A Disdain for Objectivity

In a revealing editorial on the March for Science, the Chronicle implies that the future of science is threatened by the policies of the Trump Administration. The editorial proclaims,

While the struggle between Galileo and his Catholic inquisitors is long over, the struggle between prejudice and evidence-based research is still raging….

Since the anti-science […]

The Danger of Deregulation

Many have applauded President Trump’s stated objective to “massively” reduce regulations. Certainly, fewer regulations are better than the mountains of controls and prohibitions that currently stifle American businesses. But reducing regulations is not the panacea some might believe.

Consider the Environmental Protection Agency as an example. Last week, Scott Pruitt, the head of the agency, […]

Trump vs. Houston

Last week, a Chronicle editorial proclaimed that the policies of the Trump Administration will have a devastating impact on Houston. While it is true that the policies cited–a border tax, import tariffs and immigrant roundups–will have harmful effects, the paper conveniently ignores the many equally harmful consequences of policies it advocates.

A proposed border tax […]

What Happened to America

My previous article identified the Enlightenment ideas, centered on reason, as the root of individual rights and therefore of America. But America has largely abandoned the principles on which it was founded. Instead of limited government dedicated to protecting the rights of each citizen, we have an intrusive government that uses coercion to impose their […]

What is it that “Made America Great?”

My previous article identified the fact that Donald Trump does not know what “made America great”. His rejection of individual rights implicit in his antagonism to free trade and open immigration, and his support and exploitation of eminent domain, reveals this.

Individual rights, i.e. the principle of every man’s right to “life, liberty and the […]

The Bully vs. Nordstrom

After the department store Nordstrom announced that it would no longer carry Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, the nation’s leading bully, aka President Trump, tweeted:

My daughter Ivanka has been treated unfairly by Nordstrom. She is a great person–always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!

Whether Ivanka is a great person or not is […]

“Make America Great Again”

Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan was a great success. It resonated with a lot of voters and in my opinion was the main reason he won the election (along with a lot of votes that were simply against Hillary).

But in all the rhetoric associated with that slogan and his campaign, there […]

The Left and Trump Aren’t That Different

Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg has clearly bought into the hysteria surrounding Trump’s election. Reporting on Saturday’s anti-Trump protests in Houston, she writes:

There’s a line somewhere, a place at which Americans would be justified in rejecting the results of a democratic election.

Where is that line? Many Americans believe Trump has already crossed it, not […]

Making America Great Again

Chronicle business writer Chris Tomlinson provides an interesting article about economic efficiency. He notes that it sometimes less expensive to transport oil from the Middle East to refineries on America’s east coast than it is to transport oil from west Texas. He concludes,

Sometimes it will make more sense to sell our light crude to […]