Forms to sign before having sex. Progress or madness?

Summary: A benefit of age is watching the succession of generations, each inverting the values of those before. The young boomers campaigned for free love and the right to say "f**k!" in public., and rioted against the war and racism. Five decades later campuses activists enact legalistic codes regulating speech and sex that Puritans would … Continue reading Forms to sign before having sex. Progress or madness?

Another disturbing article about climate change. Fortunately we have the IPCC!

Summary:  Climate change is among our most important public policy issues, and shows our broken ability to see and understand our world around us.  Today Esquire gives us a powerful but misleading story about our imminent doom, one rich with lessons for us. Expect to see many more of these before November’s United Nations Climate … Continue reading Another disturbing article about climate change. Fortunately we have the IPCC!

We need a criminal justice 2.0 (the 1.0 is broken)

Summary: Here's another post about our broken criminal justice system by someone who .understands its weaknesses --Hon. Alex Kozinski, a judge on the Ninth Circuit. His description has little resemblance to what we see on TV in CSI and NCIS, or to what our peers experience in Europe or Japan.  {1st of 2 posts today.} … Continue reading We need a criminal justice 2.0 (the 1.0 is broken)

A leading scientist warns about the climate: “The time for debate has ended. Action is urgently needed.”

Summary: The science establishment is betting its credibility, going all in on extreme climate in preparation for November’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.  The pretense of professional objectivity has been abandoned. The role of science in our society and the political Left -- allies in this project -- might depend on the weather … Continue reading A leading scientist warns about the climate: “The time for debate has ended. Action is urgently needed.”

Stratfor: ISIS & the rise of Warlord Entrepreneurs

Summary: This analysis by Stratfor discusses the adoption of modern business methods by insurgents, something long discussed here. It's progress that mainstream geopolitical analysts are finding more analytically useful perspectives on jihadists rather than the usual hackneyed labels. It's learning, that if continued might make us a threat to them.  {1st of 2 posts today.} … Continue reading Stratfor: ISIS & the rise of Warlord Entrepreneurs