May 22, 2015
Inequality was such an accepted part of the pre-1776 world that in Roman elections upper-class citizens had more votes than anybody else. Few Americans today could tolerate, or even imagine, such a world.
May 8, 2015
For government in America to regain its legitimacy, government officials must change their behavior. The legitimacy problem is not that Americans don't respect authority; it's that those with power don't respect its limits.
May 1, 2015
The sad scenes playing out in Baltimore are made sadder by the fact that more such incidents are likely over the coming years.
Apr 24, 2015
Pessimism is overstated, and a big part of the blame comes from the fact that elite journalists are on the losing side of the digital revolution. For most Americans, the rise of new voices and new sources of information available whenever they want it is a great step forward.
Apr 17, 2015
It is time for the pundits to get a grip and realize that the election for president is not about the candidates lusting for the job. It's not about campaign strategies, speeches, gotcha journalism, and gaffes. It is about the fundamentals and the state of the nation.
Apr 10, 2015
It's more than academic research that convinces me that corporate bootleggers will lose out in the long run. I've experienced the reality of technology triumphs in my own life.
Apr 3, 2015
While prohibition was a unique episode, the unholy alignment of interests that made it happen has sadly become the norm for our federal government. A recent silly example makes the point.
Mar 27, 2015
With all the attributes of a fictional icon, Spock would be vastly superior to any recent president or presidential candidate. Regardless of his policy decisions, Spock's integrity and character alone would be a welcome change from politics as usual.