Performance Plus

History is replete with broad ripples caused by a single act by a single person. Gavrilo Princip, Lee Harvey Oswald, Rosa Parks, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, an unknown man in Tiananmen Square, Thich Quang Duc, John Wilkes Booth, and countless others changed world...

What We Take For Granted

A recent announcement in the UK, that all non-essential surgery scheduled in January is to be cancelled in order to free up hospital space in expectation of a heavy flu season, raises a reality that advocates for socialized medicine in America routinely overlook or...

Whence Inequality?

A recent Washington Post headline blared “The richest 1 percent now owns more of the country’s wealth than at any time in the past 50 years.” We are, I presume, supposed to assume this is a problem. Mention anything relating to the wealthy to the denizens...

Half-Hearted Hawks

Last night, in the wee hours, the Senate finally passed its version of the tax reform bill. While the final version will depend on the conference between the House and the Senate, it’s safe to say that the bill is a mixed bag. Some will get what they want, some...