It takes an expanded Village

My little town of Yarmouth, Maine, is situated in the shelter of Casco Bay some 10 miles northeast of Portland. If you get trapped in the passing lane on Interstate 295 and miss our exit (Exit 15), you have one more chance before you pass us by completely, two miles up the road at Exit…

We love Yarmouth; now let’s change it!

For as long as I've lived in Yarmouth, Maine, (34 years) the townspeople have recognized and appreciated what a treasure we have in the Village section of our Town. Main Street in Yarmouth is a genuine, authentic New England town center, with a village green, walkable sidewalks, churches, a library, cafes, barber shops and hair salons,…

Science news for today

This week we're sandwiched between the March for [progressive favored] Science and the March for Global Warming, er, I mean, against Global Warming, er, I mean, whatever. It's only the middle of the week so there's plenty of time for more, but so far three science-related stories in the news have jumped out at me. First,…

True: cheap energy a boon to human life

The March for Science was yesterday, where thousands of people who reject the scientific consensus that GMOs are safe and beneficial for mankind got to proclaim their support for science, because, climate. They'll be back on April 29 to rally for global warming regulations. Awesome. Me? I want to march for cheap energy such as the…

The surveillance state, Obama, and TrumpWorld

Chances are, confirmation bias determines how you view the various news and opinion stories in the constant drip-drip-drip about government surveillance of Russians and Trump associates. I'm no different. My bias is, the narrative about collusion between Trump and the Russians to influence the US election is politically motivated nonsense. What's yours? Here's some reading…

Progressives weaponize the minimum wage

Merriam-Webster defines weapon as follows: something used to injure, defeat, or destroy. Based on that definition, I can say the Left has weaponized the minimum wage. Evidence is mounting that the drastic minimum wage hikes so popular now among progressives are destroying businesses and jobs in the restaurant industry. In the news this month: a…

The State vs. the People?

Curbing the power of the Administrative State is one of the most encouraging endeavors of the new Trump administration. Complexity is not a sufficient justification for setting up bureaucracies endowed with legislative, executive, and judicial authority; the Founders gave us a separation of powers for a reason, and these all-powerful agencies subvert that intention. I…

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…