Happy New Year! Three things to think about as we head into 2021

Free speech shouldn’t be up for debate, no single person has all the answers, and forgiveness and grace are essential What to say at the end of a challenging year? A wannabe pundit like myself has a few choices.  I can share my predictions for 2021 for those who care:  The media will remain obsessed… Continue reading Happy New Year! Three things to think about as we head into 2021

Go, Bernie, go! Filibuster all night and ruin the Senate’s New Year’s Eve

If you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, look no further than the recent alliance between Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Democrats over increasing stimulus checks to $2,000 and the nonsensical Republican opposition They say politics makes strange bedfellows.  This has never been more true as Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and other Democrats come together… Continue reading Go, Bernie, go! Filibuster all night and ruin the Senate’s New Year’s Eve

Stoicism: Can we stop the endless emoting and give the ancient philosophy a try in 2021?

The grievance and rage driving everything from erasing Abraham Lincoln to cancelling everyone we disagree with is unhealthy, but there is a better way to live your life and it’s certainly not toxic Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that has unfortunately fallen out of favor in recent years.  Oxford Languages defines the term simply as… Continue reading Stoicism: Can we stop the endless emoting and give the ancient philosophy a try in 2021?

The experts are always wrong: A declining population leads to economic stagnation, upending 50 years of environmental wisdom and invalidating global warming models all at once

Two new studies show how the infamous population bomb goes bust, negative growth makes the world more likely to end in a long, slow, pathetic whimper, and almost every single climate model should be retracted, but I’m not holding my breath... In 1968, Stanford University Professor Paul R. Ehrlich kicked off the modern era of… Continue reading The experts are always wrong: A declining population leads to economic stagnation, upending 50 years of environmental wisdom and invalidating global warming models all at once

How are the coronavirus lockdowns working out almost 10 months in? Can we try freedom yet?

The data isn’t good for the lockdown proponents, if it seems like we’re stuck in a bad high school science experiment, that’s because we are, it’s time to stand up for freedom Another holiday, another opportunity to shame Americans.  Christmas trees are still up in three quarters of the country, but CNN is already searching… Continue reading How are the coronavirus lockdowns working out almost 10 months in? Can we try freedom yet?

At least 2020 had an awesome Bruce Springsteen album, “Letter to You” might be the most fired up thing ever released by a 70+ rocker and his band

“There’s too many outlaws trying to work the same line” enters the lexicon as one of the Boss’s most timeless lyrics, especially in this era of endless politicization of everything including Bruce himself Full disclosure:  I’ve been saying since at least 2002 that Bruce Springsteen will be remembered as much more than one of the… Continue reading At least 2020 had an awesome Bruce Springsteen album, “Letter to You” might be the most fired up thing ever released by a 70+ rocker and his band

The Congress that stole Christmas, delivering a massive lump of coal to struggling Americans while lavishing billions on foreign aid

You know things are truly awful when Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez agree, and even Bernie Sanders is openly supporting Trump’s demand to do more for the American people, but there’s CNN to mess the coverage up During the initial 15-days to slow the spread, what feels like a lifetime ago back in late March,… Continue reading The Congress that stole Christmas, delivering a massive lump of coal to struggling Americans while lavishing billions on foreign aid

The Lord of Misrule and other Christmas traditions through the ages merge in a classic Western holiday

Christmas 2020 is different from any other, but the spirit can remain the same even as we gather in smaller groups to celebrate without Phish shows at MSG  The modern celebration of Christmas is a wonderful combination of ancient festivals and traditions, crass commercialism, and religious observations developed over two millennia.  Even as an atheist,… Continue reading The Lord of Misrule and other Christmas traditions through the ages merge in a classic Western holiday

The experts would kill your grandmother to reduce inequities, social justice has officially invaded public health

In the name of a new “ethics,” public health professionals would sacrifice an 85-year old holocaust survivor to check their white privilege, prove their anti-racism, and establish their bonafides with the cause According to an analysis by The Daily Mail, “every single US state is being advised to consider ethnic minorities as critical groups for… Continue reading The experts would kill your grandmother to reduce inequities, social justice has officially invaded public health

The absurd futility of our cybersecurity strategy

Sometimes, the best defense is a good offense, but we apparently have neither despite years of attacks and billions of dollars in defense, so we’ll just blame Russia and move on In October 2019, a (presumed to be) Russian actor, possibly part of the Russian government, compromised a Texas-based company’s network and systems monitoring software… Continue reading The absurd futility of our cybersecurity strategy