Elevator Urinators

Lynne Patton, the regional director of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, is planning to actually live, for a few weeks, in some of the buildings in her charge. This is newsworthy enough to be worth a blog post on its own, and I tip my hat to the...

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Zero-Sum Feminism

A friend recently took his kids (three girls and a boy) to see the new Lego movie, and then dropped me a text linking this Slate article. The article, which he affirmed as accurate, discusses how the movie portrays an alternative to the boundaries set by traditional...

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Nothing To Lose

Much hay was made about how Nancy Pelosi got the better of Trump when he agreed to end the government shut-down a few weeks ago without getting his wall money. That was a bit premature, since all they did was kick the can down the road a couple weeks. It’s now a...

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Maximum Pluck

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has been all over the news lately, with complaints and warnings regarding a tax revenue shortfall that’s threatening his progressive agenda. He points the finger of blame (something he may or may not have learned from the...

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Shooting The Moon

Now that more and more people are throwing their hats into the Democratic presidential nomination ring, and now that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the “it-girl” of the Left’s political rhetoric, serious people are starting to question the...

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State of the Union 2019: A Review

As has become my norm, I opted out of sitting through the State of the Union address, choosing to read the transcript the morning after. In doing so, I save myself 82 minutes of theater, preening (by everyone there), applause breaks, photo-ops, and the like that...

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An Open Apology to America

My fellow Americans. It has been two years since I stepped down from the job I coveted, felt I deserved, and felt I executed ably, and passed the Presidency on to a successor from the opposition party. After my initial shock at that Election Day outcome wore off, and...

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Eternal Servitude

Those who delight in schadenfreude were in special glee the other day, with the latest example of the Left eating its own. It all started out with former Starbucks CEO sending the Democrats into a shark-chum frenzy over his announcement of a potential independent run...

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Tallying Grievance Points

The normalizing of the idea that “some animals are more equal than others” (George Orwell’s denouement in Animal Farm) has not only resulted in a grievance hierarchy, but ensured that various identity groups would devote increasing amounts of energy...

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Social Justice and Roko’s Basilisk

A political friend brought my attention to an interesting (and growing) phenomenon in the public sphere: the mining of someone’s distant past for transgressions against current social mandates. Or, more sinisterly, as a means of taking down someone with whom...

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The Sarah Silverman Alibi

Amidst all the fallout of the “reveal” that the initial story about the Covington High School students was grossly misleading is the qualified mea culpa from many who rushed to judgment and condemnation. It takes the form of “well, I got it wrong,...

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Evangeline’s Loop

A disclaimer: To preserve confidentiality, this patient’s name has been changed, and “she” is a composite of several people,. The incidents affirmed here are otherwise factual as witnessed directly by the author. This article will be followed up at a...

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Losing at Checkers

A recent “she’s awesome because everyone hates her” hagiography in Rolling Stone about the newly minted Congresswoman and current political it-girl Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, written by leftist screech owl Matt Taibbi, proved the old saw that even a...

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