Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2018: Rule of Law, review pt. 1

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] [L.Q. cover and images from L.Q. Spring 2018: Rule of Law] [New to Lapham's Quarterly? See the standard notes at the end of this review. After 40+ LQ reviews I jump … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2018: Rule of Law, review pt. 1

Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2016: Spies

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] [All pictures are from L.Q. Winter 2016] Lewis, Lewis, Lewis.  (Lapham of course.)  Reviewing your paltry (smiley here) literary and history journal is like listening to a broken record.  (If the … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2016: Spies

We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate

Here is a new op-ed by two people whose intellect and opinions I very highly respect.  I have read their book Free Market Revolution twice and I strongly recommend you read this 221-page book... carefully. OP-ED We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate If you're concerned about economic growth the cuts are far too … Continue reading We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate

T.O.T.N (Thoughts On The News) 17 Feb 2013: Minimum Wage

The WSJ Opinion Page has a good article on Obama's SOTU (State Of The Union) proposal to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour.  It has facts (what a novel idea), but as a friend often reminds me, "don't confuse me with the facts".  I will try to confuse you anyway. The … Continue reading T.O.T.N (Thoughts On The News) 17 Feb 2013: Minimum Wage

T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 02/13-14/2013

Obama's State of the Union Address, Minimum Wage, Marco Rubio, Immigration, Gun Control, oh my!  REALLY?! I could opine on conservative thought 3 times a day.  I definitely should opine more than 3 times a year.  If I have anything in life it is a surfeit (noun, an excessive amount of something) of opinions. I often … Continue reading T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 02/13-14/2013

False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy

False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency [Kindle Edition] by Gene Healy, from Amazon. A friend often asks me something to the effect of "is our current president incompetent or does he have a strategy to grow government and weaken individual rights", to which I usually reply "yes", meaning all of the above. … Continue reading False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy

Individual Freedom (and responsibility) or Social Justice Collectivism?

Feel like a little reading?  Proceed. Have you had enough post-election analysis?  Here is a noteworthy one referred to me by a friend: Post-Mortem by Laura Hollis Points I thought were especially pertinent: ..."we are now at a place where there are legitimately fewer Americans who desire a free republic with a free people than there are … Continue reading Individual Freedom (and responsibility) or Social Justice Collectivism?

Republicans’ Debate Mon. 13 June

Is this old news now?  Has the dust settled?  I watched one hr+ of the 2 hours scheduled.  I liked it.  I liked the candidates (some more than others) and I liked what they said.  I think this country has a good number from which to choose their replacement for Barack Obama. That seemed to … Continue reading Republicans’ Debate Mon. 13 June