by | Jan 7, 2020

If you missed Ricky Gervais’ mind-blowing opening monologue at the Golden Globe Awards, then now might be a good time to fix that. If you’re conservative, or even if you’re just not a social justice warrior, chances are you’ll agree…

by | Nov 29, 2019

Merriam Webster’s definition of “chutzpah” describes the word as meaning “supreme self-confidence: nerve, gall.” The page does not include a picture to illustrate what the word looks like, but if they are in the market for one, I’d like to…

by | Sep 19, 2019

Health care ranked as most important issue, save for “the ability to beat Donald Trump,” for Democratic voters in a FiveThirtyEight/Ipsos poll taken before and after last week’s presidential debate. The debate revealed fissures among the party’s presidential aspirants on…

by | Aug 3, 2019

Ask and ye shall receive. This past Wednesday, I published an article here enjoining President Trump’s new Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, to undo the damage wrought by the much feted but overly conventional Gen. James Mattis during his tenure. Among…

by | Jul 31, 2019

With last week’s confirmation of President Trump’s new Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, now in the rearview mirror, pro-Trump Republicans can finally dare to hope. That is, they can dare to hope that the Department of Defense (DoD) will at…

by | Jun 25, 2019

Two big tech stories broke today. One indicts Google. One indicts Amazon. Both stories paint pictures of disinterested behemoths rampaging over truth and decency in the pursuit of the almighty dollar and twisted ideological ends. Their callous disregard for their…

by | Mar 21, 2019

In the wake of Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and other parents allegedly using the foul means of their considerable means to gain admittance for their children to elite schools, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) wants to end deductions for parents who…

by | Feb 20, 2019

Ever since Amazon’s break-up with New York on Valentine’s Day, dejected Mayor Bill De Blasio is complaining that corporations shouldn’t be able to play off one local government against others for tax breaks. “I don’t think it’s really fair to…

by | Feb 14, 2019

Amazon does not pay the government taxes. The government pays Amazon taxes. Some residents of the chutzpah capital of the world predictably rebel against this arrangement. Just call them modern-day tax resisters. Hopefully, Jeff Bezos’s Internal Revenue Service audits them…

by | Jan 29, 2019

Early this year, America’s cultural centers were rocked by a sordid tale of privilege gone wrong that would’ve fit right into an Edith Wharton novel. Jeff Bezos, the richest man on earth, the creator of Amazon, and a man increasingly…

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