@RTVaden

RT Vaden blogs at CulturalConservative.net about law, politics, art, culture and education. He holds degrees from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The University of California, Los Angeles and Southern Methodist University’s Law School. He lives in Dallas with his wife and two very young kids.


The Emmys are a Symptom of a Dying Common Culture

Donald Trump was the star of Sunday Night’s Emmy Awards. The Apprentice wasn’t nominated for anything this year and he wasn’t physically at the theater, but the people who were there couldn’t stop protesting him, poking fun at him, even singing about him. Alec Baldwin won an award for portraying him on Saturday Night Live—and … Continued

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White Mermaids and Asian Cyborgs

A few weeks ago, Deadpool star Ed Skrein announced that he had accepted the role of Ben Daimio in the upcoming Hellboy movie. Comments flooded into Skrein’s Twitter account, condemning him for accepting the role because he is white…and the comic book character he was slated to play is Japanese-American. Hollywood activists call the practice … Continued

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No, Hollywood, DACA Critics Are Not Evil

For over sixteen years, senators and congressmen have been trying to pass bills giving legal status to people who illegally immigrated to the United States as children. The latest iteration had a name with the initials D.R.E.A.M., so the beneficiaries of the proposed law became known as “DREAMers.” When the DREAM Act died in the … Continued

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What ESPN Could Learn from ‘The Great British Baking Show’

I’ve been eating a lot of sweets lately: cakes, pies, cookies. My wife bakes them, but my expanding waistline is not her fault. And I certainly won’t blame myself! So, I’ll put the blame where it rightly belongs: on an addictive TV baking competition called The Great British Baking Show. Each season of the show … Continued

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In Her New Book, Hillary Clinton Confuses Parody with Reality

In excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s upcoming book, What Happened, she recounts the second presidential debate of 2016. On the stage, Donald Trump and Clinton were both provided with chairs, but Trump strangely never sat down. So while Clinton was answering questions, Trump meandered through the background, performing the most memorable photo-bomb in American history. Trump’s … Continued

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