Is the West an Oppressive Patriarchy?

By | November 3, 2022

[November 3, 2022]  There’s the claim that the West is an oppressive patriarchy.  And that is partly true.  The problem with the claim is that it’s not just an oppressive patriarchy, and there’s a big difference between something being “completely” something and something being “partly” something. One of the things we might point out is that you can… Read More »

Andrew Kull on the Color-Blind U.S. Constitution

By | November 2, 2022

[November 2, 2022]  Andrew Kull, a distinguished Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, is a distinguished author.  In 1998 he published one of my favorite “intellectual” books of the 90s, The Color-Blind Constitution, which can be appropriately labeled a terrific book.  In his book, he lays out the history of how Americans… Read More »

“Good People” Supporting Race Discrimination?

By | November 1, 2022

[November 1, 2022]  Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard historic arguments on several legal challenges to anti-Asian race discrimination by Harvard and the University of North Carolina.  What is most interesting was many “good people” took the position and are standing with those universities in support of policies that support race discrimination. That may be a bit of… Read More »

Twitter Takes a Birdbath

By | October 31, 2022

[October 31, 2022]  Yes, that’s right, Twitter takes a birdbath, meaning a cleansing is underway within that bloated, woke, anti-free speech company.  Elon Musk has officially taken over control of Twitter, ending months of legal disputes.  He is bringing significant changes, which began with the immediate firing of Twitter’s CEO Parag Agrawal, Vijaya Gadde, and Ned Segal (Twitter’s… Read More »

Virtue and Truth

By | October 29, 2022

[October 29, 2022]  There’s something to be said for virtue and truth.  One of the things I’ve noticed about folks who are phenomenally successful; they do everything they can to live a truthful life, and you can get a long way in life by being honest. There are significant differences in intelligence among different people.  If you go… Read More »

Who are Your Real Friends?

By | October 26, 2022

[October 26, 2022]  If you have real friends and you tell them bad news, they’re actually sad for you.  You can tell them, and they will listen.  They will help you take the pain, will not tell you about some worse thing that happened to them defensively, or won’t secretly be happy that you got knocked down.  They… Read More »