The Not-Surprising Trump Speech

Whether you like him or not, Donald Trump’s speech before the United Nations was perfectly in line with what people have come to expect from him, of the image he has fostered, and of the rhetoric he uses. In many important ways, it is a different kind of speech to Continue Reading →

Love America, Promote Amerexit

With the Fourth of July around the corner, many people are feeling patriotic. There are good reasons to love America, the ideal, which enshrines the rights of the individual and explicitly limits of government authority to interfere in those rights. America certainly has its problems with growing abuses of those Continue Reading →

Of Course Climate Change Is Real

Do 97% percent of scientists believe that climate change is real, man-made, and dangerous? This is a quote from the report referred to by NASA in supporting the consensus: “We find that 66.4% of abstracts expressed no position on AGW [anthropogenic global warming], 32.6% endorsed AGW, 0.7% rejected AGW and Continue Reading →

The Illegitimate Right to Broadband Access

Support seems to be a growing for treating broadband, high-speed internet as a basic human right. It is understandable, given the widely held assumptions about rights. It is just one of a growing list of goodies that people have come to claim as human rights, so it is worthwhile to Continue Reading →