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...
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...
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,...