Global Warming, Intelligent Design, and The Null Hypothesis

You’re probably not going to read this. It’s long. It’s technical. People just don’t want to read long, technical material any more. There aren’t going to be any pretty pictures, and there will be a minimum of snark. What’s more, this is one of those posts that is going to upset a lot of people, both liberal and conservative alike. It’s …

Thought for the Day, From Cicero

“Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful good society’ which shall now be Rome, interpreted to mean …

The Chronicle of Highly Educated Whining

The Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) has been getting a lot of flak lately as some of the more conservative (read: Matt Drudge and Neal Boortz) have found some of the typical CHE leftist articles to be showing up on their radar. CHE has always, as far as I can tell from the time I was a professor, been rabidly leftist. …

The Fair Tax in Pretty Pictures

There has been some confusion over “double taxation” and I thought that perhaps a simple graphic might be able to help visualize how this stuff works.

I Patriot; I Citizen

This award-winning speech was given at the 2004 International Speech Contest series in Central Florida.

In Support of *gasp* Gay Marriage

It’s not often that two of my pet topics – individualism and childfree-ness – come together in one essay in this form, but there are times when you have to jump at the opportunity when it arises.

California’s Slight of Hand

By now the story about teaching Islam in California’s government schools should be pretty well known. Most conservative organizations and authors lament the fact that no other religion is taught in those schools, as well as the fact that the negative aspects of Islam are often glossed over or ignored. These conservatives are, however, seriously missing the point.

Government, Our God

It’s interesting how history repeats itself if you know where to look. Sometimes, even if you don’t know where to look, serendipity looks you right in the eye and smacks you upside the head.

Whither the Race Debate

Sometimes it’s difficult to understand what’s truly at stake with race relations when it comes to Affirmative Action.