Articles by Max Madison

Why the Shutdown Is Necessary

et me start by saying I’m very hopeful about treatments, which may come any day, reduce all these numbers, and quickly resolve this mess. I hope they do. But since we can’t count on that, we have to make decisions now based on the best numbers we have. Everyone wants to know what will be […]

Washington Post Bows Before Austere Marxist Cult

This week, the Washington Post issued a retraction, if not an apology, for their much mocked headline “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48” Their retraction, which didn’t even include an apology, rings hollow. By now this much should be clear: The Left simply hates the Covington boys […]

Conspiracies Are Common as Dirt

Can we please, please put to rest the tired canard that conspiracies are rare and that their assured instant unraveling from witnesses or gossipers prevents people from trying or succeeding in them? The truth is, snitches get stitches. Whistleblowing is difficult, thankless, and rarely successful. Conspiracies are common as dirt.  Eighty starlets didn’t run to […]

Tariffs: An Allegory

Suppose you run a company with lots of employees. For a long time, among your employees have been a couple of your nephews. If you’re being honest, they are not your favorite workers. There’s always pressure to raise their wages and they are now up to $25 per hour each, which is more than they […]

Leftist Revolutions Have No Limits

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has an interesting video on Facebook discussing the legacy of slavery and Confederate statues—particularly the statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville where protesters came to blows over the weekend. It is an excellent video. Normally I’d agree with the content 100 percent. Growing up in New York, I had no idea […]