Donald Trump Is Not as Bad as We Thought He Would Be. He’s Worse. Far Worse.

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, the following has occurred in the United States of America: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington had to file a complaint “to notify the new president that he was officially in violation of his lease for the Trump International Hotel down the street from the White House. The lease that …

In which We Are Reminded that Raising the Minimum Wage Can Do More Harm than Good

Team Obama and the Democratic party like to cite Warren Buffett as an authority for the proposition that taxes have to be raised in order to address inequality in society; never mind the fact that the so-called “Buffett Rule” for taxes would work out rather well for Warren Buffett. I wonder what they will have …

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.

Quote of the Day

I stand by what I wrote today: the videos of [ISIL] beheadings need to be independently confirmed before they are part of the historical record. They may well be completely accurate but there are not yet independent confirmations that they are accurate. On a larger picture note: had an evening with a group of well-informed …

Here’s an Idea!

When Constitution Day rolls around, let’s make sure that we remember what the Constitution actually says, instead of pretending that rights are “privileges,” and that the Constitution somehow drafts us into participating in civic activities. The incumbent president of the United States boasts about having been “a constitutional law professor” at one of the best law …

Begun, the Buck-Passing Has

Raise your hands if you are actually surprised by this: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush, while arguing that her party has worked hard for veterans in recent years. Pelosi took a shot at Bush while saying that the scandal is a high priority …