One Solution We Haven't Tried


The Real Minimum Wage


The Re-education Solution

China has decided that Christianity, Islam, and other religions are not a social or legal problem, but rather a mental one — so they are committing Christians, Muslims, and other religious believers to mental hospitals for psychiatric treatment. Before we glibly condemn such “psychiatric care,” we need to be careful of the log in our [...] [...]

Friday Leftovers

It’s another Friday, and it’s another week of the overflowing refrigerator of bookmarks. First, a couple of cartoons — life is short, eat desert first. Can the state remain completely neutral in the discussion between religion and irreligion? In other words, can you remove morality from legislation? The first problem we should note is that this [...] [...]

Two Charts to Ponder


Pickup Line Fail


It’s Leftovers Time

In case you didn’t see this: a school teacher gave an assignment asking her class to compare Bush to Hitler, specifically the similarities between the two. Aren’t you glad we have public schools to teach us all the important stuff? The one thing the progressive movement always needs, and always needs lots of, is enemies. There [...] [...]

Andrew Klavan on Microagression


The Ultimate End of Equality of Outcomes

A consistent leftist egalitarian would recognize that there is no principled ground for not taxing every red cent of either the wealthiest “one percent” or, for that matter, of that earned by anyone else. There may be prudential reasons for drawing an arbitrary line at some tax rate or other. In principle, however, if it [...] [...]

Wherever We Can, We Follow the Law

I’ve often written about the rising lawlessness in these pages… For instance, here I compared lawlessness to kudzu, the infamous plant brought to the Southeastern United States with all the best intentions in the world, and yet that has ultimately caused a lot of problems. Here I wrote about teachers helping students cheat on standardized [...] [...]