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Did President Biden just have the worst first year in modern history?

The President’s approval rating is at the bottom of the spectrum for the modern era.  More people identify as Republicans than at any time since 1995, and the country is beset by challenges and crises from all sides.  For a man that promised a return to normalcy, we’ve seen nothing like it.  Of course, it’s… Continue reading Did President Biden just have the worst first year in modern history?

The Supreme Court does precisely what it’s supposed to do, prompting progressives to claim there’s no difference between work and play, plus other absurdities

Progressive pundits take aim at the Supreme Court for ruling that a workplace safety law actually applies to the workplace, claiming there is no distinction between the two.  Others believe the Court has exceeded its power by ensuring agencies operate within the bounds of their legal mandate.  Still others blame Republicans in general and demand… Continue reading The Supreme Court does precisely what it’s supposed to do, prompting progressives to claim there’s no difference between work and play, plus other absurdities

The Tragedy of Macbeth and the Immortal Genius of William Shakespeare

An excellent new film adaptation combines a stark abstraction with rich performances and stunning moments to illuminate the complexities underlying a simple plot, but no single version can ever capture the impenetrable duality of man that serves as Shakespeare’s true subject matter.  Free will or foreordained?  We are a product of both, and this play… Continue reading The Tragedy of Macbeth and the Immortal Genius of William Shakespeare

The FBI has a long history of using confidential informants in legally and morally ambiguous ways

The Justice Department is refusing to answer questions about the possible role confidential informants played in the January 6th riots at the Capitol Building, prompting many conservatives to wonder if they helped incite the mob.  They have every reason to be suspicious after the FBI has used these techniques for decades against both left and… Continue reading The FBI has a long history of using confidential informants in legally and morally ambiguous ways

2112: Revisiting Rush’s prophetic masterpiece in the age of computers and the technocracy

The Canadian power trio’s fourth album was a turning point in their career and their most commercially successful effort at the time. It is also perhaps their most prophetic.  Long before our digital age, 2112 is a story of a world controlled by computers, where creativity and individuality is crushed by an all powerful government,… Continue reading 2112: Revisiting Rush’s prophetic masterpiece in the age of computers and the technocracy

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