Friday, April 29, 2016

“Conventional Warfare” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

The push by some anti-Trump Republicans to nominate Gen. James Mattis at the convention is odd, I write in today’s column (but I am more focused on tomorrow’s Libertarian Party of New York, at which I’ll moderate a debate between the leading LP presidential candidates, and you can watch at from about 2:15-4pm Eastern).

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

“Nesting Pols” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

Even “New York values” (as the guy I voted for put it) are sufficiently diverse and unpredictable that very different candidates get elevating from borough to borough, I observe in today’s post-post-primary column.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

“Hollywood: Apocalypse” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

For good or ill, half of director Roland Emmerich’s oeuvre comes not from mainstream eco-concerns but from “ancient astronaut” theories such as those of Graham Hancock, as I note in my column today.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

“Looks Like Zoe Quinn Is #GamerGate” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

Like most people, I can barely follow the complex battles between online feminists and online anti-feminists such as #GamerGate, but it appears one of the most prominent of the feminists, Zoe Quinn, may herself be a harasser trying to take down female rivals pseudonymously, I note in today’s column.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

“4/20” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

Aren’t today’s celebrations a clearer statement of individual liberty than the nonsensical primaries that occurred yesterday, I ask in today’s column?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

“#NeverHope” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

I’m not sure why I keep trying, but I suppose I’ll vote in the Republican primary today, as I write in today’s column, casting a futile New York protest vote for Cruz, even as a Temple of Baal replica rises menacingly in Times Square.

Friday, April 15, 2016

“Lion and Lamb” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

In this column, I write that I suspect seemingly absurd moments of interspecies empathy such as Toronto’s impromptu shrine to a dead raccoon may in fact hold the key to a more compassionate future.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

“Cowards, Cads” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

As the Alison Rapp scandal unfolds, think how funny it is feminists’ filter systems keep doing the same thing non-feminists’ filter systems do: weeding out the cowardly and rewarding the savage brutes, I write in today’s column.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

“The Bully-Nerd Coalition” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

After being reminded when I was on Gavin McInnes’s show yesterday that libertarians like me tend to be nerds, I assure the world in my column today that I am aware of that problem -- and indeed aware that nerds at their worst are not so terribly unlike jock bullies, ironically.

Monday, April 11, 2016

“Coup-F-O: In Defense of Aliens, Latinos, and Hillary Clinton” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

There are plenty of reasons to criticize Hillary Clinton, but neither her support for the ouster of Honduras’s President Zelaya nor advisor John Podesta’s legitimate interest in UFOs should be among them, I write.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

“A Delegate Balance” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

There are two basic political factions in this world -- or so they keep telling us, but the confusion over the current presidential campaign is one small reminder it’s actually a much more complex, multivariable world, I write.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

“Lake of Eternal Fire” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

I worry in today’s column that even thoughtful writers such as Eli Lake accept parts of the interlocking system of foreign wars, refugees, angry militants, welfare, and domestic surveillance we seem to have constructed for ourselves.