A New Feature: Pejmanesque Postings

I am going to use Medium as a tool by which to publish a daily--or semi-daily, depending on my schedule--newsletter featuring links to, and a synopsis of blog posts. You can subscribe to follow my Medium postings here. I am not going to link to Pejmanesque Postings on this blog at any other time; I am …

May Day and Historical Obliviousness

Yesterday was May Day, the day when people around the world who benefit from the effects of capitalism in ways too numerous to mention, spend one day denouncing capitalism and arguing for policies that will lead to the immiseration of billions if implemented. When I write about "historical obliviousness" in the title of this post, …

Justice, Maybe

Reassuring news on the Freddie Gray case: Baltimore’s chief prosecutor charged six police officers on Friday with a range of crimes including murder and manslaughter in the arrest and fatal injury of Freddie Gray, a striking and surprisingly swift turn in a case that has drawn national attention to police conduct. The state’s attorney for Baltimore …

Why Shouldn’t We Make an Issue of Hillary Clinton’s Age?

Back when Bob Dole and John McCain ran for president--heck, back when Ronald Reagan ran for president--we were told that tremendous demands are made on those who occupy the Oval Office and that the president had to be young and vigorous enough to meet those demands. If candidates for the presidency were older people, issues were made …