The Alamo itself is not much more than an enlarged hut. It is quite disappointing that this is what was being defended. The large trees next to it are impressive though.

All nations/societies are fractious. Consensus historians argued that the USA was remarkable for a lack of fractiousness (notably Louis Hartz, who finessed the Civil War as a conflict of liberals versus liberals). Then the 60s happened. Is contemporary American political life more dysfunctional than in earlier eras: doubtful. The “Founders'” constitutional design leads to greater inaction than action.

The Supreme Court’s decision against “buffer zones” gives a green light to clinic terrorists.

The Mississippi Republican Senate primary was a contest between evil and insanity. Evil should always win.

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