Too Big To Be Cancelled

Too Big To Be Cancelled

A couple writers over at The Post Millennial chimed in over the recent JK Rowling kerfuffle (for those unaware, JK caught the wild eye of the woke horde by tweeting support for a (female) researcher who got fired for stating that biological sex is real. Comparing the...

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The Left Goes LP

The Left Goes LP

There's an old gag about and among libertarians - that our favorite pastime is denouncing each other over trivial differences in view or belief. Indeed, no matter how hard I stump for libertarian ideas or for policy movements in the direction of liberty, I'm...

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Remedy The Regulators

Remedy The Regulators

Responsibility for America's opioid crisis has to be found out. Local governments have taken the large pharmaceutical companies to court for that, but a better way for determining responsibility is to draw a distinction between the crisis of addiction and the crisis...

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Three Decades of Gun Rights Success

Three Decades of Gun Rights Success

The Democratic Party recently completed its takeover of Virginia's state government. Drunk with power, the party leaders have embarked on an aggressive agenda of progressive policy ideas, including major restrictions on gun rights. They follow in the footsteps of...

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Usurping Judgment

Usurping Judgment

New York's progressives took a bold leap forward into woke-ville last year with some major "reforms" to the bail system, reforms that essentially eliminated cash bail for all but the worst violent offenders. While bail is not itself supposed to be a punishment,...

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Our Cultural Reset

Our Cultural Reset

My wife and I have been working our way through Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, an Amazon Prime comedy that I strongly recommend. At this point of our viewing (mild spoilers), it's 1960, Midge Maisel's father, a mathematician and professor at Columbia, has been...

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Cynical Draft Mongers

Cynical Draft Mongers

Let's see. Iran engages in a of provocations in the Middle East, beyond its long-running status as a state sponsor of terrorism in places like Israel, and culminating with orchestration of an attack on the US Embassy in Iraq. The US responds by killing the mastermind...

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Dereliction of Duty

Dereliction of Duty

Government, especially limited government in a free society, has a core purpose: to protect and defend the rights of its citizens. From within and from without. Unless you're an anarcho-capitalistic parents'-house-cellar-dweller, or a socialistic/fascistic thug, this...

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Little Smoky Joe

Little Smoky Joe

Weekends during my childhood often involved watching old Abbott and Costello films on one of the local television channels. One bit had Costello find Abbott and some other men playing craps. Costello naively asked what they were doing, and Abbott, thinking Lou was a...

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Congesting Pizza

Bill De Blasio, current occupant of Gracie Mansion, and purported mayor of New York City, got his more-woke-than-thou knickers in a twist over the fact that some Dominos locations in Times Square were delivering pizzas to the revelers who'd gathered hours ahead of the...

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It Can’t Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here

129 years ago today, the US government massacred several hundred members of the Lakota tribe, many of them women and children, near Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. The government troops were there, onto their land (the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation) to...

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Cheap Activism

Cheap Activism

Among the many bits of news and information that recently crossed my feed were two that offered a stark contrast in, lets call it "prog-activism." The first involved the staging of Mrs. Doubtfire in Seattle. Apparently, the Seattle Times, in an unsigned op-ed, took...

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The Fukushima Rebuttal

The Fukushima Rebuttal

Regular readers know that I shill pretty consistently for nuclear power, both as the best path for remediating global warming (should remediation actually be required) and as a clean, pro-environment power source in general. I don't only do so on this blog - I argue...

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Mining For Malice

Mining For Malice

In a long-ago conversation with someone of a social-justice bent, I offered up the element of the "Protestant work ethic" that's about "being left alone in one's toil," as a goal of people of a libertarian bent. The context was obvious, but my counterpart deliberately...

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Dudgeon On Stilts

Dudgeon On Stilts

Comedian Chris Rock once asked his audience, "who's the biggest liars, men or women?" After a rowdy crowd response, he informed us that "men lie the most, women tell the biggest lies." His explanation is consistently hilarious, but he floored me when he told the women...

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Dismissing Ingenuity

Dismissing Ingenuity

Tell me if you've heard any of these before: "Automation is destroying jobs, and before long we'll have massive unemployment." "Runaway population growth will soon exceed our ability to feed everyone." "We are facing a bee apocalypse due to Colony Collapse Disorder....

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Nattering Nabobs of NATO

Nattering Nabobs of NATO

I choose not to watch television news. At all. No CNN, no Fox, no MSNBC, none of the broadcast networks. I much prefer to read my news, because the data rate is so much greater and because I don't care for the curating, drip-feeding, and editing-by-omission that is...

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Progressives’ Plank Walk

Progressives’ Plank Walk

Election season has taken a bit of a break in the past few weeks, with the Trump impeachment show dominating the news and social media. That's not to say stuff hasn't happened, though. Kamala Harris just joined Beto O'Rourke, Bill De Blasio, Kirsten Gillibrand, John...

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