Israel has no friends in Democrats

Do Democrats truly stand for democracy, LGBT and women’s rights, or even freedom? Perhaps those values are merely talking points used to garner votes, because...

Truth, tribes and tyranny

The fissures continue to appear, the dominant topical one cracking the thin crust of Hawaii’s Big Island. In the human context and the matter...

Truth is best antidote to prejudice

The man yelling in a video that has gone viral this week threatens employees at a New York deli that he will call U.S....

Why North Korea is acting up

North Korea’s recent temper tantrum over U.S.-South Korean military exercises and its threat to pull out of its upcoming summit with President Trump are...

Battling campus oppression of the freedom of expression

On election night 2016, Mark Schlissel, the University of Michigan’s president, addressed more than 1,000 students, declaring that the 90 percent of them who...

Politicians aren’t as dumb as we think

Let’s posit three rules of political analysis. First, data are better than presuppositions. Second, actual votes cast can tell us more than the polls....

Prohibition has been lifted at last

Repeal of Prohibition in 1933 instantly reduced crime by reducing the number of criminalized activities, including some that millions of Americans considered victimless activities...

Midwest growth has always been about the people

I was recently hornswoggled into teaching a small class for my church, of course on economics. The organizers gave me wide latitude on the...

To understand why Trump won, look at Democratic hysteria

If you want to understand why Donald Trump is president today (and why he could very well win a second term), look to the...

Happiness is quiche and a fine grammatical point

I was spending a quiet day amusing myself with harmless diversions. I played a little guitar. I read a few chapters in a mystery...