Contrary Law of Democracy (to coin a phrase!)

I have noticed that if the powers that be want to perpetuate an unpopular war, they put a Democrat in to silence the anti-war left. If they want more spending and debt, they put a Republican in to silence the fiscally conservative right. This practice is called giving left-cover or right-cover respectively, but I have … More

"I tried."

I had a friend once who used to say there’s no such thing as trying, only doing. I think he picked it up from seminars he used to attend. (EST I believe they were called.) It stuck with me. I stopped saying “I tried” pretty much altogether. You either do it or you don’t do … More

It's Opposite Day for Ohio Republicans!

I’ve been pointing out for awhile that the principle of subsidiarity–that the competent authority closest to you should be responsible for resolving issues–is under fire from the exact people who pretend to defend it. The principle of subsidiarity is the basis of states’ rights and the Tenth Amendment which reserves powers to the states that … More