Wait, where are we again?

Every time I turn on the radio these days, it takes several minutes to figure out just where we are. When the story uses words like rebels and government forces and fighting and protests, it’s easy to get lost. Are we in Libya? Ivory Coast? Iraq? Wait, is this stuff…

Democracy != freedom

Watching all the coverage of the protests/riots/uprising in Egypt and elsewhere, I’m always struck by the idiotic things Americans say in response. (Not surprised, note. Just struck.) The latest thing is the man-on-the-street interviews about how “oh yes, we should help Egypt get democracy” and “democracy is the best thing…

Liberals and conservatives actually want the same thing

Epiphany I had while watching last week’s Stossel and listening to Anne Coulter make absolutely no sense whatsoever – liberals and conservatives want the exact same thing. To run our lives. Liberals want to tell us how to think and talk (political correctness and hate speech laws) and take care…

Setting the bar too low is no way to reach higher

Heard a radio story about Hispanics and college last year that chapped my hide. Seems there’s some concern because there more starting school than ever before, but few are finishing. The story made reference to the need to get more of them to complete college because we won’t have enough…

The libertarian’s golden rule

“If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.”

 – Carl Schurz