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I Don't Drink The Kool-Aid. For Anybody.

Why I Would Support a Pro-Choice Justice (In a Heartbeat)

By Byron / July 9, 2018 /

Now that I have your attention… I am completely pro-life (in the real, “historic” sense of term, not the muddied, newfangled, “Christian Left” sense of it, which can be used to pretty much nullify what has always been meant when we say it): I believe that human life, created in and bearing the image of…

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Pragmatism is not Conservatism, or “Not So Fast on this Carrier Deal”

By Byron / December 3, 2016 /

President-elect Trump, as we all know by now, cut a deal with Carrier to keep roughly 1000 jobs in the U.S. that had been scheduled to move to Mexico. First things first: no one with a heart can help but be happy for the families directly affected by this deal, those who stood to lose…

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And Now…The State of the Revolution

By Byron / January 28, 2014 /

I assume that at some point in my 53+ years, I have endured at least a copious portion or two of the State of the Union address. I say that I must have, but to say I remember anything of significance emanating from this pretentious waste of time would be wide of the mark. Presidents…

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The Tyranny of the Well-Meaning

By Byron / January 22, 2014 /

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own…

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If I Were a Racist…

By Byron / August 13, 2013 /

And I thus wanted to do whatever I could to harm minorities, the first thing I would do would be to advocate for raising the minimum wage. Yes, you heard me correctly. We have an epidemic of teen unemployment today, but it is far, far worse among black teens than it is white. White teen…

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