No, not the Panama Canal, but a parking place in the snow. The Times looks at the ways people in South Boston reserve the street parking spots they created with their own sweat by clearing away the snow piled there in heaps by plows. Having done this myself, most memorably during the Blizzard of 1978, I side with those who stake a temporary claim to such spots, against the unionized, publicly employed leftist busybodies who think you should clean the street by hand and then happily yield the spot to a passerby. After a few days, your claim expires, but it seems to me that there’s a kind of usufruct, a short-term right to enjoy that stretch of public property which would be completely unusable without the investment of your effort.
The Russians are engaged in “information warfare” against the United States. That was the big soundbite at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference Friday afternoon, announcing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s election-meddling indictment against 13 Russians and three Russian ... Read More
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More