Thursday, October 22, 2020
PTBC has a preference for conservative ideas.
A preference.
Also here's news about Hunter Biden's emails, and apparent corruption linked to Democrat Joe Biden.

Interesting monetary times

We are pleased to see less and less journalistic attention being given to meetings of the G20. There is only so much of world...

Breathing free of the nanny state

In addition to its reasonable and traditional claim to a monopoly on force—to enforce laws, and provide for the defence of the realm—the modern...

The lonely task of successful leaders

There’s an e-mail that has landed in my inbox a lot, lately: a thrilling rant on the current state of everything, purporting to be...

Respond to “man-made global warming” alarmism

Paradoxically, I have never come closer to thinking there might, after all, be something in “global warming”—that it might not be a complete and...

Musharraf’s gamble cannot succeed

Something I did not deal with in my Wednesday column—although several of my correspondents assumed I did—was whether I think General Pervez Musharraf can...

Questions the experts cannot answer

While it is true that people become bewildered by “the complexity of the modern world,” I have long thought we are even more bewildered...

The truths that we all know, at least in our hearts

It is summer, I have noticed: hemispheric warming, and all that. I don’t get holidays in summer, because I take mine in spring. Still,...

Proliferating bureaucracies, and other evils

Bear with me, gentle reader. I want to return to an old theme of mine, but I want to do it abstractly. Normally a columnist...

Accounting for the order of the universe

Apiece by Jan Hoffman in The New York Times recently went to work on the word “narcissism.” It noted that everyone and his brother...

Dubai World: Cursed and corrupted by oil

On the face of things, the financial collapse of the United Arab Emirate of Dubai would seem to be, in the broad world of...

Welcome back, Carter

Barack Obama was at his best in Ottawa this week, charming and well-rehearsed through a brief and inconsequential visit, and flattering in the joint...

The tyranny of science

As Paul Feyerabend, one of my scientific heroes, wrote in his 1975 essay, How to defend Society against Science: “In society at large the...

9/12: The gathering storm

Today is the eighth anniversary of the day after 9/11. This newspaper being an artifact of modern printing, I am of course filing this...

Behaving like an animal

My reader may have been struck by an item of breaking news yesterday. Travis, the trained chimpanzee, star of Coca-Cola and Old Navy commercials,...

Why I continue to defy Darwin

A reader writes, “After considering your latest attack on Charles Darwin, I have to wonder, what did the man ever do to you?” I...