Thursday, March 30, 2017

Politics

Presidential Golf Breaks: Good For America

On March 27, CNN reports, US president Donald Trump left the White House for a day at the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, his...

Lysander Spooner: A Letter to Grover Cleveland

Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, on his false Inaugural Address, the Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and the consequent Poverty,...

Risk, Reward, Regulation and Space Tourism

Writing at Quartz, Tim Fernholz notes that early space tourists “won’t benefit from the tight regulation we’ve come to expect in everything from air...

Trump Praises Henry Clay’s American System

From the article: Trump claimed “there was an article today it was reported that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up because they don’t...

The Douthat Scenario Is Coming True

The Atlantic‘s Peter Beinart takes note of the social effects of the decline in churchgoing. Excerpts: Over the past decade, pollsters charted something remarkable: Americans—long...

The Misuse of Social Terms

Whenever I go to the beach, shopping, watch tv, or take part in online communities, people will usually refer to a particular group of...

The Four Horsemen Of The Trumpocalypse

It’s a horse race. Will Donald Trump’s first new war be with Russia, Iran, China, or North Korea? Here are some things to consider as you...

Five Forgotten Champions of the Total State

Most people are aware of the influence of Karl Marx and his ideological compatriots in building 20th-century totalitarianism. But there is another tradition of...

TGIF: The Religion of the State

In 1912 the pioneering French sociologist Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) published The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, which presented his findings (not without controversy) on...

Dismantling America’s Destructive ‘Fourth Branch’ of Government

Every American learns in grade school of the three-part structure of the U.S. government: the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. In The Federalist Papers,...