Paul F. deLespinasse

May 22, 2018
Good leadership is essential to any properly functioning organization. A non-partisan Speaker could help our congressional zoo get its act together and help it resume acting as a responsible guardian of our people.

May 15, 2018
Not all travelers feel like talking, and headphones are a reasonable way to convey that. In a country which is threatening to come apart at the seams, we ought to encourage everyone to talk with different kinds of people, seeking things they have in common.

May 9, 2018
Heinlein's chart extended from about 1940, when he began writing intensively, until some time after the year 2100. It included possible stories to be written, characters, technical advances, and socio-political developments.

May 2, 2018
The NSA and Facebook cases remind us that we need to keep calm about making grand generalizations about "privacy," focus on invasions which cause serious harm, and not get distracted by red herrings.

Apr 24, 2018
Ayn Rand's philosophy, including her atheism, is unfortunate. "Atlas Shrugged" is hardly great literature. But it contains great insights into the nature of human associations, and on top of that, Rand made money from her books.

Apr 17, 2018
Who gets to decide whether any benefit is produced by a particular organization with which we might be associated? Usually each party decides whether the benefits of the association outweigh the costs. Voluntary associations are created by mutual consent.

Apr 10, 2018
Millions of poor Americans remain uninsured thanks to a badly reasoned Supreme Court decision.

Apr 3, 2018
The question is not whether race and racism continue to be huge problems, but whether gathering statistics about the racial makeup of the population will contribute to solving these problems.

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