September 22, 2017

Evacuation and the Danger of Mindless Obedience

I relocated to Tampa, FL in 2004 for a job opportunity. I moved into my apartment on Saturday, July 31… [more]

Evacuation and the Danger of Mindless Obedience Evacuation and the Danger of Mindless Obedience

Trump’s Embargo on North Korea Is the Precursor to a War

Not even President Trump’s harshest critics blame him for creating the North Korean problem. The Kim… [more]

Trump’s Embargo on North Korea Is the Precursor to a War Trump’s Embargo on North Korea Is the Precursor to a War

“Price Gouging” in the real world.

Whenever there is a natural disaster, we see two things: the best in human generosity, courage and resilience… [more]

“Price Gouging” in the real world. "Price Gouging" in the real world.

Both Lincoln and the Confederacy Were Awful

We’re fighting the Civil War again. Whenever both major parties drop any pretense of addressing the… [more]

Both Lincoln and the Confederacy Were Awful Both Lincoln and the Confederacy Were Awful

The Best Anti-Nazi Strategy Is to Let Them Speak

While the country is still reeling from shocking images of the violence in Charlottesville, VA last weekend,… [more]

The Best Anti-Nazi Strategy Is to Let Them Speak The Best Anti-Nazi Strategy Is to Let Them Speak

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Evacuation and the Danger of Mindless Obedience

I relocated to Tampa, FL in 2004 for a job opportunity. I moved into my apartment on Saturday, July 31 and started work the following Monday. One week later, the local news was dominated by Hurricane Charley, which was predicted to be the first hurricane to directly hit Tampa since 1921. Sound familiar? I was […]

Trump’s Embargo on North Korea Is the Precursor to a War

Not even President Trump’s harshest critics blame him for creating the North Korean problem. The Kim Jong-Un regime’s nuclear weapons capabilities and willingness to brandish them goes back over a decade, to when Kim’s father was still the ruler. And while each successive U.S. administration has approached North Korea slightly differently, one thing has remained […]

“Price Gouging” in the real world.

Whenever there is a natural disaster, we see two things: the best in human generosity, courage and resilience and the worst in economic ignorance. The former includes individuals rescuing stranded neighbors, volunteers lining up to join charity relief efforts, and corporations martialing their vast resources to pour needed items such as food, bottled water and […]

Both Lincoln and the Confederacy Were Awful

We’re fighting the Civil War again. Whenever both major parties drop any pretense of addressing the real problems facing American taxpayers, their constituents revert to having at each other in “the culture wars.” And no culture war would be complete without relitigating what should now be settled history: the reasons for the Civil War. Americans […]

The Best Anti-Nazi Strategy Is to Let Them Speak

While the country is still reeling from shocking images of the violence in Charlottesville, VA last weekend, CNN reports the so-called “Alt Right” is planning nine events for this weekend, including a “free speech rally” in Boston. As expected, counter-protests are being planned, although local police in most areas are planning to take measures to keep the adversarial […]

13 Reasons Why is an indictment of schools, not legitimization of suicide.

CBS News reports that two fathers are coping with the worst pain anyone can endure in this life: the death of a child. Both fathers believe the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, contributed to their daughters’ decisions to take their own lives. They have publicly asked Netflix to cease airing the show and one of […]

Trolling Bernie Sanders Part 1

I know. It’s a little like when Kramer was beating up those ten and twelve-year-old kids at his karate school on Seinfeld. But it’s just too hard to resist trolling the commie con man, if for no other reason than to expose him to his confused supporters. So, by popular demand, some highlights from my […]

It’s Time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party

President Trump attempted Friday to put a smiley face on the defeat of the American Health Care Act (ACHA), known to its opponents as “Obamacare Light.” From his perspective, the failure to secure enough Republican votes to pass the AHCA will lead to a “better bill” in the long run, because that future bill will […]

The Culture of Entitlement in Medicine

Senator Rand Paul has introduced an alternative bill to what he calls, “Obamacare Lite,” a.k.a. the American Health Care Act, introduced by House Speaker Paul Ryan. Paul’s criticism of Ryan’s bill was mild compared to Rep. Thomas Massie’s. Massie called Ryan’s bill a “stinking pile of garbage.” While Paul’s plan is more free-market oriented than […]

In Defense of Henry Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life

December is upon us and that means plentiful opportunities to watch the enduring classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of viewers completely misinterpret heroic Roosevelt-hater and anti-New Dealer Frank Capra’s dystopian nightmare as a heartwarming Christmas tale. And while this writer likely can’t overcome the emotional appeal of angels getting their wings […]

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Has Too Sad An Ending for the Season

No Christmas season would be complete without plentiful opportunities to watch stage or television productions of Charles Dickens’ unfortunately immortal A Christmas Carol. The classic Reginald Owen and Alastair Sim movies will no doubt play several times on multiple cable channels. We have a live production showing at the Alleyway Theatre here in Buffalo, N.Y. […]