Separate Is Not Equal – No Matter Who Does It

The Supreme Court ended the doctrine of “Separate but Equal” when it handed down the landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, overturning the decision on Plessey v. Ferguson on May 18, 1896 that affirmed Louisiana state law mandating “equal but separate”. Homer Adolph Plessy bought a ticket on the East Louisiana…

5 Reasons We Will Never Say “President Hillary”

There are now books being written, reviewed and discussed about why Hillary Clinton lost. She has publicly blamed educated white women, the Russians, James Comey in specific and males in general. The books blame her campaign organization and the fact she was simply a flawed candidate, one so flawed that she lost to an even…

Failure to Launch

The GOP failure to begin the unwinding of Obamacare was predictable. They acted like Democrats, saying “just trust me” and tried to ram through a bill that 1) didn’t actually repeal anything and 2) felt too much like a sleight of hand act – a bait and switch. They waited too late to bring up…

Reversal of Fortunes

Western civilization is not in decline – it is in reversal. Western civilization was not born with fully formed ideas of individual freedoms and a liberty protected by a government dependent on its people. It evolved into those positions over centuries of constant learning – and that learning included making mistakes – like slavery. Most…

First World Problems

Americans have the worst case of #firstworldproblems in history. Prosperity has spread so far and wide that we now have time to waste of frivolities like safe spaces, microaggressions and chasing phantom wrongs. Our successful are wildly successful, America is still a place where a person can be stone cold broke today and bathed in…

A Sense of Propriety

“We blush for the impudence and rudeness of another, though he himself appears to have no sense of the impropriety of his own behaviour; because we cannot help feeling with what confusion we ourselves should be covered, had we behaved in so absurd a manner.” ~ Adam Smith, “Of the Sense of Propriety” (1759) “These…

Oppressive Chaos

Please indulge me in a bit of personal recollection and reflection – it does have a rational purpose, you have my solemn word on that. My mom died in 2004 of complications of Parkinson’s Disease and dementia. I grew up in a loving household with a magnificent extended family close by but after 24 years…