Category tax policy for the 99%

Why Trump is winning

I’ve been working on a project of sorts lately. Undertaken by some progressive liberals I know, the impetus of the project is to find experts in a variety of fields who will assess what they think a Trump presidency will look like (in terms of damage to the US’ international prestige as well as economic and […]

Where your job went and why it won’t come back

A week or so ago I posted a fancy-pants essay by Kevin Hester, one of my buds in the NTHE movement (near term human extinction for the uninitiated). It used the language of the anti-capitalism movements, including the Occupy Wall Street folks. The thesis of Hester’s article was that capitalism is dying because the planet […]

Donald Trump has already won

So people are FINALLY taking Donald Trump seriously now that he’s won several decisive primary battles. There are still opportunities to derail his bid for the White House. The ‘country club’ branch of the GOP is panicked (and rightly so). Trump represents a challenge to the Republican status quo that’s pretty hard to quantify. But […]

Speaking Ill of the Dead

SCOTUS judge Antonin Scalia passed away last week while on a vacation trip in Texas. His holiday was a freebie from a certain John Pointexter, who (not coincidentally) had business before the Supreme Court. It appears to be a canned quail hunting experience that brought Scalia to the resort. If memory serves, that’s the sort […]

Just to be clear(see ya later)

I’ve taken a step back here–I’m going to be going away for a few days, and I probably won’t be posting again til the 20th. I’ve also got to admit I’ve been drawn into the election (and neglecting other stories of note), especially the Democratic primary. I’m a political junkie of no small level, and […]

Michael Moore’s call for revolt

Michael Moore’s essay on Flint and the poisoning of the water there starts like this: Many of you have contacted me wanting to know how you can help the people of Flint with the two-year long tragedy of drinking water contaminated by the radical decisions made by the Governor of Michigan. The offer is much […]

Sleepwalking into calamity

After the last State of the Union address by our Nobel Peace Laureate, bromide/memes like the above circulated freely on the Internets. This one was at least smart enough to leave lower gas prices off the list. You probably shouldn’t draw people’s attention to the fact that oil prices have fallen off a cliff because […]