The Liar’s Victory

The sordid saga of the Republican Party’s attempts to do something about ObamaCare closed a chapter yesterday. Party leadership threw in the towel on both repeal and replacement, and I presume will move on to the next big legislative item (tax reform). Depending...

Deregulation Doomsayers

A bad man uses a gun to inflict harm on others, and, as sure as Pavlov’s dog salivating at the ringing of a bell, the usual scolds decry the insufficiency of the laws meant to prohibit bad men from getting guns. The lament is typically combined with contempt for...

Hating Humanity

Radio personality Anthony Cumia once observed that the farther away people are and the browner they are, the less we care about them. His observation was in reference to the devastation caused in Indonesia and nearby countries by the 2004 earthquake and tsunami,...

You Must Lose

A question recently arose in a political forum I frequent, as to whether making birth control pills over-the-counter (and thus drastically reducing the cost of acquiring them) would appease the reproductive-rights scolds. This is a proposal that has been floating...

False Morality

The other day, I had an extended… lets call it a “discussion…” with a couple socialized medicine advocates on the Internet. Yes, yes, silly me. Arguing on the Internet is like (per Google’s third suggestion) playing chess with a pigeon....