State of the Union 2019: A Review

As has become my norm, I opted out of sitting through the State of the Union address, choosing to read the transcript the morning after. In doing so, I save myself 82 minutes of theater, preening (by everyone there), applause breaks, photo-ops, and the like that...

Concentrated Wealth

A social media conversation I had the other day, regarding the estate tax, provided this little gem: Concentrations of wealth are indispensable for the existence of a civilization. My fellow converser is correct. Without concentrations of wealth, that is to say...

Crimes Not Impeached

Impeachment is in the air. The Democrats, as they prepare to take up the House, promise a “cannon of subpoenas.” I’ve discussed the impeachment possibilities in President Trump’s many imbroglios here. Today, let’s take a look at other...

A Quote For Every Occasion

Conservative hawks were aghast at Trump’s sudden announcement that he’s ordering American troops out of Syria. Libertarians and others weary of America’s endless militarism, on the other hand, were gladdened, and some even cheered. While some...