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Mike, Who Speaketh His Mind

Chelsea Clinton, Mean-Girl-in-Chief

I saw a brief but interesting exchange on Twitter yesterday between Chelsea Clinton and someone who had the absolute douchebaggery to tweet, “Death to @ChelseaClinton and @HillaryClinton!” And make no mistake: That is douchebaggery. No matter how much you might not like a public figure, calling for that person’s death, even […]

Don’t Put Gorsuch Out in the Cold

If you’ve read anything about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch‘s dissent in the case of the truck driver who left his trailer behind rather than freeze to death [PDF link], and you’re wondering, “How could Gorsuch be such a cold, heartless bastard as to want to side with the truck company […]

“Not One Jot or Thimble Shall Pass”

I saw something disturbing in the news today. No, nothing Donald Trump tweeted. Rather, the Parker Brothers game “Monopoly” is retiring one of its signature game pieces: The thimble. It was ousted by popular vote, so this was hardly an authoritarian or fascist move by Parker Brothers – sorry, I […]

A Quick Word About Third-Party Voting

In this most recent election, no third-party candidate was going to win. That much was plain. (The chance that Evan McMullin could’ve been handed the presidency by the House of Representatives in the case of an Electoral College tie was slim beyond words, and you could only possibly effect that outcome if you […]

What the Worst Things Teach Us

We all want to believe in karma — i.e., “What goes around comes around”.  Every religion that exists contains some expression of our desire that good be rewarded and evil be punished.  Eastern religions generally subscribe to reincarnation, while Western religions look forward to an eventual resurrection, but both paradigms are built […]