Welcome to the new look for The Conservative Reader!
We’ve implemented a new WordPress theme to help provide a cleaner and easier to read look.
Although we’ll be tweaking the site over the next several weeks, please observe the following changes:
- A new Featured Post box at the top of the page, as part of a tabbed box. We will have our most recent feature item in this space.
- The tabbed box will allow us to make access to key content more easily available in the future. Look for new tabs when you visit.
- The top headlines from several major news sites are found near the upper right part of the screen.
- Easier search and access to Archives and Categories.
- Other content in the far
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Anyone that knows me knows how strongly I pay attention to the words we use and understand them by their defined meaning. In my opinion, it is antithetical to accept word usage alone as the means for understanding a word’s meaning, such as the (to me) crass usage of “insure” to mean “to make certain that an outcome will occur” (also the definition for “ensure”), when the correct and only meaning should be “to provide a guarantee of correction in the event of an adverse outcome”. Unfortunately, the fact that word usage and education have become so careless over time has brought us, in less than 40 years, to a place where the meanings of words have changed simply because enough people have slaughtered their …