An Invitation

Though we enjoy writing about topics that interest us and on which we have some knowledge, it was never our goal to include only our own voices in this journal. Once again, we invite readers to submit to us articles on topics of current interest that have important implications for the future. ... Read More

Thinking About Things: What Will They Do Without Trump to Bash?

First of all, good riddance to 2020 and welcome 2021! Second, no year is off to a proper start without a look back at the prior year through the memorable eyes and hilarious brain of Dave Barry. However bad 2020 was, his review of it is enough to bring laughing tears to the eyes of left and right alike. Indeed, he is one of the few people left in the world who can skewer everyone with a light touch and not seem generally, well, hateful - without that special malice which seems to so afflict the left. His column is here, sadly behind the Washington Post paywall for some. Dave Barry’s 2020. Third, I have been wondering what all those reporters, their staffs, the editors, OpEd writers, late-night comedians, Big Tech, the universities and their academic apparatchiks, sonorous and not so sonorous voices on public and private radio, and the rest of the center left will do once the curtain finally falls on the remnants of the Trump administration. Certainly, the New York Times writers seem as energetic as ever - even just yesterday exclaiming about the “lack of decency” in the country, especially that part of it that might have supported any aspect of the Trump administration. Republicans: Traitors to Democracy and Profiles in Cowardice. So much for healing and unity. The Grey Lady seems bent on vengeance, like Madame Defarge but without the knitting. ... Read More