but insightful summaries of recently issued decisions by courts across the country, with brief commentary on the potential implications or consequences of the decisions. Enjoy!

–LDB Editors]

The Weekly Bipartisan: Unity Through Tragedy

[Welcome to The Weekly Bipartisan, where we share instances of meaningful bipartisanship, on the Hill and elsewhere. This project seeks to shine a light on efforts to come together to find common ground and advance shared values in a political climate defined by polarization, an increasingly jaded citizenry, and vilification instead of constructive dialogue and debate. […]

Ad Fontes: SCOTUS’s Week in Review

A quick take on the Supreme Court’s opinions released on June 19, 2017.