On Todd Akin, the alternative media, and the call to leadership
We’ve seen it happen time and again. An earnest neophyte graduate student publishes her first scientific paper identifying evidence of a newly identified correlation or trend. Maybe it’s another compound that can be associated with increased cancer risk, or a newly observed environmental impact of some common industrial byproduct. A few weeks later some newspaper that’s looking to fill white space reports on the study | Read More »
Hope for the future? Not all kids are as ignorant as the Occupy crowd.
We’re always hearing about the failures of modern civics education. Well here are a couple of anecdotes to give you a glimmer of hope. On Thursday evening, I brought home Chinese food. My five-year-old daughter’s fortune cookie read “Go above and beyond your duty. You will benefit from it.” She smiled and said “that’s what we learned about for Veteran’s Day.” She also told us | Read More »
A******s on our side are a big part of our problem
So today I’m out chopping wood, and I see some people cutting through the yard. They are back in the woods a bit, and I figure they are just the neighbor’s kids. A bit later I hear what sounds like a shot. Then I walk around the front and find their van. These jerks were cutting through what is obviously a residential area and hunting | Read More »