This week has killed my spirit a little bit. It began when I turned forty on Saturday. The day itself was fun, but it marked a moment in my life I’d been dreading somewhat this entire year. Mid-life is officially upon me, and I have little to show for it. Yes, I have great friends and […]
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Two obvious points: 1) Its been a really long time since I’ve blogged! 2) Obviously, its the 14th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11/2001. I’ll skip the boring and lame reasons for #1 and focus on #2 today. Every year on 9/11 I feel like I should have something profound to say. I never really […]
As a Minnesota Native, I disagreed with almost everything the late Democratic Senator Paul Wellstone tried to do as a politician. But I, along with many of his colleagues on both sides of the isle, respected him for his principled stances on issues he passionately believed in. He was an ideologue who made no apologies […]
The other day, as I finally got around to finishing up my latest copy of reason magazine (not capitalized intentionally), I apparently had saved the best for last. If you have time to read anything on my blog this week, pick reason’s interview (by Matt Welch) of the politically left’s Jeremy Scahill as he outlines […]
So, its 9/11 today, obviously, and for the first time since it happened, I am feeling… ambivalent. I still remember that day. And I think its important to remember what happened, but over the past few years, my perspective on the day’s meaning and our nation’s response to the tragedy has changed quite a bit, […]
On this day 237 years ago a midst the heat of a Philadelphia summer, the Continental Congress officially adopted Thomas Jefferson’s beautifully crafted words and Declared Independence from King George and Britain. Americans have celebrated that day ever since as our Independence Day. While it has become a day of outdoor fun and family get-togethers, […]
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So far, a fascinating look at how the U.S. Constitution has evolved, and how the interpretation of it has changed (for better and worse) from a Republican to a Democratic view (don't assume you know what he means by those terms, they are not about political parties) by a law professor Randy Barnett, who has argued cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Recommended Must Read
Economics is one of the most critically misunderstood disciplines in a democracy. Your ignorance is peril for us all. Sowell explains complex topics very simply.
If you care about Free Speech at all, this is an important read written from the perspective of someone at the center of a modern battle to uphold one of the most important principals of classical liberalism.
If you can only pick one book to read all year, pick this one. I rank it as one of the top 5 books all humans should read. It will be time consuming as its long and dense, but its also easy to read, and filled with gobs of nuanced facts and analysis to show how the world is better today than at any other time in history. Life is good, and Pinker has the proof.