The End of the Middle

The End of the Middle

An old adage tells us, “the truth usually lies somewhere in the middle.” Some old adages give us truth and wisdom. This isn’t one of them. In fact, it’s so not one of them that it nomenclated a couple logical fallacies (yeah, yeah, nomenclated...
Stealing Speech

Stealing Speech

Nigh-on twenty years ago, when I was living in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn, NY, and working with my family at our restaurant, I put a Libertarian Party sticker on the back window of my SUV. It was a beast of a truck, a Chevy Suburban K2500 in black, with a...
A Second Amendment Event?

A Second Amendment Event?

There’s a public argument phenomenon that gun rights defenders and Second Amendment defenders are quite familiar with: “gotcha” questions written by the ill-informed. Step into any on-going debate over gun rights, and you’ll almost invariably...
The Canceler’s Privilege

The Canceler’s Privilege

The loony-Left’s censorship follies have run so amok that a passel of leading liberal voices gathered (virtually, I presume) to sign an open letter “on justice and open debate, which just ran in Harper’s Magazine. Needless to say, the cancelniks were...