This debate was settled 225 years ago. Enough already

Last year in Chicago over 700 people, mostly black, were murdered with guns, mostly illegal. The critical mind will appreciate the fact that the events in Vegas, no matter how horrific, are a statistical blip. Fifty-eight people died in one place because of one guy. How is that effectively different from 58 people murdered by […]

I fought the law, and guess what happened?

A cautionary tale for anyone thinking they can make a difference A friend of of mine who follows my dealings with Jenkintown Borough recently related his own experience that spoke to the futility of civic engagement. My friend, an attorney and a one-time senior official in state government, possesses considerable political acumen. Earlier in his […]

Still flummoxed by the election?

Hillary and Bill Clinton, Joe Biden and the current Democratic Party leadership designed and built the massive system of imprisonment, essentially ended welfare, expanded our wars and pushed through NAFTA. They destroyed the lives of hundreds of thousands of poor and working-class families and are responsible for the mounds of corpses in the Middle East. […]

Eminent domain ready for its close-up

Haven’t seen this movie, but I hope it covers the fact that after all that, Pfizer never built on the property. In fact, it would later announce it was moving its headquarters out of New London altogether. It does note that the liberal justices sided with Pfizer. So much for your property rights. When the […]

Overplaying the Left hand

Too many libertarians hate the left more than they love liberty. One response I’ve heard to my pushing back on their take on Trump is that “well Obama/Clinton was/would have been worse!” No, actually he wasn’t and I don’t think she would have been. Yes, they might have expanded the regulatory state, but there would […]

Our nation out to pasture

So much for fun on Facebook. People are losing their minds over what is really the end result of decades of abuses of power combined with the dumbing down of the populace — yes, the entire populace. While we instinctively know there is something wrong, we have separated into our own tribes, falling victim to the echo chamber. These chambers of paranoia […]

Manning is a hero(ine)

I know some of my friends who are military and ex-military who are apoplectic about this, but as an individual who never trusts power of the state, I applaud this commutation. Manning revealed “secrets” that exposed unlawful conduct of the United States government, carried out during a time the country was engaged in an illegal war […]

Exercise bikes for toddlers are a terrible idea

I’d like to find everyone in that meeting that approved this “toy”, fire them with great humiliation, and make it so they never work in this business again. First, the idea that a kid is going to stay in one place and exercise while watching a screen is ludicrous at the outset, but to even […]

Government science lays another egg. Cholesterol now OK.

Studies are now showing that government studies are bad for your health, your job, and the economy as a whole. Cholesterol has been a fixture in dietary warnings in the United States at least since 1961, when it appeared in guidelines developed by the American Heart Association. Later adopted by the federal government, such warnings […]

Anthony Bourdain on the Great Comeuppance

Like Mr. Bourdain, I too have spent quite a lot of time in “God’s Country,” and I too found a lot of good people struggling to get by, and who have had enough of their values and opinions (right or wrong) shat upon. This is what happens when you stop listening. I’ve spent a lot […]