Displacing Humanity

Yesterday, on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the New York Times posted and deleted an odd tweet: 18 years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the World Trade Center. Today families will once again gather and grieve at the site where more...

Banning Cheddar

Erstwhile progressive darling Beto O’Rourke recently sought to jump-start his going-nowhere presidential campaign with a Hail Mary declaration that, if elected President, he’d ban “assault weapons”: Americans who own AR-15s, AK-47s, will have...

Either/Or Terrorism

We witness, yet again, the horror of innocents going about their daily routines murdered en masse by a piece of human garbage. Twice in one day, in El Paso and Dayton. The history of such events cautions us to take our time in our pursuit of understanding, to avoid...

What Has Changed?

Two more mass shootings, and an entirely predictable spectrum of responses and proposed remedies from the usual sources. Politicians, both from the Rahm Emanuel angle and as a general rule, leap immediately to advance the solutions that fit their ideologies....

Billionaires and Charity

MacKenzie Bezos, now-ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, made headlines when she got $36 billion as her divorce settlement, and then promptly made more headlines when she joined the Giving Pledge, an initiative whereby the world’s wealthiest promise to give a...