Collapsing Context

Collapsing Context

Fond as I am of coining fun or memorable phrases, and amused as I am by the social justice Left’s language gymnastics, I’ve developed a tendency to note the really good ones, of both the pithy and roll-your-eyes sort. Among my favorites of the pithy sort...
The Sell-Out Cop-Out

The Sell-Out Cop-Out

Political filmmaker Michael Moore’s new movie Planet of the Humans contains a refreshing bit of honesty: that wind and solar are not the enviro-panacea that greens, carbon-haters, climate catastrophists, and various other enviro-fetishists have long claimed....
The Best and Brightest?

The Best and Brightest?

We will learn many lessons, in the coming months, from the COVID-19 pandemic. While I have been circumspect in drawing hasty or premature conclusions, in believing particular models or projections, or in concluding whether Policy A or B or C has been good or...
The Humanistic Ethic

The Humanistic Ethic

Freeman Dyson, physicist, polymath, and intellect of such a towering magnitude that “genius” feels somehow inadequate, recently passed away at the age of 96. Obituary writers in the usual places chose, predictably and disappointingly, to highlight one...
Aesop’s Grasshoppers

Aesop’s Grasshoppers

I’ve been taking my own advice, and doing my darnedest to avoid proffering half-baked opinions on the Coronavirus matter, a matter that’s producing new (and often conflicting) information every day. There are, however, countless others who are seizing on...