Juneteenth: The good, the bad, and the ugly

In principle, a holiday dedicated to honoring America’s long march to freedom is an unequivocally good thing, but in practice progressives and Democrat lawmakers twist it for their present political purposes, haranguing the country and proposing radical policies. At the risk of sounding somewhat retrograde and out of step with the times, I have mixed… Continue reading Juneteenth: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Biden supporters should spare us the buyer’s remorse

The media has suddenly discovered that President Biden is a rapidly fading old man and some Democrats are claiming he shouldn’t run again in 2024.  Of course, Biden’s many problems were evident long before he got into office. Where were they then? Nobody should be surprised that Joe Biden makes an awful President.  He’d been… Continue reading Biden supporters should spare us the buyer’s remorse

#MeToo: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and whatever this mess means in modern America

A former Hollywood power couple’s dirty laundry is aired on national television via a highly publicized defamation trial, garnering millions of viewers and billions of clips online, but progressives insist there is some hidden meaning about the fate of the #MeToo movement to be found.  Apparently, we’re supposed to believe the accuser even when she… Continue reading #MeToo: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and whatever this mess means in modern America

Poor, Poor Pitiful Biden, Part 2: This time, he’s getting angry!

NBC News reports that the President is “furious” with how people perceive him as not being in charge, “bristling” at being stifled by his staff, and “rattled” that his poll numbers have sunk lower than Donald Trump.  All that’s missing is an actual plan that would help the American people. The President is unhappy, beleaguered,… Continue reading Poor, Poor Pitiful Biden, Part 2: This time, he’s getting angry!

Supreme Court:  A bombshell leak overturns almost 50 years of abortion rights with a fall out that’s impossible to predict

The United States is poised to enter a brave new world after a first in history leak of a potential ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade and return the question of abortion to the states.  We’ve never experienced anything like it, and despite the punditry, no one really knows where we go from here.… Continue reading Supreme Court:  A bombshell leak overturns almost 50 years of abortion rights with a fall out that’s impossible to predict

Musk takes Twitter amid a media firestorm and the changing meanings of free speech

The Twitter board officially approves the sale to the world’s richest man, and the media responds by arguing openly for censorship, turning recently held positions regarding free speech upside down, claiming free speech is racist, and pretending there is transparency in the current social media content moderation regime. Sometimes, you think the media simply has… Continue reading Musk takes Twitter amid a media firestorm and the changing meanings of free speech

The NYC subway shooter, the media, and the strange failure of content moderation

The NYC subway shooter’s social media profile revealed hundreds of anti-racist and other disturbing rants, where he argued the races should be separated and asked “black Jesus” to kill all white people.  The media, however, thinks he’s anti-black, and no one has even bothered to ask how these inflammatory, racist posts made it past the… Continue reading The NYC subway shooter, the media, and the strange failure of content moderation

Ukraine and Biden: Let’s not deceive ourselves for the reality is bleak

The mainstream media is reporting that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has “stalled” or even become a “stalemate,” even as the US government believes they are mounting a siege around key Ukrainian cities.  A siege, however, is not a stalemate.  It’s a slow, bloody stranglehold that will get much worse. Last weekend, the man who… Continue reading Ukraine and Biden: Let’s not deceive ourselves for the reality is bleak

Ukraine: Don’t let Eurocentrism or even outright racism dictate our response

The world has no shortage of horrors, once you expand your lens beyond Western Europe.  Horrors and humanitarian crises caused by repressive, authoritarian regimes are the norm in fact, not the exception.  We should do what we can, but we can’t save everyone. Europe is supposed to be different.  These things don’t happen in the… Continue reading Ukraine: Don’t let Eurocentrism or even outright racism dictate our response

Ukraine:  Our response to the Russian invasion is incoherent and confused, but the bravery of the Ukrainian people themselves could be the deciding factor

Europe hasn’t seen a war like this in over 80 years, but so far the response from the United States and the rest of the world has lacked any coherent strategy as we impose sanctions for the sake of sanctions and search for a “free lunch” approach that both maximizes and minimizes economic pain.  In… Continue reading Ukraine:  Our response to the Russian invasion is incoherent and confused, but the bravery of the Ukrainian people themselves could be the deciding factor