Sunday, January 20, 2019

Does Government Stupidity Know Any Bounds?

These are tough days for political satirists. Any satire about government boondoggles is soon upstaged by an actual government program that’s more inane...

Lawsuits Make Us Less Safe

Imagine if an evil business routinely deprived us of products that would help us live longer with less pain and more comfort. We’d be...

The Trial Lawyers’ “Justice” Myth

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America recently changed its name to the American Association for Justice. It may be a smart PR move, ...

Smearing Education Choice

This month, papers all around America reported that according to the U.S. Department of Education, “children in public schools generally performed as well...

Think Your Cousin’s Cute? Relax

I’d always thought marrying a blood relative as close as a cousin was immoral, and certainly risky if you plan to have kids.  Conventional...

An Illegal Market That Could Save Your Life

Who owns your body? You? Or Al Gore? Many Americans believe it is immoral, if not disgusting, to buy and sell parts of people. Al...

A Convenient Lie

When he was in college, atmospheric-science professor John Christy was told, “it was a certainty that by the year 2000, the world would ...

When Sexism Claims Are A Real Hoot

You’ve probably heard of Hooters—the restaurant chain known for attracting male customers by hiring waitresses who are well-endowed and dressed to show it. The...

Prison For You, But Not For Me

Our elected officials say they are just like the rest of us. But that’s a myth. “The king can do no wrong” is often closer...

Religious Fanatics Terrorize American Farmers

Media coverage of environmental regulators makes them look like dispassionate scientists. But too often they are dangerous religious fanatics. Years ago, when ranchers and...

Are You Able to Obey This Law?

Some shortsighted employers don’t give jobs to people with disabilities, even when the disabled could do the work. Politicians thought the way to...

Myths and lies on the record

Last week, Kenneth Lay was convicted of fraud. Prosecutor Sean Berkowitz said that sent a message: “No matter how rich and powerful you are,...

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