Lawsuit Frivolity

Lawsuit Frivolity

Anyone who thought we would escape pandemic year election 2020 without maximum self-inflicted agony has not been paying attention. Naturally, lawyers have added a heapin-helpin. That a judge is throwing out Republican lawsuits in Pennsylvania that contest the election...
Care Before Crisis

Care Before Crisis

A common theme, in looking at America’s galaxy of ills in the fall of 2020 is that we are moving from being a high trust society into a low trust one. Low trust societies have all sorts of problems, but they boil down to the fact that trust is a lubricant, and...
Compromised Parties At War

Compromised Parties At War

I recently wrote of how our major political parties have become compromised by their cynical transactions, and how that state of compromise means that they both occupy the same solution space on many major areas of public policy. This includes militarism: there is...
Pax Trumpicana

Pax Trumpicana

Hot on the heels of two substantial foreign policy successes (between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and between Serbia and Kosovo), a member of the Norwegian Parliament has nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. If you were unaware of those bits of foreign...
Manners Make The Peace

Manners Make The Peace

What are manners? Manners are the things that we agree to do, but we are not forced to do. This is the heart of the mask argument: if people don’t do it because it’s “just the right thing,” it’s not really possible to make them do it from...