Category Archives: Politics and Economics

It’s Man’s Things That Really Define Him

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Now, all at once, with his mind at ease, the professor’s stomach began to feel great pangs of hunger. And suddenly he remembered other ravenous flashes, especially those colossal appetites that man falls prey to after … Continue reading

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What is “Really Going On”? And What is “Conspiratorial Nonsense”?

Fenster writes: Glenn Greenwald says that it was not only the Russians that interfered with the presidential election.  The FBI and the CIA were probably in there, too. CNN’s Michael Smerconish asked Greenwald whether he gave “any credence to the … Continue reading

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What the President of Middlebury Did Not Say

Fenster writes: Charles Murray was properly incensed over the egregious actions of those protesting his recent appearance at Middlebury College.  At the same time he was gracious and generous as regards the way the Administration handled the event. In truth … Continue reading

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Possible Good News on Civil Asset Forfeiture

Fenster writes: Fenster is highly suspicious of the practice of civil asset forfeiture, and wrote of the issue here. You may know that the law often allows police or other authorities to keep the ill-gotten gains from a criminal transaction. … Continue reading

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Ideology, Myth and Reason

Sir Barken Hyena writes: In the 18th century a revolution came to the world. Reason had proved itself the last word in truth for the physical, and the decadent aristocracy left an opening for sweeping change in society. For a thousand years Church … Continue reading

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Trump and Sweden

Paleo Retiree writes: I was taken completely aback by the reaction of much of the mainstream press, as well as of many of my lib/left/Dem friends, to Trump’s recent claim about Sweden and crime. They didn’t just question him or fact-check him. … Continue reading

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One Nice Thing About Tenure. . .

Fenster writes: . . . is that it permits tenured professors to write what they see.  Of course this can cut the wrong way but tenure is a double edged sword.  Here, an article skeptical about unlimited low-skill immigration is … Continue reading

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