Charles Murray reviews a leftwing tome on the topic in the Claremont Review of Books: Meritocracy's Cost Check it out and come back. Jordan Peterson frequently points out that hierarchies are natural and inevitable, from lobster fights to human IQ, and that hierarchies tend to corruption. This is the framework for "absolute power corrupts…” The… Continue reading Corruptarky

Withdrawal pains

"There is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free." -Barack Obama, on the withdrawal of the case against Michael Flynn So much to unpack in a short sentence. Of course there are many precedents for getting off (we'll get to "scot-free" later) from being… Continue reading Withdrawal pains

Pantsuit under the jitney

A friend forwarded me a link titled (by a Progressive friend of his) "Did you see this on Fox?". The link goes to the Huffington Post, where if you only read the headline: Clinton Email Probe Finds No Deliberate Mishandling Of Classified Information, it sounds as if Hillary's misadventure with a technologically unsecured email server… Continue reading Pantsuit under the jitney

Compare and contrast

In one case a noxious man's hoax is forgiven, in the other a noxious hoax is employed to destroy many men. When Prosecutorial Discretion Is Woke Death Threats and Drained Bank Accounts: Life on the Wrong End of the Mueller Probe In both cases, it's Progressives in charge. Update 11:22: "The Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association… Continue reading Compare and contrast

Anticipating Hillary

"You may know society is doomed when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by… Continue reading Anticipating Hillary