You need to care about what’s happening in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the single most important arena in the struggle for human liberty on the planet today, and that struggle is in danger of being crushed under the boot of totalitarian oppression. It is also the place that may serve as the instigation of terrible eventualities. It could spark major global economic upheaval, or […]

Stop trying to appease mobs with pitchforks and torches

Neil deGrasse Tyson is, to a certain generation of people in this country, something of a demigod. He is an astrophysicist, author, director of the Hayden Planetarium and one of the chief pop-science figures of our time. He is pervasive across all forms of media, weighing in on all manner of scientific topics, from the […]

Symbols are not defined by the worst people who use them

Have you ever been in a room with a group of people who are held in a metaphorical prison by one person? Let’s say you are in a meeting or class, and it is somebody’s turn to speak. The person is long winded and frequently wastes everyone’s time with unproductive babbling. What follows is as […]

Washington will never take debt seriously

Monday, to the apparent notice of no one, congressional leaders and the president came together and agreed to something: spending a lot more money, and putting it on the credit card. Again. The agreement, which was negotiated between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House led by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, forestalls any debt […]

Controversy sells, even if it’s not real

“Chris Pratt is facing criticism over a T-shirt he was pictured wearing featuring a controversial symbol.” So read the first line of an article in Yahoo! Entertainment on Tuesday. Actor Chris Pratt, who you may know as Star-Lord from the Guardians of the Galaxy films, apparently wore something that caused him to “face criticism.” Originally, […]

Ross Perot changed American history

This week, H. Ross Perot, the enigmatic Texas billionaire, two-time presidential candidate and reform party founder passed away at the age of 89. Most of us have long since forgotten about Perot, and many adults today are too young to remember him, or fully understand the impact he had on the last 30 years of […]

If Gov. Mills signs a local option sales tax, she will have broken a promise to Maine

Remember when Gov. Janet Mills told you that she would not, if elected, support increased taxes? Pay close attention to what happens in Augusta in the next couple weeks, because she may very well have to choose whether she meant that promise or not. Tuesday, the Maine House narrowly voted — 73 in favor to […]