Paris Climate Craziness

Posted · Add Comment

Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced that he would be pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, much to the hysterical dismay of those whose religion is catastrophic anthropogenic  global warming climate change. Responses on Twitter took two disparate tracks: one was that the world would be ending shortly; and that the Paris agreement was really a […]

How Impeachment Works

Posted · Add Comment

Since Donald Trump was unexpectedly elected President of the United States, foes on the left, and to a lesser extent the political right, have contemplated the impeachment and removal from office of the tiny-handed, comb-overed vulgarian. Unfortunately, many aren’t too clear on exactly how impeachment works. Saturday evening, a link to a post from the […]

Amateur theologians

Posted · Add Comment

The debate over the which Syrian refugees (if any) and how many of them to bring to the United States has brought out a cadre of amateur theologians—many of whom darken the doorway of a house of worship only for weddings and funerals—quick to tell us exactly WWJD when it comes to public policy. The […]

The War on Drugs has Failed

Posted · Add Comment

Let’s face it: The War on Drugs has Failed. For decades the government has spent untold billions or trillions of dollars on law enforcement and mass incarceration of people who are only destroying their own lives. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think people should be using PCP, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy or any other currently […]

Conflicts of Interest

Posted · Add Comment

Conflicts of interest are not uncommon occurrences. In most professional settings, when these sorts of things occur they’re taken care of without much of a kerfuffle. If a football referee has a son playing on a football team, he doesn’t referee that particular game. Sometimes, in the interest of making things as aboveboard as possible, […]

Clinton’s Email Security

Posted · Add Comment

After months of requests, former Secretary of State, and current Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton finally turned over her infamous personal email server to the FBI. But the real news today is that Clinton’s email security was a joke. We’re safe in assuming that the Russians, Chinese and any other half-way interested party (but not Congress […]

Censors on the left

Posted · Add Comment

I can remember the days when liberals were strongly in favor of free speech. They would quote with pride the line attributed to Voltaire (but really made by English writer Beatrice Evelyn Hall) “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” Instead, […]

Labor unions as ‘fixers’

Posted · Add Comment

Los Angeles appears likely to follow in the footsteps of Seattle and San Francisco in mandating a $15/hour minimum wage. If you want to make sure youth unemployment skyrockets, you couldn’t come up with a better plan. The number of no-experience 16-year-olds who add more than $15 per hour to your business’s value is vanishingly small. […]

Vox says Obamacare sucks

Posted · Add Comment

Of course, they didn’t spin it this way but this piece by Sarah “Local Crime Story” Kliff highlights the facts that most Americans know about Obamacare ever since the the health care system was turned into something akin to a government utility. Interestingly, Vox claims that there have been some healthcare savings, but that it’s […]

Politicizing tragedy

Posted · Add Comment

At last count 7 people lost their lives last night as an Amtrak train derailed en route from Washington, D.C. to New York City. Before the bodies had even grown cold, their were utterly dishonest and predictable calls on the political left that it was the GOP’s fault because they’ve cut funding from Amtrak over the […]