Mend it, don’t end it.

In the beginning, debate in both houses of Congress was unlimited. Eventually, the growing House created limits on debate, but the smaller Senate still allows unlimited debate on most issues, subject to a vote of cloture, which today requires three fifths of sitting senators.

Over the years, senators have used…

A little counterfeit never hurt anybody

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is getting a lot of attention these days. Proponents of MMT tend to be politically liberal, and many use MMT to explain why their schemes for massive government spending won’t bankrupt the country. Of course, those schemes may be bad ideas on their own merits regardless…

Once again, American liberals (now calling themselves “progressives”) have overplayed their hand. They are so sure of their rectitude that they are willing to excuse — indeed revel in — their fecklessness. I mean, Thomas Jefferson? Really?

The anti-Democrat voting coalition draws its strength from the Progressive Caucus. Joe Manchin…

Why (Almost) Everyone Fears Trans People

For some time now, inquiries into racial differences of the sort for which Herrnstein and Murray’s The Bell Curve is best known — but which it mostly isn’t about — have been verboten. Usually, people find methodological flaws in the work. After all, the search for truth is a good…


Self-description is not privileged.

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