Living Well Is The Best Revenge: From The Hood To The Burbs

I grew up in the Frog Hollow district of Hartford, CT. Imagine what life must have been like for a white kid growing up in Connecticut, years before the era of forced diversity and white privilege. What do you see? A little boy carrying an invisible backpack full of get out of jail free cards? […]

4 Lessons From Calvin Coolidge For Today’s GOP

It was 94 years ago this past Tuesday that Calvin Coolidge was sworn in after the sudden death of President Warren G. Harding. Reflecting back on the Coolidge administration can be a discouraging enterprise, not for his faults but for his incredible success. The Coolidge presidency is a shining example of the power of fiscal […]

The Renewable Fuel Standard: A Common Enemy of Liberals & Conservatives

The Renewable Fuel Standard offers liberals and conservatives an opportunity for agreement. It further exposes our government’s need to promote the growing resentment between Democrats and Republicans. And of course, it’s all about money.    The Renewable Fuel Standard is a federal mandate that requires fuel refiners to blend a certain amount of biofuels, specifically […]

Fight For $15: The Forgery of Virtue

Last Friday the Minneapolis City Council approved a $15 an hour minimum wage ordinance however, they were unable to overturn the laws of supply and demand.  Of course, the ordinance sounds good – especially for workers at or near the poverty line which, for a single person is just over $12 thousand per year. On […]

An Attack of Unimaginable Cruelty: Hillary Clinton at Wellesley College

The commencement speech is a remnant from a time when oratory was a crucial skill, and central to university education. From the mid-1600s until the early 1900s, commencement ceremonies were a public celebration, an opportunity for the students to show off their intellectual achievements to their community. Graduates would give ‘disputations’ in Hebrew, Greek and […]

Climate Change: The High Cost Of Emotional Data

Progressives often refer to climate change skeptics as science-deniers, despite believing that a person’s gender can vary at will. We are presently in the midst of The Pause – a nearly twenty year global warming hiatus during which our satellite data has demonstrated little to no change in the global surface temperature. During this stretch […]