Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TGIF: Assertions versus Facts

CNN is running a house commercial that on its face is a plea for respect for demonstrable facts. "This is an apple," a voice says...

TGIF: Real Common Sense on Gun Control

Here's how to judge the pragmatic case for gun control: if the pro-control lobby managed to have each of its favorite restrictions enacted, could...

TGIF: Quit Worrying about the Russians in Our Borderless World

Is American society so fragile that a few "divisive" ads, news stories, commentaries, and even lies -- perhaps emanating from Russia -- threaten to...

TGIF: New York Times Acknowledges US Global Empire

One big advantage the war party has is the public's ignorance about the activities of the far-flung American empire. Although frustrating, that ignorance is...

TGIF: Dying for the Empire Is Not Heroic

Predictably, the news media spent most of the week examining words Donald Trump may or may not have spoken to the widow of an American...

TGIF: Is Secession by Referendum Libertarian?

I have concerns about secession by referendum. Individual secession, of course, is no problem; that's simply libertarianism. Before I get into my reasons, let...

TGIF: Overcoming Confirmation Bias on Guns

Confirmation bias is one of the great obstacles to making the practical case for liberty. People see in events what they want to see....

TGIF: Flags, Football, and Begged Questions

Defenders of Donald Trump's condemnation of NFL players who "take a knee" during the national hymn -- sorry, anthem -- beg a few questions....

TGIF: Trump’s Americanized Fascism

Donald Trump delivered a depraved address to the UN General Assembly this week. It might not have been a new low for Trump, but...

TGIF: The American Führerprinzip

Why is the president of the United States expected to rush to a weather disaster zone to reassure the victims? Why do distressed people...
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