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The Relief Valve

Strong passions can erupt in unpredictable ways. The government understands this - and desires that strong passions be diverted in a harmless - to the government - way. Enter the cultivated, culturally and socially enforced obsession with...

Cash For Not Clunkers

You’ve heard the saying that history repeats . . . as farce? Well, here we are. Not quite ten years after the government paid people to throw away perfectly good used...

Trump Fires Termagant

Washington just got a little less ugly. President Trump has fired Obama's acting attorney general, Sally Yates, over her refusal to enforce the travel/immigration restrictions the new president put into place. Naturally,...

Elon’s Carbon Con (Elections Have Consequences, Part Deux)

People sometimes said Ayn Rand's writing was . . . heavy. Obvious, too. Villains with names too good to be true (or believable). Elsworth Monkton Tooey... rhymes with ... things unpleasant. Well,...

Much Better Than: You’re Fired!

Trump has imposed a regulatory freeze and has threatened a hiring freeze - no new federal "workers" for now (and hopefully, some time to come). No wonder the stock market is up. America...

A Tale of Two Cities. . . Trump’s Washington and Hidalgo’s Paris

In Washington, President Trump announced that environmental regulations are “out of control” - and promised to get them back under control. In Paris, Mayor Anne Hidalgo (which sounds about as French as...

Dealing With Checkpoint America

If you have the bad luck to toll up on a DUI “sobriety” checkpoint, how should you handle it? The fact that you haven’t been drinking is, unfortunately, immaterial. Every person entering one...

How We Got To Here

America is in trouble because Americans got lazy. Not so much physically but morally. They began to care more about some passing thing than about the things that truly matter; the...

The Not Better Mousetrap

Ford just announced it will no longer sell a V6 Mustang beginning next year. The 2018 Mustang, which will also get some styling tweaks, will be offered only with the currently optional...

The Hybrid Mustang Makes My Teeth Hurt

At the Detroit Auto Show reveal of the soon-to-be-produced hybrid Ford Mustang, marketing manager Mark Schaller said the following: “The world has figured out a way to take that technology and...
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