Our Inadvertent Ruling Class

The framers of the constitution did not foresee the spontaneous creation of a ruling class made up of what we call politicians. In particular, they did not foresee endless electioneering, billion-dollar elections, PACs, robocalls, negative political ads, or criminal gerrymandering. Too bad they hadn’t been just a wee bit more prescient.
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Men’s Lib

There's an essay in the "Week in Review" section of this Sunday's NYT you might want to catch at least part of' it's titled "Men's Lib." In essence, it advocates solving the problem with men by, effectively, humiliating them more than they already are. We don't attempt to accommodate a wantonly dysfunction culture around immutable human nature, but vice versa, by steering (pres...
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The Great Starvation

When the Great Starvation hits – and hit it shall, sooner or later – who will stand the best chance of surviving, s/he who totes a briefcase, or s/he who tills the soil? (www.eddiesinthestream.com)
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Science Literacy

The three biggest impediments to science literacy in America today are (1) badly written science books, (2) grossly unqualified science teachers, and (3) a vast cadre of incurious youth (www.eddiesinthestream.com)
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Scared in Skaneateles

I've been sitting here wishing (once again) that Canada wasn't so damn cold. I haven't felt such a churning need to escape to a safe (rational) place since two Kennedy's and a King were cut down (by firearms). But then I realized, as I did back then, there is no safe place to escape to. (Look at the state of the world today. Where would on go?) The best one can do, I think, is ...
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