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…

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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…

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…