Your Morning Cup of Links

“Whoever wins the election on Tuesday, conservatives will be in our customary unhappy position: explaining to people who are unhappy with the state of their lives that there is not really very much that we can do for them, because they are adult human beings with particular responsibilities of their own rather than livestock or pets to be cared for out of self-interest or sentimentality.”

Oh FFS. Grow up, infants.

No, no, no, no, NO. Shut up, Scott.

Tocqueville’s letters to America

What is the point of art?

“Everybody who has signed a never-Trump letter or indicated an anti-Trump attitude is not going to get a job.”
So, none of the natsec people who actually know what they’re talking about will be in your administration. Petty idiot.

This is why I would have preferred a Hillary win. Congress would have stopped this kind of bullshit from her. They won’t from him.

The morality of Cormac McCarthy’s misfits

What Flannery O’Connor meant by ‘vision’

This would be nice, but it’s not going to happen.


So it’s the best of both worlds. I didn’t waver, and Hillary will never be president. I’m fine with that. More than fine, I’m relieved. I’m not out in the streets throwing a temper tantrum over it. Trump won, fair and square. I didn’t think he would, but he did. The voters have spoken. He’s my president. But he’s not my liege. I will not bend the knee. All my criticisms of Donald Trump stand. They don’t magically go away just because he won. I’ll continue to express my honest opinions about the events of the day. When I agree with President Trump, I’ll say so. When I don’t, I won’t pretend otherwise. When his opponents make a fair point, I’ll concede it. When they throw temper tantrums, I’ll mock them for it. When they lie, I’ll call them on it. Same deal as always.

Great Yuval Levin piece: “A New Political Reality”

Every Never Trumper I know has been gracious and accepting of the results of the election. But if Trump’s people want to continue to prove us right about what pieces of shit they are, that’s fine by me.

The elusive and allusive E.E. Cummings

The Story of the S.A.S., Britain’s First Special Operations Unit

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