The Tyson Tenet

If you play in the on-line political sandbox, as I do, it’s inevitable that you will be the subject of personal insults, derogations, and impugnments, often decoupled from any actual counterpoint or rebuttal to your comment. The likelihood and quickness of this...

We’ll See It For You

In an interview with satellite radio host Ron Bennington (whose show and interviews I highly recommend), comedian Colin Quinn offered his opinions on political correctness and its deleterious effect on standup comedy, observations of the fear that all the Democratic...

A Victory For The Culture Scolds

An innocuous “memory” was offered by Facebook this morning. I chuckled at it – it was a “throwaway” comment about a moment I had on a vacation a number of years ago – and was about to re-share. Then, I paused. Was this harmless...

Tolerating Cash

My Facebook feed recently offered me one of those “red meat” posts intended to stoke outrage and mockery. In this instance, it was purportedly (and I stress purportedly – too many people have no qualms about making stuff up, and too many more have no...

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...