Other People’s Rights

Other People’s Rights

When it comes to individual rights, some, to paraphrase Orwell, are ‘more equal than others.’ In private life and free discourse, it should not alarm us all that much that a political writer prioritizes free speech, a churchgoer prioritizes religious...
Selective Adulthood

Selective Adulthood

A recent kerfuffle on the gossip pages involved the engagement of 65 year old Dennis Quaid to his 26 year old girlfriend. It’ll be his fourth marriage and her first. Typing “Dennis Quaid” into Twitter’s search field offered, as the third...
The Case For Junkie Welfare

The Case For Junkie Welfare

America’s opioid crisis has been uniquely lethal. A look around the world shows us how other nations have mitigated it much more successfully. For starters, we can say drug policy in America is killing people through failure to adapt, but there are two other...

Abetting Crime

Criminal justice reform, long a cause of libertarians and others who respect the rights of citizens, has in the blink of an eye gone from addressing injustices and prosecutorial excess to condoning lawlessness and abandoning government’s fundamental duty to...
We Know Better

We Know Better

I had dinner with a group of friends last night, and in typical fashion, much of the conversation was political. One friend put forth a surprising (to me) assertion: that it was a proper function of government to provide health care to everyone. He called it a...