And Now…The Great Transition
Generational moments, or defining moments, are rare by definition. The easiest way to identify them is everyone in your age group can recall where...
The Pandemic in American Prisons
Population density is directly related to the spread of the virus and also to measuring our methods in combatting the pandemic. In the early...
A Discriminating Pandemic
Historically pandemics did not discriminate in their victims. The COVID-19 pandemic is different and the impact upon minorities tells a lot about the US.
Joker – Movie Review and a Prophetic Picture of Society
I should start by saying I don’t recommend this movie for kids. It is a dark, dark movie and not at all along the...
Alienated America – An Excellent Summer Read!!
Alienated America by Timothy Carney is one of my favorite books of 2019.
7 Numbers That Tell the Story of Deaths of Despair in America
Deaths of despair are deaths that result from drugs, alcohol, and suicide. It is a number that has grown at alarming rates in the last 20 years.
The Injustice in College Sports
To commemorate my favorite sports event of the year, March Madness, I have updated this piece from 2016 regarding a reasonable, ethical and profitable approach to the question of pay for college athletes. (I’m picking NC to beat Duke in the finals.)
The establishment of the permitted narrative is the telling of history itself and it tells a lot about our own modern society. The efforts to hide parts of our history are not simply to protect us but to tell a new story and define a new future. It is a strategy that has been used before and it has always led to disastrous results.
The Popular, Successful, Terrible, Horrible True Story of the Scientific Theory of Eugenics
The eugenics movement was a belief that fostered racism, discrimination, abortion, and genocide. It was embraced by academics, politicians, and celebrities.
The Middle Class Is Angry – The American Caste System Part 4
This is part four in the series this week from JB Shreve and the End of History. Unlike those in poverty, when you’re middle class...