Category Archives: Blog

Quote of the day:

…from Glenn Reynolds: …normally when one has lost the Executive and Legislative branches to the other party is not the time to call for government censorship of political speech on vague and mutable grounds. Democrats have been advocating more and more power to government without giving thought to how that power would be used in […]

Ketchup and the Two-Party Problem

A defense of third-party politics.

Seth Godin wrote about third parties in a blog post “Ketchup and the third-party problem“. He says that those of us supporting third parties or their candidates are doomed to failure, and miss our chance to really influence the political field.

Needless to say, I find the arguement lacking, and merely a more passive aggressive method of saying that we should all vote for Hillary because otherwise we’ll be doomed with Trump. I’ve snarked about it on Twitter. But I feel this deserves a bit more detailed of a rebuttal.

Trump on the North Carolina Pissing Contest

How weird is it getting? Trump’s acting like the reasonable one here. From Reason: Asked about the big culture-war issue of the moment, public restroom access for trans individuals, Trump said he thinks North Carolina should have left things alone. “North Carolina did something that was very strong, and they’re paying a big price,” said […]

The $750 Pill: Corporate Greed, Excessive Regulation—or Both?

Dr. Mary Ruwart Why, you might ask, can Shkreli price his drug so high and not fear that a generic competitor will undercut him? After all, the daraprim no longer has patent protection. The answer: Turing Pharmaceuticals has a de facto monopoly, courtesy of the ever-increasing costs of gaining FDA approval, both for new drugs […]