The Hirsute Salts?

A brief item in the back pages of the Tampa Daily Bugle caught my eye. (OK, it caught my wife’s eye and she passed it on to me.) Seems some Navy men are lobbying, through that agency of mischief and d...

The GOP's minority rule

Can a country remain a liberal democracy while abandoning majority rule? The Republican Party in the 21st century appears exceedingly eager to explore the question — and far too indifferent to the ans...

The new Republican Gilded Age

The Republican Party has the run of the federal government. What sort of society do they wish to create? The Gilded Age — an often-overlooked period from the mid-1870s to 1900 — provides some importan...

How tech encoded the culture wars

He zucked up. Asked this week to explain why hoax site Infowars was still allowed to post to Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Recode's Kara Swisher that the company had to give users leeway because...

Turning the Tables on Tariffs

The chattering class is wedded to a view of Trump as the most blinkered of protectionists, who is just itching to foment trade wars. That’s why the media completely ignored his call to eliminate tarif...

Trump Keeps on Ticking

Pearl Harbor. Kristallnacht. Treason. High crimes and misdemeanors. These are some of the hyperventilating left’s overheated and ludicrous characterizations of President Trump’s remarks at his Helsink...