Elon Musk, Rockets and State Idolatry

Feb. 9, 2018 by

Hello new reader! If you enjoyed our content so far, we encourage you to join the debate today by subscribing here.Apologies to my regular readers for the lack of posts

Bimodal Conservatives

Jan. 1, 2018 by

Conservatives have become almost completely bimodal. On the one hand, the movement includes politicians like Ben Sasse (the Republican Senator from Nebraska) and Jeff Flake (the Republican Senator from Arizona,

The Scandinavian Model

Dec. 18, 2017 by

No, I don’t mean that kind of model.  I mean the economic model. The location of the workers’ paradise is highly mobile.  Back in the 1920s/1930s, it was the Soviet

A College Address

Dec. 11, 2017 by

Dear All: The bears and the mountain lions have not gotten me yet.  This is not why I haven’t been writing.  Moving, particularly between countries, is hell. I am still

Packing Up

Nov. 1, 2017 by

Dear Readers: I am moving back to the States this month, ending my long sojourn in Europe.  This is very much a bittersweet experience for me.  It also means that

Predictions and a Lightning Round

Oct. 14, 2017 by

I have been in a funk lately, which is probably the natural state of anyone who follows the news these days.  Hence, the lack of blog production.  This is also

Bill de Blasio

Sep. 18, 2017 by

There are many possible contenders for the title of “Most Consummate Ass in Politics,” but the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, is certainly in the running.[1] We

A WSJ Trifecta  (Part One)

Sep. 10, 2017 by

The Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) has recently informed me that it will no longer be delivering hard copy in my neighborhood, leaving the online version as the only alternative.  This

The Afghan 180° and Other TIBRHeW[1]

Sep. 1, 2017 by

Having just returned from another vacation – about which more in the Some Culture section below – here are some short thoughts in an overly long post. Afghanistan For many

Scott Adams, OPE

Aug. 5, 2017 by

As the creator of the Dilbert cartoon, it is perhaps not appropriate to give Scott Adams an Obscure Public Enemy award.  However, his political views, and his pretentious sophistries in