Trump’s Conviction, Washington, and the Appeal of a High-Throughput Guillotine

Everybody and his dog is writing about the Trump conviction, so I guess I’ll add my few grains to the sand pile. Otherwise I’d kill something, preferably a New York judge. Or several of them. On the observable principle that each succeeding President is worse than his predecessor, Biden has, barely, taken the title for godawful worthlessness and foreign-policy bafflement. But the question is not whether Trump has the morals of a politician, or whether he and some porn queen made the beast with two backs. How many readers would have done the same, given a shot at stormy? The point is ...

Biggest Corporate Welfare Scam of All Time

President Joe Biden keeps lecturing corporate America to "pay your fair share" of taxes. It turns out he's right that some companies really are getting away scot-free from paying ...

Remedial Math

It's a good thing President Joe Biden wasn't strapped to a polygraph while giving his State of the Union speech on Thursday, because his results would have come back about as ...

Biden’s War Against the Internet

It's a miracle of private sector innovation and the magic of the free enterprise system that technologies that were only the playthings of the super-rich a generation ago are now ...

Government in Lieu of Congress

Of all the Congress critters in the Democrat section of the zoo that is the House of Representatives, one of the more execrable is Ted Lieu from Zimbabwe on the Pacific, formerly ...

The Food Insecurity Lie

President Joe Biden says 24 million Americans "suffer from food insecurity!" News anchors were shocked that there is "food insecurity in the richest country in the world!" ABC ...

America’s Top National Security Threat Is Our Runaway Debt

After spending $6 trillion on social welfare and a Green New Deal spending spree and running our national debt up to $33 trillion, President Joe Biden is asking to whip out the ...

California Crushes Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's Peter Brothers Trucking delivers goods all across America. Owner Brian Wanner says Pennsylvania bureaucrats now are driving him out of his home state. "We have no ...

Shut It Down!

This week Republicans and Democrats got together to avert a government shutdown. Too bad. There's so much that ought to be shut down. Useless Cabinet departments, for example, ...

Faded Prestige

The worst enemy of the West is itself, and the same goes for our democracy. We are so arrogantly certain of our survival and superiority, we in the Western democracies, that we ...

Soda Tax

Want a soda? You'll pay more for one in Philadelphia, because five years ago, local politicians decided to tax it. They're "protecting" people, they said. The tax would "reduce ...

How to Be a New York Times Reporter

You probably think the job of a reporter is to report news. How old-fashioned, cis-gendered, white supremacist of you! That's not it at all, certainly not at the august New York ...

Republicans Must Be the Party of Small Business

A recent Wall Street Journal lead story reported that "Republicans and big business broke up." The amount of corporate donations to Republicans was cut sharply in the last ...

Surprise: Debt Conversation Brings More Pointless ‘Tax-the-Rich’ Talk

Whenever we have a national conversation about government debt, Democrats invariably respond that spending is not the reason the debt is now nearly equal to our national GDP. The ...


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