Free men and women or subjects?

If you care about being free men and women with the right to due process and the separation of powers, you'll receive this as good news. Otherwise, you wittingly or unwittingly prefer making us all subjects of our betters. From Time: President Trump's Lawyers Plan a White House Legal Attack on Federal Agency Power "Article I…

Deplorables update

On February 25, I wrote here about the deplorable violent crime against two young immigrants from India in Kansas. I really expected mass coverage of this hateful, anti-immigrant murder, but it hasn't panned out that way. I don't know why. Seems to me the story is a great fit for the current Narrative of exponentially…

Scientists can be wrong? Hmmm.

I'm not a scientist and I don't play one on TV, but I am an intellectually curious individual with an admiration for the work of scientists. Even so, I've conditioned myself to give a big ho-hum in reaction to news stories about this or that study unlocking the secrets of this or that phenomenon or proving…

Campus “downshouters” explained: They’re Marcusian

In my studies beneath the Pines at Bowdoin College, I never read any Herbert Marcuse, which explains why I didn't recognize the Marcusian nature of the trending progressive mantra that one must never tolerate the intolerable. Thank goodness Yale law professor Stephen L. Carter has a Bloomberg View column where we can learn such things. The…

Message discipline lesson from Foxborough

Watching the news is getting to be a soul-sucking experience. It's all hysteria, all the time, much of it in reaction to the intemperate words of our new president. The man has no sense of the injury his combative words can do to the TrumpUtopia he promised his supporters. He talks and tweets while his agenda…

Matthew Slater won it at the OT coin toss

Who comes back from a 25 point deficit in a Super Bowl? Tom Brady, Coach Belichick, and the New England Patriots, that's who. When Brady and company tied the game with less than a minute in regulation, I believed they would win. But when Matthew Slater won the overtime coin toss, I knew they would…