When We Are All Made Equal…

When We Are All Made Equal…

When it comes to cautionary dystopian tales, most of us know the biggies. Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm (the latter proffering up this blog’s name) are the gold standard. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is another classic. More contemporary writers...
One Idiot…

One Idiot…

Ever read something so stupid, you press the palms of your hands to your face in frustration? Fortunately, the Internet provides. Because I feel that frustration on a near-constant basis, I’ve collected a stash of face-palm memes, and offer them as appropriate...
Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

When was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence? The whole thing, not just the second paragraph? It’s not long – 1334 words. Should take you 5 minutes or so. 5 minutes wee spent, on the 244th anniversary of its ratification. Feel free to...
Always OPM

Always OPM

Were I tasked with offering one lesson about politics, whether it be to a group of wide-eyed high school sophomores, an over-educated class of grad students, or a conglomerated mass of voters from all over the political spectrum, it would be this: It’s always...
Policing Incentives Matter

Policing Incentives Matter

That incentives matter is a core kernel of debate between libertarians and Lefties (ok, and everyone else). They matter in police reform, and they explain why politicians have an incentive to maintain the status quo on the chronic problems they are elected to address....
A Nation of Chamberlains

A Nation of Chamberlains

I caught a chunklet of an Internet conversation the other day, wherein a couple obviously left-leaning (and intersectional) commenters offered a perfunctory dismissal of Thomas Sowell (and Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson, because Black Non-Liberals are all the same,...