Monthly Archives: December 2015

Why Bill Clinton’s sexual past is not an issue, but Donald Trump’s sexism is

Republicans are very clear that they intend to make Bill Clinton’s past wolfish behavior an issue in the election campaign. Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson have all said that discussing Bill’s past affairs is fair game, as did the

Koch-bought professor right about impact on inequality of “like marrying like,” but gives wrong ways to fix it

I never thought that I would agree with Tyler Cowen, a professor of economics at George Mason University, whom the mainstream media has been trying to turn into a “public intellectual” for the past few years. Cowen, who is general

Lays brings back cannibal Potato Heads to remind us Xmas joy of wealthy often comes at expense of others

About 18 months ago, Frito-Lay introduced a TV ad in which animated versions of Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head eat potato chips, knowing full well that it is a form of cannibalism but reveling in the guilty sin. In the

Did Trump reveal a secret fetish when he called Hillary’s debate pit stop “disgusting?”

What I would like to ask Donald Trump is what was so disgusting about Hillary Clinton having to go to the bathroom in the middle of the debate Saturday evening? His statement—part of a vulgar excoriation of Hillary—marks another new

The trend in presidential crises suggests some ugly truths about American politics and government

Reading Malcolm Byrnes’ Iran-Contra reminds me that since the 1970s the United States has endured a presidential crisis in every decade. Comparing these crises reveals some disturbing trends in our government and our so-called free press. In the 1970s, Richard

Why hasn’t Justice Scalia proposed sending athletes and legacies to “lesser” schools?

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia expressed an odious racist sentiment the other day when he said that those admitted to elite universities based on Affirmative Action standards suffered a disservice because they struggle at the elite school instead of succeeding

Wall Street Journal columnist doesn’t care about terrorist actions, preferring to go after “evil”

William McGurn, who regularly writes a column called “Main Street” in the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal, has a rather weird view of evil. In his column titled “The Liberal Theology of Gun Control,” he postulates that an

Republicans prefer rights of NRA over safety of Americans, yet blame Obama for weak response to terrorism

Is it a lack of consistency or hypocrisy that drives the Republicans to their befuddling policies? The Republicans have spent the better part of four years devising and passing dozens of new state laws making it harder for millions of

Ted Cruz takes time from campaigning to hold a Senate hearing for climate change deniers

One day after President Obama returned from a global summit on human-induced climate change attended by nearly 150 world leaders, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz announced he is holding his own convocation to deny climate change is occurring. As chairman

If Ferdinand Lundberg’s theory is right, we’re witnessing a putsch by wealthy to take over United States

Since the publication of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century, the mainstream news media has been paying attention to the impact of the super-rich on the political system. We see a growing number of candidates for major offices who