Human Exceptionalism

Thanks Secondhand Smoke Visitors for Your High Level of Discourse

I have been going through the comments about the Michael J. Fox ads, euthanasia, animal liberation, and other issues we discuss here. And I must say, I am most pleased with the level of discourse. Unlike some sites in which cuss words and name calling are the order of the day, we converse. I appreciate all of the commentators who post reactions here for making Secondhand Smoke a better place for people to visit. Thanks for your many contributions, and for you many readers out there who might like to share your views but haven’t yet: Come on in, the water’s fine.

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Politics & Policy

Did Flynn Lie?

At the outset, let’s get two things straight: First, there is something deeply disturbing about the Obama administration’s decision to open a counterintelligence investigation on retired lieutenant general Michael Flynn while he was working on the Trump campaign — and, ultimately, about the Justice ... Read More
Law & the Courts

Where Is the Flynn 302?

Better late than never (I hope), my weekend column has posted on the website. It deals with the question whether General Michael Flynn actually lied to the FBI agents — including the now infamous Peter Strzok — when they interviewed him in the White House on his third day on the job as national security ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Who’s in Charge Here?

In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was asked on many occasions whether he would “accept the results” of the election if he were to lose. Democrats and their media allies demanded that he make a solemn vow to “accept the results.” It was never entirely clear what anybody thought ... Read More