The Shaping: Bill Buckley

Everybody with an interest in politics knows who William F Buckley was. A transformational figure in American political culture, he more than any other individual founded modern conservatism. I was first introduced to his work indirectly, as a reader of the national review. At the time I was unaware of the publication's storied history. After... Continue Reading →

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My Modest Proposal

I think I can safely assume that most of my readers are familiar with a satirical political writing named "a modest proposal." This was a tract written in the eighteenth century and was a criticism of the English people's exploitation of Ireland. It was written by a gentleman named Johnathan Swift in 1729. It was... Continue Reading →

The Democrats districting problem

You might have heard that Karen Handel defeated Jon Ossof for the house seat in Georgia's sixth district. This has been understood to be a solid Republican seat in the past. The Democrats put up a far better fight than usual this time around however almost winning it outright in what's called a jungle primary.... Continue Reading →

Social Justice in Space

I have been a proponent of space travel. Like Elon Musk, I am a a firm believer that we as the human race should expand to the stars. We are developing the technology. It won't be long before we have the means to legitimately start developing intrastellar colonies. I have believed this and still do... Continue Reading →

A Polite Society

"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." -Robert Heinlein Brace yourselves ladies and gentlemen, the gun control think pieces are coming. In the coming days and weeks there will be many people insisting that we need "common sense" laws and... Continue Reading →

The Shaping: Heinlein

Robert Heinlein is the greatest thinker in the libertarian thought tradition that is never talked about. I've only come to him in the past few years but his works have been essential to me crystallizing and formalizing some of the key points in my personal philosophies. So just who was this man? And what can... Continue Reading →

Homo Mechanicus

You may have heard techy types, or science fiction fans talk about something called the singularity. This refers to the supposedly coming point in time when machine and mankind will become one being, and we will achieve the next stage of our evolution. This is not necessarily a new idea. It has however been picking... Continue Reading →

How much fuel do you have?

I had a fairly lengthy twitter argument this evening. I have to say it restored a little bit of my faith in the political system too. That seems odd right? I mean what sense does it make that arguing with strangers online would make me believe in our societal system again. Well let me go... Continue Reading →

A hand overplayed

If you were some how magically unaware the former director of the FBI, James Comey, testified today to Congress. He was expected to be grilled about the Trump and Russia connections. He was also expected to be grilled about his supposed memos. By the end of it he had been grilled about all sorts of... Continue Reading →

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