The Piper and the Tune

A small story out of New York offers us a glimpse into the mind of progressive politicians and thinkers. A couple years back, as I was driving in upstate New York, I noticed these spiffy new signs extolling the virtues of the state. Turns out, they were an initiative...

The Mind of a Child

I’ve been binge-watching an old British television series called MI-5 (or Spooks, depending where you are). One episode I watched last night, late in Season 4 (or Series 4, to use British nomenclature) included a character that was an old, unrepentant Cold War...

The Politics of Choice

The beginning of National School Choice Week seems an apt time to ponder the term “choice” as it applies to American politics and the left-right divide. The word “choice” has been emphatically reserved by the Left as their own, but this...

Rail Follies

California, the land of perfect weather and perfectly loony residents, has failed to surprise the rest of us yet again by announcing massive cost overruns on an already absurdly expensive public works venture. A pipe-dream project to connect Los Angeles and San...