Wikipedia and the Killing of History, a Guide

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This will be a short note to highlight a link to a subject I researched for a commentary about Manifest Destiny mentioned in historian Bernard DeVoto's book 1846, the Year of Decision (1943). Almost...

“Idiocracy” is Finally Upon Us

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This sci-fi comedy from 2006, by Mike Judge (Beavis and Buttlead cartoons, a favorite of both my sons) has been growingly mentioned since the first pratfall of the Biden Administration early this year. (Scroll...

How Things Work

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After spending 20 years learning how things worked on the upper floors of government (military) bureaucracy and Fortune 500 corporate management I spent another 20 years at the other end of the economic and...

COVID, The Mask, and Fear

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Everyone has his or her favorite "mask" story. There's the guy or gal we see, then do a doubletake when ee notice they're alone driving in their car, all alone, but still with that...

War Gaming, Part III, the War in the Streets

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The coming war will be on several fronts, and will appear uncoordinated. But at some level immigration activists will be talking to BLM activists, and they to campus radicals. And all will be speaking to their...

“One of These Day I’m Gonna Run This Construction Company!”

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For those of you old enough, there was a beatnik comedian from the 60s named Brother Dave Gardner. He told a story about going to a construction site where he saw a fellow standing over by the gravel pile with his foot on his...