Fake Truth

­The most effective way for the media to have refuted Donald Trump’s 24/7 accusations of “fake news” would have been to publish disinterested, factually based accounts of his presidency. The Trump record should have been set straight through logic and evidence. So one would think after a year of disseminating fake news aimed

By | 2017-12-12T09:57:59+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

Washington Post: Where Conservatism Dies in Bitterness

The Washington Post might want to roll out a new motto in 2018. Instead of “Democracy Dies in Darkness” perhaps the paper should try, “Conservatism Dies in Bitterness.” Since Donald Trump’s election, the Post has become an asylum—er, home—for conservative sore-losers who cannot get over the fact that Trump won the presidency over

By | 2017-12-09T12:09:12+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Against Net Neutrality

Net neutrality has a nice ring to it. Who doesn’t want an even playing field? But the internet evolved rapidly in a deregulated environment. And most of its trappings—a lack of censorship, equal access, tremendous diversity of viewpoint, an alternative means of accessing media, and deep stores of information—evolved before net neutrality was

By | 2017-11-27T12:39:01+00:00 November 27th, 2017|

From One Frenzy to the Next

America is in another of its Salem moments. Frenzy is almost a living, breathing monster. It moves from host to host, fueled by rumor, gossip, and self-righteous furor. The Greeks knew well of the transitory nature of these mass panics. They claimed such fits were inspired by the Maniae, the three daughters of

By | 2017-11-14T01:12:04+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Anatomy of a Witch Hunt

A year has now passed since Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. Trump frequently refers to the daily barrage of attacks on his presidency as a “witch hunt.” A quick review of the opinion essays published by mainstream (liberal) outlets shows the president is not exaggerating. The liberal media

By | 2017-11-07T12:42:04+00:00 November 7th, 2017|

So Many Screamers, So Little Reason

They’re screaming in New York City. They’re screaming in Chicago and San Francisco and L.A. About 4,000 people were supposed to scream on Boston Common, but the event’s organizer inexplicably canceled due to “reasons beyond our control.” Nevertheless, thousands of Americans are supposed to assemble on Nov. 8 to “scream helplessly at the

By | 2017-11-02T15:53:30+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|

Tech Giants Are Biggest Threat Facing Trump Supporters

Illustration by Ben Garrison After tech giants testified before Congress on Tuesday, Americans should realize the richest and most powerful U.S. companies wield power and influence in a way not seen since the railroad tycoons and John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil. Their ability to affect society and crush any potential competitors is

By | 2017-11-01T08:20:26+00:00 October 31st, 2017|