Intellectual Nihilism – Expert Edition!

Originally posted on The View from the Armchair:
Not so long ago we commented on intellectual nihilism, which denies the existence of objective fact. I was recently reminded of a book by Tom Nichols titled “The Death of Expertise.” (I’m not linking it because Tom doesn’t pay me to promote his book, but I’m sure…

States’ Rights

I don’t really have that much commentary on the topic of “states’ rights,” but it’s more than a tweet’s worth, so a brief blog it is. The concept of states’ rights is derived from the 9th and 10th amendments to the US constitution, which state: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not … More States’ Rights

Both Sides-ism Lives

I have new stuff to write, but to fill the gap I have something from last year that continues to be relevant. “Both Sides” Re-re-boot Posted on July 18, 2021 by The View from the Armchair I’m sharing this again because it seems that there is far too much false equivalence going around. Keeping an … More Both Sides-ism Lives

No End in Sight for Gun Violence – July 4th Edition

Another day, another mass shooting here in the US. This time at a July 4th parade in Chicago. After Uvalde, we got some bipartisan legislation that doesn’t do much, followed by a SCOTUS decision the seeks to limit states’ abilities to rein in gin violence. Half-step forward, two steps back. Our previous writings, which sadly … More No End in Sight for Gun Violence – July 4th Edition

Quick Thoughts: Thank Goodness SCOTUS is Taking a Break

The current SCOTUS term ended 30 June, and they will be on break until 3 October. Thank goodness; we could use some mental rest before they finally fully destroy our representative democracy. And yes, the complete destruction is coming if we don’t take action to stop it. This term culminated in nearly two full weeks … More Quick Thoughts: Thank Goodness SCOTUS is Taking a Break

Memorial Day 2022

For Memorial Day, remembering the fallen with whom I served: LT Terri S. Fussner LT Wayne F. Roberts PO2 Jason E. Lawson SSG Joseph R. Ray SGT Joshua L. Hill SGT Anton J. Hiett SGT Kevin D. Akins SGT Jeffery S. Wiekamp CW3 Eric W. Totten SPC David N. Timmons Jr. SPC Justin L. Odonohoe … More Memorial Day 2022