Gorsuch And Such

Spring is the time of year when we have NCAA March Madness, which reminds us that Butler really is a college somewhere. Spring dumped snow on the Northeast. It was whiter than a Trump cabinet meeting. Private enterprise stepped in to help when Boston and New York, which could not even plow the snow offContinue reading “Gorsuch And Such”

WikiLeaks — Danger or Disinfectant?

“Which country is suffering from too much freedom of speech? Name it, is there one?” — Julian Assange, 2010 WikiLeaks upset and embarrassed world leaders by recently publishing another round of secret government documents. If the Democrats really want our intelligence data to be secret, they need to hide them where they hid Obama’s SAT scoresContinue reading “WikiLeaks — Danger or Disinfectant?”

The Broader Picture Of What These Elections Mean

“Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.” — Ayn Rand The trajectory of this country over the past eight years has been troubling to those of us who understand the power of individual freedoms. Encroachments on individual and corporate liberties, such as making us buy health insurance while exempting favored unions, go almostContinue reading “The Broader Picture Of What These Elections Mean”

Liberals Flunk Economics 101

According to a Zogby survey (buried by the mainstream media as an irrelevant news item), self-identified Democrats and Progressives score badly on a simple test of economic understanding. This, according to the May issue of Econ Journal Watch (which I read only because it was the swimsuit issue), was no surprise to the cognitive few remainingContinue reading “Liberals Flunk Economics 101”

Mexican Standoff

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. ButContinue reading “Mexican Standoff”