Whistling At Dogs

An article that crossed my social media feed this morning highlighted (for me) a particularly insidious idiom that’s become popular among some in the culture-politics scrum. The article, a “come to Jesus” exposition of a feminist writer’s...

Movement Corruptors

This month brings us a span of celebrations and events feting the liberation of the gay lifestyle, collectively known as World Pride. These celebrations, coming on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a two day demonstration against a police raid of the...

Energy Straits

Yesterday, we teetered on the verge of a shooting war with Iran, something that neocons are salivating over, but something that the rest of the country has little stomach for. And, for what? To keep the Strait of Hormuz unmolested, i.e. preserve shipping lanes for...

Born of Sin

The question arises with increasing frequency and alarm: What’s with this rekindled love for socialism? Socialism’s variants killed over a hundred million people last century, kept billions in poverty, and destroyed liberty and human dignity around the...

Go Ahead, Burn That Flag

It’s been often commented, in this blog and elsewhere, that Trump is ideologically untethered, that he shoots from the hip far too often, given the importance and power of his position, and that it’s sometimes hard to figure out what he’s thinking...