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

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

4th Of July Finger Exercises

Jul. 4, 2017 by

After an early return from my secret adventure due to a weird illness and injury[1], I will get back into the swing with some finger exercises. Automation and Jobs It’s

Terrorism…

Jun. 18, 2017 by

(THIS WILL BE MY LAST POST FOR APPROXIMATELY THREE WEEKS.  RETURNING IN JULY) This is the face of terror.  It is three losers from the council estates of East London,

The UK And French Elections

Jun. 13, 2017 by

The UK Vote The Year of Voting Recklessly, to borrow from Bret Stephens, continues. As of this writing, the UK still does not have a government, although it looks like

The Economics of Believing

Jun. 2, 2017 by

Economics is everywhere.  You just have to know where to look.  Like at the cathedral I recently visited in Portugal. Many of you probably heard of “Pascal’s Wager.”  This is

Another Fruitful Exchange

May. 23, 2017 by

I have done this before.  When I have an exchange with a reader that allows me to riff on some useful topics, I sometimes do the lazy thing and reproduce

Macron and Other Offshore Topics

May. 9, 2017 by

Emmanuel Macron has handily won the French presidential election.  Now comes the hard part: trying to “govern a nation that has 246 different kinds of cheese?” (to quote Charles De

Hypocrisy Has a Field Day

Apr. 12, 2017 by

The first victim in war, the old saying goes, is the truth.  The corollary is that the first beneficiary is hypocrisy. After the United States launched 59 cruise missiles against

The Failing New York Times

Apr. 9, 2017 by

Trump is an ass, but that doesn’t mean that his attacks on the biased media are always wrong.  The New York Times has recently come out with a howler so