Broken Trust

Broken Trust

Trump held a rally the other day, in which he stood behind a lectern that reads “Save America,” touted his successes. Included among these was the fast-tracking of vaccine development and approval. Then he did something he should have done more forcefully...
Your Papers, Please

Your Papers, Please

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. — William Pitt The Younger Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program -– Milton Friedman So this is how liberty dies…...
Blunt Force Trauma

Blunt Force Trauma

As the Delta variant of COVID-19 wends its way through the populace, our alarmist class feels the standard twitch-reflex of those who wield power, i.e. “DO SOMETHING!” It is spurred on by those in the electorate who allow themselves to be driven by the...
Rage Addiction

Rage Addiction

Columnist Matt Taibbi, in a recent newsletter, lamented that columnists’ target audience has shifted from placid Sunday morning paper perusers to what he dubbed “rage addicts.” His comment was, in the end, self-deprecating and self-aware, but the...
Encouraging The Epidemic

Encouraging The Epidemic

No, not that epidemic. The obesity epidemic. Ours is a marvelously schizophrenic society, and it’s almost nowhere more apparent than in its duality regarding obesity. We hear constant concern about an obesity epidemic, about it being a public health crisis, and...