Thursday, March 31, 2016
The musical Hamilton -- and everyone else -- should be able to cast in an ethnically-mixed or ethnically homogeneous manner as the creators see fit, I write.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
A growing number of sci-fi scenarios have crept from fiction to real imminent headlines, I write, and I’m beginning to wonder which will destroy us in which order.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
As a utilitarian who really just wants everyone to be happy, I write that I suspect people get more joy from fan communities than from politics.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
I write of the ways this year’s dark Batman, Superman, and other films may cause sunshine and happiness to be emphasized in next year’s equally large crop of comics movies.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
I write of the comparably highbrow and serious conservative crack-ups of twenty years ago, as embodied in Chronicles and First Things magazines.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The robot apocalypse is still hard for people to take seriously, but there may be no easy way out of this bind for fleshy, competitive humans, I write.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Sally Pipes -- and even John McCain -- understand the problems with healthcare better than many who’ve weighed in on the topic, I write.
Monday, March 21, 2016
As I write in today’s column, we must distinguish between real heroes (as I trust the new versions of Batman and Superman will prove to be) and amoral monsters of history such as Kim Jong Il (about whom Michael Malice has written) and Napoleon (whom Hegel admired) -- a line between the good and the Nietzschean that Ayn Rand also blurred at times.
Friday, March 18, 2016
For all the fears people have about Trump, the odds are they should be preparing instead for Clinton victory, one-party Democratic rule, and an endless cycle of de facto public/private bribery, I write.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
I would swear I remember everyone at this St. Patrick’s Day gathering being able to think coherently and philosophize before the Trumpen stupor descended upon them, I write. Remember Rand Paul? Aw, man, I love dat guy!
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
You can’t blame people, even some conservatives, for gravitating toward the safe-seeming, status-quo-exploiting Hillary Clinton, I write on SpliceToday, but she’s not the sort of person who’ll side with radicals if, say, a time of big tech change comes and threatens the existing power grid.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The human capacity for big schisms over nothing shows itself in the split among conservatives over whether the split-second arm-grab of reporter Michelle Fields by Trump’s campaign manager was an assault, I write, with asides about Baron Karza and more (but not about the Flat Earth believers, who YouTube teaches me also have schisms).
Monday, March 14, 2016
It’s the twentieth anniversary of the dismissal of the Star Trek-uniform-wearing alternate juror from the trial of Hillary Clinton associate Jim Guy Tucker -- and whether it’s on cruise ships or somewhere else, citizens still seek somewhere to escape the conspiracy that is government, I write.
Friday, March 11, 2016
From communitarianism to “market socialism,” ideologies can rise and fade very quickly these days, and perhaps liberalism and conservatism will go next, I write.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
All immigration narratives are likely to be false, simply because “immigrants” is a hopelessly broad category of humanity, one misrepresented by both left and right, I write.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
There are generalizations, such as the claim everyone lies, and then there are specific circumstances, like being a woman, living in the USSR, or being a nerd, I write.
Monday, March 7, 2016
It’s not just time to move to Canada if you’re disgruntled, it’s time to abolish the U.S. and Canada, and maybe watch a Norwegian political thriller as well, I write.
Friday, March 4, 2016
Even as I wonder if we’ll look back and say Romney was our best option, I write in today’s column that he and Trump deserve each other.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
I’m not the only one in NYC who noticed last year’s very large but very brief homeless wave seemed oddly well-dressed and coherent, right, as I ask in today’s column?
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The changed dynamic if it’s clearly just the two of them will include Democrat-leaning media dropping the talk of “outsiders” being exciting, I write.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Even the establishment should’ve backed Ted Cruz, not Marco Rubio, if it wanted to prevent Donald Trump conquering on Super Tuesday, I write.