Dilbert, first published when I was about two years old, always got a chuckle from me as a lad because the pictures were silly, but it later became newly revelatory after I began to live through the tedium of elevator small talk, witnessed firsthand the omnipresence of miscommunication, and stared down the specter of utter misunderstanding between two or more departments […]Read More Dilbert Denies Climate Change – I Challenge Dilbert – So It Goes
My review of Paul Bloom’s book Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion is now live on Areo Magazine. Feedback, as always, is welcome. You should check out the magazine regardless. Lots of excellent writing, interviews, and reviews!Read More My Review of “Against Empathy” is live on Areo Magazine
In Episode 04 I talk about Rachel Maddow’s poor handling of Trump’s 1040, the persistence of the liberal bubble, Trump voters and the ACA, AG Jeff Sessions, and Sec Def Mattis. To go along with E04, I’ve included a list of sources that I referenced during recording: Ep03 of the Podcast – Tammy and the T-Rex […]Read More Podcast Companion – Ep04
UPDATE: I’ve recorded a podcast that expands upon my thoughts on Maddow, in addition to a few other points of interest. There’s also a podcast companion article in which I list specific sources that I reference in the episode. David Cay Johnson, a prominent financial journalist and Trump-empire expert, very recently received Donald Trump’s 2005 IRS […]Read More MSNBC Plays the Trump Card: Maddow and David Cay Johnson Give Us NOTHING on Trump’s 1040
Following Trump’s “Muslim Ban” the issue about the refugee vetting process has reached a fevered pitch. But few of the arguments (so far) have been constructive. What we do know is that the vetting process is already very thorough , ,  and, statistically, very effective, which is just one reason why so many were so […]Read More Quick Thoughts: Vetting and Radicalization
The second episode of the podcast is officially live. Check it Out Here In this episode I talk about Milo, Jeff Sessions, Transgender rights and what it may mean to have a sexually open society. Fair warning: there is discussion about Milo’s recent comments on his sexual abuse.Read More Second Podcast is Up!
In what can only be described as a stunningly obtuse and ham-fisted policy move, Donald Trump has effected an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The contents of the EO, by this time, are well known. Most notably it “bans” immigrants from seven Muslim majority countries (Syria, […]Read More Muslims Not Welcome Here: Islamic Extremism and A Common Sense Immigration Policy for the US