Simon Biles: Does anyone believe the reaction would be the same if Trump supporting Tom Brady refused to come out after halftime for mental health issues?

Of course not, and so a world champion athlete is suddenly just a “Black woman” and a victim, and quitting is a display of strength and courage.  Otherwise, it’s yet another moment where we must be for something or against something, either-or, all or nothing. Let me start by stating what should be obvious to… Continue reading Simon Biles: Does anyone believe the reaction would be the same if Trump supporting Tom Brady refused to come out after halftime for mental health issues?

The mask mandate is back and Republicans are to blame, at least according to the mainstream media, the Biden Administration, and supposed health experts

What are the facts behind the uptick in cases, vaccination rates, and breakthrough infections for those already vaccinated?  If you’ve been paying attention for the past 16 months, it probably won’t surprise you to learn we’re being lied to again, told an incomplete narrative for political purposes. Republican refusal to vaccinate against coronavirus is literally… Continue reading The mask mandate is back and Republicans are to blame, at least according to the mainstream media, the Biden Administration, and supposed health experts

The Billionaire Space Race: If a really rich dude goes to space, can the rest of us hear them scream?

In a scene out of a Kurt Vonnegut short story with a vulgar title, Sir Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and soon Elon Musk head to space for a few minutes, prompting endless memes, fact checks, controversy, criticism, and praise, but what does it really mean in the grand scheme of things? There are few things… Continue reading The Billionaire Space Race: If a really rich dude goes to space, can the rest of us hear them scream?

Decoding consciousness: What can dreams tell us about how our minds work while awake?

Everyone dreams, every night, entering a strange, semi-conscious state where we experience a world created by our own minds, but our judgement, language, and senses are impaired.  No one knows where dreams come from or why.  That doesn’t mean they can’t tell us a lot about the inner workings of the mind and consciousness itself.… Continue reading Decoding consciousness: What can dreams tell us about how our minds work while awake?

Meet Trofim Lysenko, a Soviet biologist who crushed dissent, jailed scientists, and starved 30 million people

Mr. Lysenko’s tragic story is the ultimate history lesson and cautionary tale about the dangers of state-sanctioned science and the need for open debate.  America today is not Soviet Russia 75 years ago, but this doesn’t mean there aren’t disturbing parallels as the US government teams up with social media and telecommunications providers to censor… Continue reading Meet Trofim Lysenko, a Soviet biologist who crushed dissent, jailed scientists, and starved 30 million people

Poor, poor, pitiful Biden?

CNN suddenly discovers that being President is hard and likely to get harder.  Who knew?  Unfortunately for Americans, President Biden is suffering from an array of largely self-inflicted wounds, from the border to international relations.  The solution is simple:   Govern how he promised on the campaign and stop pretending to be some radical progressive.… Continue reading Poor, poor, pitiful Biden?

Springsteen’s Thunder Road: Still brilliant and seminal whether or not Mary’s dress “sways” or “waves”

It’s rare when a single work of art, much less a single song running less than five minutes, encapsulates the full genius of an artist in one fell swoop.  “Thunder Road” is precisely such a work; everything that makes Bruce Springsteen truly great is present and all you need to do is listen. There is… Continue reading Springsteen’s Thunder Road: Still brilliant and seminal whether or not Mary’s dress “sways” or “waves”

A coronavirus wave is building, but we must reject another round of lockdown hysteria

Cases are on the rise again, likely thanks to some combination of the Delta variant and low vaccination rates in some areas.  Some experts are claiming it’s time to mask up and hit the “reset” button even after President Biden has taken a victory lap.  “Mask solidarity” is apparently a thing.  Now is not the… Continue reading A coronavirus wave is building, but we must reject another round of lockdown hysteria

The Trump Test: Fair minded liberals really need to consider what their reaction would be if Trump did it

No presidency is without problems and President Joe Biden is no exception.  The difference in tone and tenor from a year ago, however, is striking.  The cottage outrage industry has been replaced by a passive press expressing precious little concern about the disturbing news of the day.  Honest people need to ask themselves what’s changed. … Continue reading The Trump Test: Fair minded liberals really need to consider what their reaction would be if Trump did it

BOOK EXCERPT: A few more pages from “The Curse of La Cosa Nostra, or How I Became a Teenage Mobster Vampire from Nutley, NJ”

“Nothing’s free at the Meadowlands Fair, not even the bathroom, and it wasn’t surprising when an older black gentleman with a bright smile and baldhead, shiny from teeth to toe in the uniform of a high-class hotel doorman, greeted me on the way in, hand out in money-loving supplication.” The Curse of La Cosa Nostra,… Continue reading BOOK EXCERPT: A few more pages from “The Curse of La Cosa Nostra, or How I Became a Teenage Mobster Vampire from Nutley, NJ”