The Twitter Files: So-called journalists ignore the obvious threat to their own industry and the First Amendment

The recent anti-Musk rants studiously avoid the blatant censorship of The New York Post under false pretenses in the middle of an election, which should be the centerpiece of any reasoned concerns about free speech and the free exchange of ideas.  Instead, propagandists vent their outrage at the messenger. The New York Post is the… Continue reading The Twitter Files: So-called journalists ignore the obvious threat to their own industry and the First Amendment

Ron DeSantis: Is the Florida governor the Republicans’ only hope?

The New York Post recently proclaimed him “DeFuture.”  The Florida governor has a lot to recommend himself for the Republican nomination.  A resounding re-election, a strong resume, a coronavirus response rooted in freedom, and a willingness to fight for conservative causes.  At least, that’s the theory.  The practice, as ever, is a lot more complicated… Continue reading Ron DeSantis: Is the Florida governor the Republicans’ only hope?

Trump and DeSantis: Rumors of one’s political demise are greatly exaggerated, as are calls for the other’s coronation

Last week’s midterm debacle has renewed calls in certain quarters to dump former President Donald Trump, blaming him entirely for the Republican’s poor performance, and to elevate Governor Ron DeSantis after his domination in Florida.  We should be wary of both.  Many promoting this have vehemently opposed the former President since his candidacy while the… Continue reading Trump and DeSantis: Rumors of one’s political demise are greatly exaggerated, as are calls for the other’s coronation

Defund the Department of Justice?

Another round of illegal leaks concerning yet another investigation into former President Donald Trump.  Another round of speculation in the media that the walls are closing in, and all the while Attorney General Merrick Garland and his boss, President Joe Biden, continue hiding behind the idea that they can’t comment on ongoing investigations, only leak… Continue reading Defund the Department of Justice?

Russia: Sanctions aren’t doing jack shit

Rather than crippling the Russian economy as all the real card carrying experts promised, the ruble is stronger than it’s been in seven years and Russian oil exports are generating more revenue than ever.  The outcome is the opposite of what was intended as the war in Ukraine rages on with no end in sight. … Continue reading Russia: Sanctions aren’t doing jack shit

It’s long past time to discuss President Biden’s obvious mental decline

The media doesn’t seem to care, indeed is doing its best to hide it, but we cannot have a President doddering around a stage, shaking hands with the empty air without serious repercussions.  Talk of the 25th Amendment was all the rage when President Trump was in office.  We need some of that now, fast,… Continue reading It’s long past time to discuss President Biden’s obvious mental decline

Elon Musk: Are much needed changes coming to Twitter?

The world’s richest man and self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist” is now the largest shareholder of the social media platform after haranguing it as a threat to democracy for limiting speech.  This isn’t a purely academic point after the platform blatantly interfered in the 2020 election.  In a more rational and fair world, Twitter would be… Continue reading Elon Musk: Are much needed changes coming to Twitter?

Yes, the CDC sold out your kids

We’re over a hundred days into the Biden administration and he still hasn’t delivered on his promise to open schools.  Somewhere around 17,900,000 students remain either purely virtual or in hybrid learning.  Now, we learn the reason why: The CDC has been conspiring with the teacher’s unions to keep kids out of class. Throughout a… Continue reading Yes, the CDC sold out your kids

Cancel Bruce Springsteen?

From predatory policing to cancel culture with a touch of schadenfreude, a few lessons from the revelation of the rock legend’s DUI last year.  What kind of world are we living in? Yesterday, the news broke that bonafide music legend, Bruce Springsteen, was arrested in November for suspicion of DUI, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol… Continue reading Cancel Bruce Springsteen?