Greening Away Reality

Greening Away Reality

Those who pay attention to the climate wars know that the green movement has little use for nuclear power, despite its zero carbon emissions, its physically tiny footprint compared to wind and solar, its much lower environmental impact (the massive mining of rare...

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Other People’s Rights

Other People’s Rights

When it comes to individual rights, some, to paraphrase Orwell, are 'more equal than others.' In private life and free discourse, it should not alarm us all that much that a political writer prioritizes free speech, a churchgoer prioritizes religious liberty, a...

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Reductio Ad Anarchium

Tell me if you've heard this one before: In a conversation about reducing over-regulation or getting government out of the way of people's free exchange of goods and services, someone trots out some "oh, I'm so clever" zinger like "move to Somalia," "people will...

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A Day For Perspective

Thanksgiving. The truly American holiday, and one that can be celebrated both religiously and secularly. Its purpose is in its name, and it serves to remind us that we are social creatures, happiest and best-off when connected in positivity and gratitude with our...

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Selective Adulthood

Selective Adulthood

A recent kerfuffle on the gossip pages involved the engagement of 65 year old Dennis Quaid to his 26 year old girlfriend. It'll be his fourth marriage and her first. Typing "Dennis Quaid" into Twitter's search field offered, as the third suggestion, "Dennis Quaid...

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Abetting Crime

Criminal justice reform, long a cause of libertarians and others who respect the rights of citizens, has in the blink of an eye gone from addressing injustices and prosecutorial excess to condoning lawlessness and abandoning government's fundamental duty to protect...

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Quid Pro… So?

Quid Pro… So?

Quid Pro Quo. Three monosyllabic Latin words, that mean "something for something." They are dominating the news, aka the Trump Impeachment S***show (fill in the stars as you will), in a binary fashion. The Democrats and others who want Trump defenestrated tell us...

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We Know Better

We Know Better

I had dinner with a group of friends last night, and in typical fashion, much of the conversation was political. One friend put forth a surprising (to me) assertion: that it was a proper function of government to provide health care to everyone. He called it a...

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A War on Success

The Left tell us, constantly, that they are the only ones who care about The Children. Their solutions to everything involve more government and more spending. For The Children. And, yet, we see proof every day that this assertion is a lie. Especially in public...

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Uryens and Leondegrance

Uryens and Leondegrance

Or... Trump the Mundane. A deep-dive into the cobwebbed recesses of my pop culture recollection dug out this snippet from John Boorman's magnificent 1981 film Excalibur, which quite succinctly encapsulates the Trumpian political landscape of today. I witness, daily,...

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Faith In Our Institutions

The Trump impeachment tempest has been ebbing and flowing since the moment he won the election - before even his inauguration, it seems. While it dominates the news, it is but one of many other governmental tempests, including a medley of shenanigans surrounding the...

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Banning Ignorance

A current, virally popular Internet meme template is "Woman Yelling At A Cat," which depicts Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Taylor Armstrong crying and pointing at a smug-looking (aren't they all?) white cat, with a caption that mocks the woman for reading or getting...

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Explaining Trump to Brits

The question of how would I explain the Donald Trump Presidency to a British person appeared in my social media feed. As it happens, I actually did try to explain the Trump phenomenon, except in 2016. I was with my wife on a trip to Dublin. I was sitting on a bench in...

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Green Alert

Environmental it-girl Greta Thunberg found herself stuck in Chile with nothing to do, after the nation cancelled its plans to host the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, aka COP25. The reason for the cancellation should give pause to Greta and...

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Muh Roads!

A funny Twitter rant came across my feed today, ...you fucking level one rookie bitch-ass commentators on Twitter - I don't understand it - you not foolin' a libertarian by bringing up them bitch-ass roads! Indeed. The dismissive critics of libertarianism, and they...

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Warren’s Health Care Delusion

Elizabeth Warren has many plans. Chief among them is her plan to nationalize one-seventh of America's economy, by eliminating private health insurance in favor of what she calls "Medicare for All." According to her, she'll manage this by taxing the snot out of a few...

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Omar’s Dirty Hands

Freshman Congresswoman and "Squad" member Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was the lone Democrat not to vote in favor of a recent House resolution condemning the Armenian Genocide, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support (that 11 Republicans voted against it merits its own...

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