Black Lives Matter

I purposely waited for awhile to address this issue because I wanted to make sure I approached it from my usual analytical angle. To jog everyone’s memory, two Black Lives Matter protesters interrupted one of Bernie Sanders’ rallies in Seattle to speak out about their issue and to challenge him to do more for their […]

Jade Helm Hysteria

In 1960, the Twilight Zone ran an episode called “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” It’s been awhile since I’ve seen the episode, but the general plot was about several families filled with paranoia about visiting aliens they thought would kill them. As you might have guessed, the paranoia drove some of them to […]

Let’s Keep Our Eye on the Ball

The recent tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina has certainly created a number of different jumping off points for what appears to be a fairly straightforward event. Those on the right are tripping over themselves trying to call it anything but racism. The growing consensus among commentators on that side of the spectrum is that the […]

A Phony Choice

Sometime before the new year, Congress released its report on torture and the CIA. Charles Krauthammer wrote a column defending the CIA because “their methods had kept up safe.” I wrote a letter to the Chronicle pointing out that this point of view was rife with logical fallacies. At this point, it would make little […]

Doubling Down on Stupid

This past week, the Texas state Senate passed the Open Carry bill. According to the law, when it becomes official, citizens can legally open carry firearms into most public places. That would include (but not be limited to) churches, college campuses, and other public areas. Presumably, private businesses would retain the right to bar their […]

History Disappearing?

Recently, the Oklahoma state legislature continued a national assault on U.S. History. Yes, I’m sure that caught ¬†your attention. It really isn’t an assault on U.S. History per se. It is an assault on Advanced Placement U.S. History as the proposal would have them defund it. In plain English, that means that public schools in […]