Why This is (Probably) My Last Political Article

This is probably the last political article I will write on this web site. I’ll wait a moment for the cheers to die down. You might think it strange that a site created to discuss current events and politics...

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The Aggravation of Complicated Truths

What causes ordinary, caring people to use outright lies and deception to promote their political views? We naturally expect such behavior from our politicians or corrupt business leaders. But the act of using...

Everyone Is Corruptible

Conservatism, like all other political philosophies, deals with how people interact within a society. If you want to maintain peace and civility among millions or even billions of people, you have to understand some...

Chocolate is Safe from Killer Robots

A New Year's Day headline in the UK's Independent newspaper proclaimed, "Chocolate is on track to go extinct in 40 years." That's right cocoa lovers, your ability to curl up with a tub of Rocky Road or a bar of 72%...

Healthcare is Not That Special

Perhaps you see things differently, but I like being healthy. When I get sick, sick enough to exhaust my own understanding of medical science, I am glad that I can consult with a doctor or other healthcare provider and...

We are All Confused about Race

I grew up after passage of the Civil Rights Act, in an era when (we thought) the immoral behavior of the Jim Crow era had been pushed aside. Good Times and The Jeffersons were popular sitcoms on TV. I was too young to...

Why Healthcare Costs So Much

Healthcare is perhaps the most visible domestic policy concern for Americans here in 2017. Whether it is the president and Congress arguing over the fate of Obamacare or the constant stream of TV commercials for old...