Digressions and Dysfluencies

Charles Repine
Ruminations on politics and culture from a guy with a speech disorder
Created 02 Dec 2020
  • The Ol' Friday Two-Fer
    01 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Quick programming note: The email that went out this morning was actually Wednesday’s edition. I don’t know why it didn’t go out when I clicked the “send” button; but apparently my signing in this mor...
  • Biden's Dissemblings
    29 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Failing the Laugh Test With Democrats fumbling all over each other and punch themselves in the face trying to pass a government funding bill and debt limit increase, there’s not a ton of actual news t...
  • All's Not Well That Ends Well
    27 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Reasons for Despair. And Hope. But Mostly Despair Brookings Institution senior fellow Robert Kagan had a rather lengthy opinion piece in the Washington Post last week that had the political commentari...
  • Democrats' Circular Firing Squad
    24 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    With Friends Like These I dunno if you guys have noticed, but it’s been a pretty bad couple of months for Joe Biden. A shambolic and incompetent withdrawal from Afghanistan was punctuated by a drone s...
  • "GOP 2.0" and other Fantasies
    22 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    It’s Just a Little Crazy, It’s Still Good I was listening to a podcast yesterday with the out-going Lt. Governor of Georgia, Geoff Duncan, who was hawking his new book and political organization; both...
  • Send in the Clowns
    20 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Don’t Bother, They’re Here I would wager that most people don’t know the name Anthony Gonzalez — no, not the Hall of Fame tight end who held off retirement for one more chance at a Super Bowl with the...
  • Charity and Atonement
    17 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Falling Short As I mentioned Wednesday, from sundown Wednesday to sundown yesterday, I was fasting for the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur as it’s known in Hebrew. I’ve been doing it so long at this p...
  • Dueling Derelictions of Duty
    15 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    And so it was that Later, as Milley Told His Tale I had planned to write about Donald Trump’s weird beef with George W. Bush; but that, as they say, has been overtaken by events. I’ll simply say that ...
  • Unconvincing Procedural Arguments
    13 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Don’t Tread on Me Conservative writer Ramesh Ponnuru coined a phrase — that was later popularized by fellow National Review alum Jonah Goldberg — saying (paraphrasing because I can’t find the particul...
  • 20 Year Reflections
    10 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    I Was a Child 9/11 happened less than a month after I started college. It’s strange to think about — more time has passed, for me, between 9/11 and now than had passed between my birth and 9/11. It do...
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