The Right Lane
Two days I week I take Royce to puppy school. The quickest way to get there is by avoiding the back roads and taking the interstate (I95) for about five miles. Since I take him (and Coco) in the pickup
Why Does A Japan Visit Have Precedence Over A Possible Default?
Just a consultant's observation, without any political leanings: If the debt crisis and default potential are so severe, what is President Biden doing in Japan, a trip that could be rescheduled, instead of meeting with key people to resolve an
The Real “Climate Change” Isn’t What You Think
Yesterday my wife and I hopped on the commuter train to Boston to do some serious shopping, since there are no really high-end clothing stores (with wide variety) in Rhode Island. It was an educational day. We rode the commuter train,
How Do You Represent People If You Won’t Speak to Them?
I don't think it's President Biden's age so much as whether people think he's able to do the job, and his "handlers" certainly seem to have a philosophy of shielding him from interviews and questioning, as even the New York Times
When I was in high school you could take "rhetoric" as a class, and join the debate team. One of the features of debate, where one side won and the other lost—there were no "participation trophies"—was that you could be
You’re Guilty Until I Tell You You’re Not
Have you considered that we're constantly eroding a fundamental aspect of freedom, namely, that we're innocent until proved guilty? I'll admit that we haven't been totally in compliance with that tenet, often allowing bias and racism of all kinds to
We’re Doomed. Unless We’re Not.
From the Washington Post today: "Just three months ago scientists issued a report with a dire warning: Utah’s Great Salt Lake, after decades of drying that had only accelerated in recent years, was on track to disappear in five years. Now
Ladies and Gentlemen….
After the leading candidate for superintendent of Easthampton Public Schools in Massachusetts claimed he lost his job offer for using the word “ladies” in an email to two of the women, he said he was “shocked” because he “grew up in a time
Too Many People—Or Not Enough?
Somewhere around 1794 Thomas Malthus, oft-cited, predicted that humans would soon run out of space to live on the planet and exhaust its resources, ending civilization. (My words, but that's the gist of it.) The world population at the time
Storming the Bastille
The fascinating aspect of the riots in France over retirement age (raising it from 62 to 64, in a country with an average life expectancy of 81) is that, as in most of the developed world right now, morbidity exceeds