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Rise of the snitches and undocumented compliance officers

A world in quarantine — we’ve found out — reveals the snitches and their equally ugly step-siblings: the self-appointed compliance officers. For those who spend some time on social media, here’s an important litmus test to determine if you are…

The troubling resentment of hope

Times of crisis tend to rip off the covers concealing our strange and irrational psyches. It feels, in a way, like visiting a museum of psychological deformities. Among the saddest of displays is the resentment of hope. Terrified of good…

Prosperity vs. death: the bogus Coronavirus conundrum

“How many additional Coronavirus deaths are tolerable in order to revive our economy?” The question, asked this way, is not actually a question as much as an attempt to silence, to win an argument but without the intellectual elbow grease…

Socialism, scarier than a heart attack

NBC News and the Wall Street Journal conducted an interesting poll recently, asking voters what factors about a presidential candidate gave them the most concern. Several different variables of contemporary relevance were measured, including adherence to socialism, having had a…

Hospice on alert for Joe Biden’s political career

His voice was kinda jokey with an underlayer of irritation as he called a young female New Hampshire voter a “lying dog-faced pony soldier.” Nobody really knows what that term even means, but it makes reference to two animals and…

When jealousy masquerades as virtue

Wednesday afternoon, only a couple of hours before the U.S. Senate would fulfill their Constitutional charge of deciding the merits of two impeachment articles against President Donald Trump, Utah’s junior US Senator, Mitt Romney, spoke in somber tones from the…

The danger of diplomacy without deterrence

Three years into his Presidency, Donald Trump has embarked on the nearly impossible task of taming the remaining two-thirds of the original Axis of Evil. With a lot of help, Iraq graduated from the Axis a few years ago, and…

Pew, Pew: Do Guns and Churches Mix?

The chilling video showing last week’s church shooting in Texas recalibrated the debate over personal firearm possession — more specifically, carrying firearms inside places of worship. All the world witnessed in vivid reality what 2nd Amendment advocates have been saying…