He’s officially completely recovered from his surgery. That’s the good news. The bad news is he’s become an unbridled scaredy-cat when it comes to thunder and lightning. We are somewhat baffled by this in that it’s a new phobia and we can’t figure out why he’s suddenly so scared of thunder (and fireworks). The slightest hint of them and he comes running and panting to find us, shaking horribly. It’s also quite the inconvenience as most of the thunderstorms around here come at night, which means he wakes us up, and keeps us up, until the storm passes. I don’t have the heart to tell him that this behavior would disqualify him as a police dog (particularly military police) which is his real dream job.
What does the word “primarily” mean? If you look it up in a dictionary, the definition is plain enough. Merriam-Webster says it means “for the most part.” Dictionary.com’s definition is even more helpful, providing a string of synonyms: “essentially; mostly; chiefly; principally.” Why does this ... Read More
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has one-upped socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: She proposes to nationalize every major business in the United States of America. If successful, it would constitute the largest seizure of private property in human history. Warren’s proposal is ... Read More
Let’s begin with two assertions that should, at least, be relatively uncontroversial. First, Article II of the United States Constitution grants the president broad authority to defend the nation as commander in chief of its armed forces. Second, that authority is not so broad as to always override individual ... Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Especially future contributors to my GoFundMe page), I am currently in the passenger seat of our family fun mobile, passing mile marker ... Read More
My post on Elizabeth Warren’s cynical/bonkers proposal to effectively nationalize every American firm with revenue of $1 billion or more has met with predictable criticism. I will address two points here. One, some have complained about the use of the word “expropriation,” or more broadly about ... Read More