by | Jan 21, 2020

Fact checking is a tricky business. Some things are black and white and can be labeled as such. But that isn’t always the case. Let’s say that I write a story saying, “Ralph wore a black shirt to the meeting.”…

by | Jan 11, 2020

Contrary to assertions made by radical protesters of the Extinction Rebellion movement, who claim, “It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency … a life or death situation of our own making,” or by misinformed youths like…

by | Jan 2, 2020

The other day Joe Biden claimed that he would consider a Republican running mate. Right. The chances of that happening are nil, given the hardcore leftist composition of the Democratic Party. But Biden likes to feed the mythology that he…

by | Jan 2, 2020

We now commence a new year and a new decade. Such occasions tempt us to make predictions. Our attitude toward the future is ambiguous and inconsistent. Sometimes we want to know an outcome before it happens. But knowing the outcome…

by | Dec 20, 2019

One of the basic methods of propaganda is reversal — make an accusation against your enemies that is so blatantly false as to be the exact opposite of truth. This technique has become known as “the Big Lie” because of…

by | Nov 30, 2019

The Paris climate agreement is a bad deal for America, costing jobs in the United States and putting the country at a competitive disadvantage with our international competitors. By finalizing this starting process on November 4 of this year, President…

by | Nov 29, 2019

The Oxford Dictionary selected “climate emergency” as its “word of the year.” Wordsmiths not grasping the difference between singular and plural surely indicate an emergency of some sort. So, too, does the growing propensity of words to describe the speaker…

by | Nov 23, 2019

New Haven, Connecticut Activists protesting climate change stormed the Yale bowl field at halftime of the Harvard–Yale game. An initial group of 100 or so activists grew to more than 1,000 as students supporting their cause joined them. The mob…

by | Nov 21, 2019

Global warming has been characterized by its critics (and occasionally by followers like Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono) as a religious movement. While this is correct, it is a religious movement of a special kind, that is, an apocalyptic movement. And…

by | Oct 31, 2019

California’s young and bold new progressive governor Gavin Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco, probably figured he’d be thrust into the national limelight after signing a host of must-do liberal measures ranging from statewide rent control to a new…

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