Cities

Public-Sector Unions: The Other Deep State

When government fails, public-sector unions win. When society fragments, public-sector unions consolidate their power. When citizenship itself becomes less meaningful, and the benefits of American […]

Twilight of the Malthusians

Thomas Malthus was an English cleric and scholar living in the early 19th century who developed the theory that global population increases exponentially, while global […]

The Puritanical President

When Thucydides writes his History of the Cola Wars, when he finishes his account of the Eastern Front in which a billion reds, alongside an […]

Trump, Scientism, and Puerto Rico

With Hurricane Florence churning over the Carolinas, the media seems to be licking its lips in anticipation of President Trump’s “Katrina moment.” Trump isn’t playing […]

Calexit 2020? Yeah, Right!

California sometimes reminds me of an old Mad Magazine novelty record, “It’s a Super-Spectacular Day.” Maybe you remember it. The song starts out as a […]

Clown World

As we all learn as children, “In an emergency, dial 911.” One likes to think that this essential service will work when you need it. […]

America Has a Loneliness Epidemic

Americans are lonely. Our loneliness is killing us. It’s true. Loneliness is deadlier than obesity. Deadlier than smoking. And, yes, a great deal deadlier than […]

Poison-Pill Migration

Beginning in the 1970s, the Republican Party’s center of support shifted from the Northeast and Midwest to the Southwest and Southeastern United States. For many […]