Life Isn’t Complex Enough

My wife and I went out for a 6 mile hike in the snow with our dogs today and a conversation about how much technological change we have witnessed in our lifetimes was triggered when she asked me this question:   Do we still have a DVD player?   We remarked about our journey from…

#FakeNews = Making Sausage

  #fakenews makes sense if you understand that in today’s 24/7/365 “news” cycle, what we see every day is process and not output. It’s like watching a sporting event and cheering or condemning individual plays or calls by the officials that may or may not have anything to do with the final outcome.   News…

National Gravity

A nation is held together by the gravity of common ideals.   As a nation without borders is only geography, a nation without common ideals is only an assemblage of people defined by geography.   If not for common ideals, what reason is there for a nation to exist?   I was born in 1959…

Federalism is Liberty

One wonders when the human brain reaches such a point of absurdity, it simply can’t contain all the contradictions.   An example – decades ago, our federal government sought to create equality through unequal treatment by instituting race and gender set-asides, restrictions and so-called “affirmative action” programs (which were actually reparations). America’s academic institutions also…