Economics
The Amazon-Killer Chronicles
August 8, 2016

Patrick Rothfuss, the author of the extremely popular fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicles, went on an expletive-laced Twitter rant the other day after he found out that one of his favorite airport bookstores had closed. Now I won’t criticize anybody who’s upset that a bookstore has closed, but I draw the line at bad economics […]

It Wasn’t Necessary to Nuke Japan
August 6, 2016

Too many people are under the delusion that the atomic bombings of Japan, a war crime perpetrated against innocent civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, were necessary to force Japan to surrender at the end of World War II, otherwise the United States would have had to invade Japan at the cost of hundreds of thousands […]

The Revolution That Wasn’t
July 24, 2016

WikiLeaks has released a trove of emails from the Democratic National Committee that prove that Bernie Sanders was right all along when he said that the DNC and its chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz were biased against him during the Democratic primary. The emails also show much collusion between the DNC and media outlets such as NBC. […]

Law & Justice
On the Right to Bear Arms
June 17, 2016

Those of us who support a person’s right to own guns may find it blasphemous, but it’s true that a person can honestly disagree with us on the issue. Yes, it’s possible for someone to want to ban private gun ownership in the United States, and be honest about it. The problem, however, comes from […]

Politics
The Electability of Bernie Sanders
April 14, 2016

Possibly the most interesting, and completely unreported, fact about the presidential election right now is that Bernie Sanders is consistently polling as the stronger candidate to go up against any of the potential Republican nominees in the general election. RealClearPolitics has collected recent polls conducted and it shows that Sanders outperforms Clinton against the Republicans […]

The Delusions of Bernie Sanders Supporters
March 28, 2016

There is absolutely nothing revolutionary about the politics of Senator Bernie Sanders. The politics of envy, class warfare, and the confiscation of other people’s wealth are as old as government itself. Nor is Sanders a uniquely principled politician or socialist looking out for the little guy and opposing cronyism at every turn. I’m hardly likely […]

The New York Times’s new tactic for trying to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, apparently, is to continually compare him to that champion of statists everywhere, Abraham Lincoln. In an op-ed, David Brooks writes: Donald Trump is epically unprepared to be president. He has no realistic policies, no advisers, no capacity to learn. His vast […]

Politics

When it comes to national politics for at least the past decade, the Republican Party has been absolutely terrible, and they’re once again demonstrating exactly why they’re the stupid party. When Republicans announced that they would not even consider any nomination Obama makes for the Supreme Court after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death they created yet […]

Politics
Why the GOP Hates Donald Trump
March 18, 2016

Mitt Romney, the quintessential establishmentarian, made it clear that the official position of the GOP elite is for a contested convention to rob Donald Trump of the Republican nomination at the Cleveland convention, despite his having more delegates than either of the other two candidates still running. Ironically, this would require the rule that was […]