A few days ago I offered up Art Pope and Pat McCrory leading North Carolina into the 19th century, a collection of thoughts on the state I was born and raised in. […]
Libertarians and engineers should embrace industrial climate disruption, not deny it
Libertarians and engineers should both engage and work to address industrial climate disruption instead of fleeing to the illusory safety of science denial.
Libertarians, engineers, and climate disruption denial: part 2 – engineers
There are a lot of engineers among the ranks of industrial climate disruption deniers. Part Two of a series on libertarians, engineers, and climate disruption denial explores the personality traits and values of engineers.
Dear "small government" conservatives: that Thoreau quote doesn't mean what you think it means
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, they say. How true, how true, especially when it comes to reducing the wisdom of brilliant, complex minds to their pithiest quotes. In a recent […]
The most dangerous idea ever: why the tea party is right after all. Sort of.
The American econo-political system has always been a dangerous proposition, an egg balanced on a knife blade six feet above a concrete floor. Sure, most countries have elements of the American solution. […]
GBTV? Glenn Beck on the Internet? All Glenn, all the time?
Would you pay between $4.95 and $9.95 a month to watch conservative talker Glenn Beck for two hours a day on the Internet? Beck will launch, with partner Mercury Radio Arts, GBTV, […]
GOP Madness 2012: Cruella DeVille Bracket results…but wait, there's more
Maybe I should have seen the Huckabee thing coming. For the first time in Huck’s life he’s got a hustle that pays well and doesn’t require him to hug sweaty overweight people. […]
The American Parliament: our nation’s 10 political parties
Part two in a series. Forgive me for abstracting and oversimplifying a bit, but one might argue that American politics breaks along the following 10 lines: Social Conservatives Neocons Business Conservatives Traditional […]
Heartland Institute VIPs misrepresent facts again
On January 24, Mark Boslough of the University of New Mexico and Sandia National Laboratories wrote an op-ed in the Santa Fe New Mexican in which he criticized the Heartland Institute and […]
Yo, GOP: Slash regulation? Or spend up to $27 million to save a life?
Many of the seats the Democrats lost in Congress can be attributed to a tea-party and GOP-influenced desire to shrink the size of the federal government. Presumed goals of conservative and GOP […]