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

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

School Inc. and Other TIBRHeW [1]

Jul. 31, 2017 by

School Inc. is the name of a documentary series that has somehow made it past the left-wing censors at PBS.  It is the work of Andrew Coulson, a former senior

Wimbledon Finger Exercises

Jul. 16, 2017 by

Although I have been heavily distracted by Roger Federer potentially rolling to his 19th Grand Slam title, and recovering from my mysterious illness (which turned out to be some muscle

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

The 100 Days of Sodumb

May. 6, 2017 by

So much has been written about the first 100 days of the Trump administration that I will try to keep my comments brief.  But I already know that I will

Healthcare and Free Markets

Apr. 28, 2017 by

One of the most successful propaganda efforts of the Left is the myth that we have a “free market” healthcare system in America.[1]  This is followed by the claim that

Public Sector Unions

Apr. 17, 2017 by

I occasionally try to get an opinion piece published in The Wall Street Journal.   It never works. Even when I write something that is totally in line with the WSJ’s

The Trumpcare Fiasco and Other Short Takes

Apr. 3, 2017 by

I have just returned from a lengthy trip to Nevada, California (where I attended a conference organized by the libertarian Reason magazine – more below), and Hawaii.  After fighting back