The Liar’s Victory

The sordid saga of the Republican Party’s attempts to do something about ObamaCare closed a chapter yesterday. Party leadership threw in the towel on both repeal and replacement, and I presume will move on to the next big legislative item (tax reform). Depending...

Deregulation Doomsayers

A bad man uses a gun to inflict harm on others, and, as sure as Pavlov’s dog salivating at the ringing of a bell, the usual scolds decry the insufficiency of the laws meant to prohibit bad men from getting guns. The lament is typically combined with contempt for...

Hating Humanity

Radio personality Anthony Cumia once observed that the farther away people are and the browner they are, the less we care about them. His observation was in reference to the devastation caused in Indonesia and nearby countries by the 2004 earthquake and tsunami,...

Patient Zero

It happens without fail. A “political” incident happens, and within the first few hours a particular narrative coalesces and is repeated hundreds or thousands of time by people on a particular side of the issue. The recent shooting of US Congressman Steve...