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...
…As Long As It’s Mandatory

…As Long As It’s Mandatory

A political friend shared a quote on social media today: “Liberals, I have heard it said, don’t care what we do as long as it is mandatory.” — Joseph Epstein This echoes a popular meme (and T-shirt, and other merchandise. A thumbs up for free...
Social Corrosion

Social Corrosion

While looking for the exact wording of a Stalin quote, I found this nugget on a Wikipedia page: [E]specially in Stalin’s Soviet Union, Mao’s China and Pol Pot’s Cambodia, a fanatical certainty that socialism could be made to work motivated communist...
Defending Distrust

Defending Distrust

A common theme, in looking at America’s galaxy of ills in the fall 2020, is that we are transitioning from a high trust society to one of low trust. Consider though, if we look at the last two decades, the problem is trust in the competency (and motives) of our...