Fumble Delay Abet

This is scandalous. Brian H. Shirts, M.D., is a molecular pathologist at the University of Washington. He writes: We’ll see more shortages of diagnostic tests if the FDA has its way"February was a frustrating month for my laboratory. We wanted to make tests to detect the virus that causes Covid-19. My virology colleagues had great… Continue reading Fumble Delay Abet

Federalism, not what it used to be

The President has tweeted:“For the purpose of creating conflict and confusion, some in the Fake News Media are saying that it is the Governors decision to open up the states, not that of the President of the United States & the Federal Government. Let it be fully understood that this is incorrect. It is the… Continue reading Federalism, not what it used to be

Emperors undressed

The Rise of the Ungovernables 2019 marks the thirtieth anniversary of Francis Fukuyama’s seminal essay for the National Interest “The End of History?” Its central hypothesis was that we were witnessing “the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.” That looked plausible… Continue reading Emperors undressed

Areopagitica Lost

The current state of the country and the current state of political and intellectual conversation depresses me in a way that it never has before. You have to understand — I’m never happy with the state of the country — that’s the inevitable fate of holding an ideological position that rarely gets any traction — I’m a classical liberal who’d like… Continue reading Areopagitica Lost

Thank goodness…

...Hillary Clinton was not elected President. She would have gleefully joined with Schumer and Pelosi to raise the debt ceiling in perpetuity; Obamacare would still be the law; there would be no border wall; she would have given Congress a deadline to "legalize DACA"; she would be blaming Republicans for her lack of leadership; she’d… Continue reading Thank goodness…

To the Bernie Bros

Time to discover the Liberals Karl Popper and Eric Hoffer. You probably aren't aware of these men, but you should consider their wisdom. You could even do an internet search.Bernie Sanders' ideas are not vaguely new. There's a body of rational criticism you need to understand if you pretend to intellectual honesty."I remained a socialist… Continue reading To the Bernie Bros


Liberals Still Say Austerity Poisoned the Water in Flint, Damn the Evidence -Reason Magazine. An excerpt: ... Far from impugning limited government principles, the Flint water crisis is a quintessential example of the failures of government planning and Keynesian economic stimulus...But Flint’s principal problem—one that pre-dates the water crisis by decades—is that its economically-underprivileged taxpayers… Continue reading PbH2O

Put a shiny gold TRUMP sign on it

From Field & Stream magazine: Q&A: Donald Trump on Guns, Hunting, and Conservation Anthony Licata: I’d like to talk about public land. Seventy percent of hunters in the West hunt on public lands managed by the federal government. Right now, there’s a lot of discussion about the federal government transferring those lands to states and… Continue reading Put a shiny gold TRUMP sign on it