It’s Not You, It’s Me

It’s Not You, It’s Me

An outsider that looked at a system of 90% disapproval, with 90% non-adaptivity, would conclude there was some kind of fundamental flaw. Most Americans agree this is true of our political system. Ask a spectrum of Americans if they think the system is broken, and...
Structural Stupidity

Structural Stupidity

Every so often, a new word becomes de mode in the political sandbox. While the metastasizing social justice movement has provided a veritable deluge of such, along with words to describe those words, oftentimes a “new” word is merely one being used in a...
The Pandemic and the Public Trust

The Pandemic and the Public Trust

Editors Note: This article is a follow-up to Inconvenience or Devastation, which explores citizens’ motivations in complying with pandemic lockdowns. In the grand tradition of dividing people into two groups, today sort people based on their attitude toward...
Inconvenience, or Devastation?

Inconvenience, or Devastation?

Editors Note: This article is a follow-up to The Politics of Lockdowns, which explores politicians’ motives and motivations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Early on in the COVID crisis, many warned that this fall would bring a second wave of infections, as...
The Politics of Lockdowns

The Politics of Lockdowns

Conspicuous Action. Those two words encapsulate a politician’s default response to any crisis (or “crisis” – many dubbed as such do not, considered rationally, deserve that level of emphasis), with the effects or efficacy of the action of...