November 24, 2018

The thing about history is that in retrospect, from tens or hundreds or even thousands of years after the fact, events seems like they happened quickly when in fact they almost never do.

The dinosaurs probably weren’t rendered extinct in one cataclysmic event.  More lik...

November 17, 2018

We should by now know the signs.  Disregard for governmental agencies and institutions intended to act as a check on power – you know, like Congress or the rule of law, or common decency.

Or erratic mood wings and foul-mouthed tirades.  Or outbursts against the press, a...

November 10, 2018

In our quest for the appearance of fairness, we have developed the unfortunate tendency to ascribe equal value to opposing points of view.  And that can be a laudable trait when dealing with matters that can be rationally argued from either perspective.

There are suffic...

November 3, 2018

The wholesale onslaught against free, public education.  The widespread attack on unions and collective bargaining by workers – first private and then public.  The crass pandering to our vilest emotions, logic be damned (as if critical thinking was even an option for t...

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