Stop Griping About Musk, Start Spending on R&D Again

Conservatives are angry about Elon Musk and all of the subsidies his companies receive from the federal government. Musk reaps hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, whether it’s lucrative contracts for SpaceX from NASA or energy rebates and other incentives to manufacture his Tesla electric sports cars. To many Americans on the right, it

By | 2017-11-17T20:13:34+00:00 November 17th, 2017|

We Need a New Elite

President Trump is taking a sledgehammer to the establishment consensus, and that consensus deserves it. New affronts to the people’s common sense emerge daily to vindicate his project. Just take the recent example of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Upon the publication of the Washington Post’s exposé alleging Roy Moore’s sexual impropriety with minors,

By | 2017-11-17T14:09:12+00:00 November 17th, 2017|

What Has Been Forgotten About our Common Sense Founding

To the extent that America may be said to have a central idea, common sense is the key to understanding it. America’s Founders used the term “common sense”with regularity, and common sense operated at every level during the Founding Era, starting with the American Revolution itself. Indeed, Common Sense is the title of

By | 2017-11-15T12:08:37+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Why I Have Given Up on Trumpism

I have given up on Trumpism. I realize this declaration will come as a surprise to some readers. I should mention, therefore, that it is a decision to which I came only after considerable reflection. It was not easy. I have plenty of friends who endorse Trumpism. I acknowledge that I did as

By | 2017-11-14T23:42:50+00:00 November 14th, 2017|