Charity’s Scolds

Almost instantly after the devastating fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris captured world-wide attention, French (and other) billionaires started pledging large sums of money towards restoration. That was followed up by countless other pledges, large and small,...

Free College and Free Speech

The interruption of a stand-up comic’s performance by event organizers at Columbia University late last year served, obviously, as a reminder that college campuses remain places of intolerance and hostility to anything resembling diversity of thought. Nimesh...

The Gender-Neutral Lie

I recently read a string of tweets from several parents (mothers and fathers) who lamented “failure” in their efforts to raise their children in a gender-neutral way. Their failure wasn’t one of not allowing the child to choose its own path, but...

Dismissing Discomfort

America’s history can be viewed as a long and continuing stream of cultural shifts. Her inception itself was a radical departure from the widely-established forms of governance the colonists knew and lived under, towards one that was more egalitarian,...

Reparations Cogitations

The crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates, whose number (25 as of this drafting) seems to be growing as quickly as the number of genders, is rather interesting in its lack of diversity. Oh, it certainly checks off many of the identity boxes: (race,...