July 4, 2018: What, if anything, can stave off the ruination of the Republic?
Only trust … assuming it can still be found. In 2007, on this overblown, sadly commercialized holiday whose historical moment has been buried by beer, barbecue, patriotic bombast, and over-the-top, often taxpayer-paid […]
Help me Governor McCrory, you’re my only hope
The Syrian refugees who are currently undergoing a two year vetting process had nothing to do with the attacks in Paris. They are the Albert Einsteins trying to get out of Nazi […]
Land of the free, be brave.
I am a proud Democrat. I think the Democratic Party started with a Virginia planter and Renaissance man named Thomas Jefferson. I am not proud of TJ for owning slaves. Slavery is […]
American Exceptionalism: It’s the economy, stupid
My grandfather was a union-buster at Hanes Dye and Finishing Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He got his degree on the GI bill after World War Two and worked his way up […]
Baltimore uprising: food deserts, gas deserts and why the media has it wrong on Freddie Gray
I took a bunch of rich kids to Baltimore in July of last year. We stayed at The Center, a fortified compound on the property of First & Franklin Presbyterian Church. My […]
Too many people + unbridled consumption = trauma for billions
Does disaster loom, brought on by population increases and a governing economic system predicated on ever more growth? Scratch a problem involving homo sapiens. Smog choking cities. Carbon dioxide and methane warming […]
Roy Spencer attacks Anti-Defamation League for denouncing his use of “global warming Nazis”
The Anti-Defamation League clearly understands that a “denier” is simply someone who denies the truth of something. Unfortunately for his credibility and legacy, Roy Spencer does not.
We sell to the rich, to the poor — but not the middle class
My refrigerator is fatigued. Soon, but hopefully not too soon, I’ll need to replace it. Will I be able to buy a modestly priced, well-built but not fancy refrigerator that will last […]
Tackling poverty means that there will be more KFCs in Africa
Gates Foundation and KFC initiatives are better news than many understand. Rural villages in Africa are not just poor, their demography is hollowed out.