Hydrogen Trumps Lithium

Hydrogen Trumps Lithium

Back in my college days, a good friend and I would theorize endlessly about how the world would change when "cheap fusion" finally gets figured out. Of course, as I sit here, four decades later, cheap fusion is still "just a couple decades away," but some of its...

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A Lousy Nit To Pick

A Lousy Nit To Pick

We now have a new national holiday. "Juneteenth," a celebration of the emancipation of slaves in America that has been celebrated informally or at the state/local level since 1866 , was formalized by the government a few days ago, and we just celebrated the first...

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Why So Twitter?

Why So Twitter?

Twitter is an interesting place. It is a conduit for the id, where people routinely convert their in-the-moment gut reactions into permanent records (the bogeyman of countless school kids of generations past), far too often with regrets and apologia. Despite...

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Conclusion Institutions

Conclusion Institutions

Postmodernist "thinking" and metaphysical obstinacy aside, there are such things as facts. A hydrogen atom has one proton. Gravity varies in an inverse-square fashion. The sky is blue and water is wet (and if you want to argue about those two points, just... stop)....

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The Great Firewall

The Great Firewall

The Ascendancy of China in American Culture Few people would disagree that the last two years have changed American society more than any entire generation in our country's history. In my opinion, that includes the decades of the Great Depression and World War II,...

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Criminal Delusion

Criminal Delusion

The other day, US Marshals attempted to apprehend a man who had a warrant out for being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to reports, the man refused to surrender, and either brandished or actually fired a firearm at the marshals, who shot him dead. While...

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Curated Outrage

Curated Outrage

Hamas, a terrorist organization committed to the end of Israel as a nation, started shooting rockets into Israel a few weeks ago. Israel responded. After a few thousand rockets and a death toll that, depending on who's reporting, numbers from dozens to hundreds, a...

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Rights And Their Burdens

Rights And Their Burdens

A pastor I know of has had to abandon an important sermon, "everything is accepted, while nothing is forgiven". It wasn't because the Deacons found the subject matter too challenging or inappropriate. This does happen, by the way. My dad, who grew up in Virginia in...

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Property Wars

Property Wars

Our current cultural clash, the conflict between the progressives (see: moving forward) who see our society as so fractured it has to be torn down en-toto (in favor of... wait for it... a century-old idea that killed a hundred million people) and the incrementalists...

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Knowing IS The Problem

Knowing IS The Problem

Editor's Note: This is a follow-up to Death By Procedure, which explored the adverse impact of our tortious culture on the pandemic response, and Incentives Matter, wherein we see that the pandemic was subordinate to political gamesmanship. New York Governor Andrew...

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Gaslighting Capitalists

Gaslighting Capitalists

Our economy is recovering from the pandemic, thanks to human innovation (see: vaccines developed in months, not a decade), and without the need for massive, debt-fueled government "stimulus." Indeed, and as is so often the case, much that government does and has done...

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Knowing IS The Problem

Incentives Matter

Editor's Note: This is a follow-up to Death By Procedure, which explored the adverse impact of our tortious culture on the pandemic response. Incentives matter. Since everything in America now seems to be all about politics, it should follow that what is done by our...

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Four Decades of Failure

Four Decades of Failure

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) recently reintroduced HR899, a bill that stated, in its entirety: This bill terminates the Department of Education on December 31, 2020. He's updated the year to 2022, but otherwise left it as-is. Of course, the Internet had its...

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Policy and Experts

Policy and Experts

Back when he was writing a column for the Wall Street Journal's editorial page (Best of the Web Today) instead of editing it, James Taranto had a daily feature called "What Would We Do Without Experts?" It, clearly, mocked absurd expert opinions, and reminded us that...

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