The Left Reaches Really, Really Far on Detroit Bankruptcy

So MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perr said the following about Detroit’s recent bankruptcy filing (and general state of awfulness):

This is what it looks like when government is small enough to drown in your bathtub, and it is not a pretty picture… Continue reading

Swift Reviews: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Allen Carr’s classic book is possibly the most important book I ever read. I hadn’t smoke that long and I would like to think I would have quit eventually anyway. But then again, I had “succeeded” a few times and… Continue reading

Swift Reviews: The Power of Habit


Charles Duhigg certainly bit off a large bite for himself, and did a mostly very good job of chewing it.

The Power of Habit is a fascinating book that looks into how we develop habits and how those habits… Continue reading

Obama vs Obama on Wiretapping

While it’s nothing new that politicians over promise and lie their way into office only to do a 180 (we all remember George Bush’s “humble foreign policy” right). But it’s always helpful to have it illustrated after the fact. Here’s… Continue reading

Jon Stewart on the IRS scandal

While Jon Stewart and The Daily Show certainly lean left, I do appreciate his willingness to make fun of the left when the time calls. With the cornucopia of recent government scandals, this would be the perfect oppurtunity, and he doesn’t disappoint:… Continue reading

“Only Government Can Make the Roads” or However that Argument Goes

Here Stefan Molyneux reads a half hilarious, half infuriating article about almost incomprehensible government incompetence regarding those roads only they can pave (just for the record, private roads  exist today and have existed in all sorts of ways in the past… Continue reading

The Sugar Scam

So sugar is horrible for your health. And what does our wonderful government do? Of course, it massively subsidizes sugar which increases the prices of sugar for all of us so much it incentivizes the use of things like corn syrup… Continue reading

5 Really Depressing Charts

Here’s the first one:

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Republicans use Political Correctness Too

In my series of “mommy he did it too” articles, I now turn to the dreaded political correctness. Political correctness apparently came to us from the Frankfurt School and critical theory which, as Herbert Mercuse posited, the oppressed should have… Continue reading

Yes, Liberals are “Anti-Science” Too

So Michael Shermer made a bit of a splash earlier this year when he wrote there was a “liberal war on science” in addition to—not instead of—a conservative war on science. As he says:

The left’s war on science begins… Continue reading

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