August 5, 2020

I’ve never been very clear on the notion of “gun culture” that seems to have exploded as a term of art since roughly the 1980s. Perhaps that’s simply when I became increasingly aware of it — hard to say. One seems to hear the term frequently, often in the same breath w...

July 27, 2020

The Washington Redskins; the Kansas City Chiefs; the Cleveland Indians.

Everybody who is triggered by those names take one step further to the left so we can see what’s what. OK, I can see snowflakes, well-meaning but inexplicably guilty white Americans, and race-baitin...

June 23, 2020

Remember that high school history teacher you had? The one with the one jacket he wore every day, with patches on the elbows, who liked to stand in your personal space and was forever blathering about thought experiments? Today I’m that guy. Thought experiment! Go ahea...

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