Abolish the Minimum Wage and Bring Back Robber Barons!

You wanna hear a good libertarian joke? Robber barons are humanitarians and abolishing the minimum wage is the humanitarian thing to do. Ok, it’s not funny, but Amity Shlaes argues at the National Review that having a minimum wage is not just economically a bad idea (because it dips into the pockets of the 1%ers), […]

A Thanksgiving Day Tribute to Sarah Hale: Feminist, Bane of Presidents & Turkeys

Today when you utter her name, turkeys all across the Fruited Plain run for cover.  Yet during Sarah Josepha Buell Hale’s lifetime, it was U.S. Presidents who stuck their heads in the sand when they saw one of her frequent epistolary missives sticking out of a White House mailbag. When you raise your first glass […]

Daughter Dearest, We Do Not Celebrate Columbus Day in this Home

There is no easy way to introduce one’s child to the harsh reality of life on our Little Blue Planet.  It sure would be nice if my daughter, who is about to turn six, could spend the rest of her life in an imaginary world of fairies, secret gardens and princess kingdoms.  I would like […]

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