Terror and Terrorism

It is a difficult reality of modern political discourse that some seek to leverage high-visibility events to fit their on-going agendas. One particularly galling example of this is the effort to tu quoque those who condemn radical Islam by casting the Las Vegas...

Scientists Are People Too

I recently took a break from my hoovering “urban fantasy” novels to read Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything. The book is a history of the science of the Earth and the universe, with the “history” aspect being discussion...

Viet Nam, And Beyond, In Theory

An exploration of America’s involvement in foreign wars, examined through the light provided by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s brilliant documentary “The Vietnam War,” finishing its run on PBS, is timely and should inform the debate on the Global...

Liberals and Gun Rights

Do you think Trump’s a fascist? Did you despise the Patriot Act? Do you distrust the police and other government law enforcement? Do you support Black Lives Matter? Do you side or sympathize with with Antifa? Do you believe The Handmaid’s Tale is a...