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 […]

Excellent summary on the decline of newspapers

I saw the end coming the day I read the Boston Globe on my laptop while the printed copy lay on my doorstep. That was in 2000. Stop just blaming the Internet for killing newspapers. Start blaming editors. – Reassociated Press https://reassociated.press/2016/10/24/stop-just-blaming-the-internet-for-killing-newspapers-start-blaming-editors/

NYTimes: Cubs Defeat Dodgers to Clinch First Pennant Since 1945

I couldn’t be happier for the Cubs. While as a Red Sox fan, I also have a soft spot for the Indians, you just have to root for Chicago in this contest. One thing though: Should the Cubs finally turn the corner for good and shake off its “hapless” moniker, I hope their fans don’t […]

Dear Mike Rowe: What dream do I pursue now?

[The video mentioned in the previous post inspired me to write Mike Rowe in hope against hope that he might have some wisdom to offer.] I recently became a true fan of yours, and I only just this morning finished watching your interview on ReasonTV. I’m sold. In a sense, I always was, but I’ve […]

First world problems: New iPhone and no headphone jack

For me, it’s going to be a real pain in the ass. Yes, finally got the new iPhone 7, mainly because the battery was shot in my iPhone 6 and our contract with Sprint was about to expire. Normally, I don’t second-guess Apple’s decisions like this. Witness what happened when they abandoned the floppy disk […]

The Washington Post: The last thing Europe needs right now is an army

No. The last thing the United States needs right now are allies that don’t pitch in. The United States is effectively subsidizing the national health care plans of European states as well as its other much-ballyhooed social safety net. The fact that we spend billions, if not trillions, defending Europe’s otherwise open borders means that […]