Jordan Peterson and the Tomato

Until recently, Jordan Peterson had been a relatively obscure figure outside of a burgeoning and loyal YouTube following. Peterson’s earlier book, Maps of Meaning: the […]

Trust No One, Especially Adam Schiff

Adam Schiff has been in government his entire life. The ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has worked as a prosecutor, […]

Night of the Living Dead

Looking at the Democrats Tuesday night I thought of zombies. No living man or woman could have sat motionless through words to which no living, […]

The Sound of Statesmanship

The most nationalist speech given by an American to an international audience was—and remains—John F. Kennedy’s “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech. In it, Kennedy threatened […]

Jefferson’s Elements

When Euclid wrote Elements circa 300 B.C. he set down five axioms. A straight line can be made from any two points. A finite straight […]

Looking Down on Trump’s Brain

According to Ross Douthat, in his April 1, 2017 New York Times article, “Trump Needs a Brain”: Trump himself doesn’t know what he wants to […]

On the Moderation of Donald Trump

After President Trump’s speech last week to a joint session of Congress, the inanity that Trump “became President tonight” was the new mantra of many […]

The Tory Chimney

Earlier this week, Bill Kristol retweeted CNN’s Kristen Holmes (@Kristenhcnn) tweet of a clip of angry baseball fans hollering “CNN sucks!” with this charming caption: […]

Defenestration & The Crisis of 2016

  So it has come to this: Goldman Sachs has instructed its partners not to contribute to the Donald Trump presidential campaign or associated PACs. […]

The Needed Change

The needed change of the 1980s was a recognition that rolling back the Soviet Union not only was possible without war but in fact was […]