A Further Perspective
by | Mar 26, 2020

New York City has replaced northern Italy as the crucial crisis point of the international coronavirus pandemic, and that’s actually good news for America. What it means is that the crisis in Italy may have passed its worst point, and,…

by | Mar 22, 2020

French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal was on to something when he said, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” Well, maybe not all. Homo sapiens have other unattractive tics. Pascal would…

by | Mar 18, 2020

Amid the national conversation — a silly, fashionable term except it sounds like the yak-yaks it mostly is — I am reminded of how national leaders used to speak in times of stress. War and total economic ruin, mind, not…

by | Mar 16, 2020

The coronavirus is reminding everyone that you cannot rely on government and that ultimately it is the private sector that will provide the solutions. Many non-medical government officials and members of the media are predicting massive cases of COVID-19 and…

by | Mar 10, 2020

China’s government could be the coronavirus’ biggest victim. The crisis effect on China could be much like the coronavirus itself: Not universally dangerous, but especially so to those whose health is compromised already. While China has long appeared economically and…

by | Mar 7, 2020

I see where Hollywood types — but not Clint! not Chuck! not Dwayne! — are complaining the Dems are down to two old white guys competing for the party nod to go mano a mano against the prez. Same time,…

by | Mar 6, 2020

“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” So, instantly infamously,…

by | Mar 4, 2020

A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist who lives at the edge of Appalachia ends his every email with a quote from William Pitt the Younger, the British prime minister who successfully defied Napoleon’s planned invasion: Necessity is the…

by | Mar 1, 2020

For nearly a century, women’s advocates have tried — without success — to add a provision to the Constitution guaranteeing equal rights to women. First introduced to Congress in 1923 by Alice Paul, the pro-life founder of the National Woman’s…

by | Mar 1, 2020

Washington In 2010, when Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his aides were quoted in a Rolling Stone piece belittling top officials in President Barack Obama’s administration, including Vice President Joe Biden, the New York Times went into high dudgeon. A Grey…

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