Category: Culture

Social Justice – Wall Street Style

How a family-owned newspaper became a mouthpiece for the world’s oligarchs.

Remember when The Wall Street Journal used to stand for something?  It used to stand for laissez-faire, Adam Smith Capitalism.  Free and open markets.  A lightly regulated economy.  A small but efficient Federal government.  Original constitutionalism.  Separation of Church and State.  Balanced budgets.  That was……


An Unusual Feature of the Building

An unusual feature of the building are the ring bolts in the floor.  Most of the rooms have at least one or two of them, including ours.  Made of steel, the rings are about 4 inches in diameter and ½ an inch thick.  They are set deeply into the concrete and would take a good……


An Open Letter to Camille Paglia

Why feminists can’t let go of an old, dead Austrian shrink – The Schlomo Side-Step explained.

It’s been said before, but it bears repeating, Professor.  You have a certain type of brilliance.  The brilliance lies in your ability to synthesize history, art, and literature into an engaging package of prose and counterpoint it against……


Amy-Jill Levine – clever

How someone can make three thousand year old texts seem like they were written yesterday.

Ever wonder where The Bible came from?  Well…people wrote it.  That much is certain.  But which people?  Over what period of time and for what purposes?  From a modern historical perspective, the answer to these questions was fairly uncertain until……


Saturday Night Special

Working the trauma service can be feast or famine.  Gunshot wounds, stabbings, auto accidents; their arrival at the hospital is sporadic and unpredictable.  The ambulances are either coming fast, dropping the latest shattered body off or you are insufferably bored.  Sometimes it depends on the day of the week, the time of day, the season……