"I can't imagine why you're bothering me when there's rioting in the streets." -- Dr. Whiteface
"Ah, well ... we shall deal with that later. But Captain Vimes always told me, sir, that there are big crimes and little crimes. Sometimes the little crimes look big and the big crimes you can hardly see, but the crucial thing is to decide which is ...Read more
The last few weeks have provided plenty of support for the political positions traditionally espoused by conservatives. Some of the evidence is so painfully obvious it's hard to believe there could be any dispute about it. And yet, disputes there are. In fact, the divisions in this country seem deeper than ever. As we approach the November ...Read more
Cancel culture is exploding across the country, with predictably disastrous effects. First, the statues of the Confederacy started coming down. Even among those who declared this to be justified and overdue, voices warned that it wouldn't stop there if "removal by riot" were to become the modus operandi.
In fact, it did not stop there. In the ...Read more
This past week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. Hailed as a landmark decision for LGBT Americans, the 6-3 opinion written by Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch concludes that the use of the word "sex" in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender people from workplace ...Read more
I am watching the various classes of America's "elites" -- politicians, commentators, academics, activists, Hollywood big mouths and corporate CEOs -- drive this country deeper into conflict for the sake of their own personal aggrandizement and profit, and it is disgusting.
If you're on Twitter, Facebook or anywhere else (even during a pandemic...Read more
During my lifetime, the national conversation about race has gradually moved from culpability for individual behavior to culpability for ideology to collective culpability without regard to behavior or ideology.
This transition is significant. It is deliberate. And it is dangerous.
Focusing on "discrimination," as our laws have done for ...Read more
The political impact of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be as unpredictable as the virus itself, and as potentially monumental as the financial losses it has caused. Although the November election is still almost five months away, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading the charge for states to have mandatory mail-in ballots, purportedly in the ...Read more
As I have on numerous occasions, last week, I wrote about the double standard that has become prevalent in the United States and the media's role in perpetuating that duality. Republicans, conservatives and others on the right must expect to endure false accusations, character smears and denial of due process. Those on the political left, it ...Read more
With each passing day, it becomes clearer that the United States has two sets of rules: one for the elites in the Democratic Party, the media and the entertainment industry, and a different one for Republicans and us poor slobs in flyover country.
Take the COVID-19 lockdown. While our economy goes into free fall, we're told by politicians that ...Read more
The country has survived the COVID-19 shutdowns -- so far. But it won't likely survive another major trauma to the system. There are those, like it or not, who anticipate such a result with some relish, as it presents opportunities for them to remake the nation into something they prefer, politically and economically. They get "cover," as it ...Read more
Harvard Magazine published a truly awful article this past week in which Elizabeth Bartholet, a Harvard Law School professor and the director of its Child Advocacy Program, comes out strongly against home schooling. Bartholet's interview is a smorgasbord of selective outrage and red herrings. She points to isolated instances of neglect by home-...Read more