Haiti Problem

I was watching Geraldo’s “At Large” program this evening and to my horror both he and Col. David Hunt hypothesized that the only reason we aren’t intervening in this third world mess in Haiti is racial prejudice from the White House. Huh? The...

The State Should Get Out of the Marriage Business

Consider government-sanctioned or court-mandated same-sex marriage — somewhere, at some point — a virtual certainty. For the Massachusetts State Supreme Court recently advised its legislature that anything short of same-sex marriage constitutes a violation...

Random Thoughts for February 2004

Random thoughts on the passing scene: People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything. My New Year’s resolution is to stop trying to reason with unreasonable people. This should reduce my correspondence considerably. Benedict Arnold was a war hero,...

Parents with a Backbone

Parents in Fairfax, Virginia, have succeeded in getting rid of one of the endless series of fad programs that distract American public schools from real education in real subjects. Like most fad programs, this one had a high-sounding name: The International...

Big Lie of the Year

It may be too early in this election year to determine which will be the biggest of the Big Lies in this political campaign. However, my feeling is that it may be “the working poor.” While there are working people who are poor, most poor people are not...

The Big Lie: Intelligence Failure in Iraq

If you repeat a line over and over again, eventually people will start to accept it. In this case, the line is that we had a big intelligence failure in Iraq. Even Bush has caved in: he is appoint a “commission” to look into the problems with our...

Three Cheers for Wal-Mart

How would you like to be penalized because you do your work too well–for example, for running your business so effectively that it attracts hoards of happy customers? Well, this is what is happening more and more frequently to Wal-Mart. Recently the West Covina,...