Blowing Bubbles

Sure as the sun rises in the morning, the nattering ninnies that have been stretching the Overton Window leftward produce pandering policy proposal after pandering policy proposal. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, dubbed the Nutty Professor and Bronx...

The Six-Figure Hobo

Most of us know that the American way of managing homelessness is ineffectual. What is less well known is how expensively ineffectual it is. What we spend on our way (calling it a “system” is laughable)) could provide for a system that works better, many...

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...

The Felon’s Vote

Bernie Sanders briefly grabbed the national headlines by proposing that prison inmates be permitted to vote in elections. His position is an extension of current law in his home state of Vermont (and in Maine), where a citizen never loses the right to vote, even while...

Charity’s Scolds

Almost instantly after the devastating fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris captured world-wide attention, French (and other) billionaires started pledging large sums of money towards restoration. That was followed up by countless other pledges, large and small,...