Planet Gore

Getting Railroaded

No sooner do I link to a compendium of the Atlas Shrugged characters in an earlier post do I see that a provision having crept into the House energy — nay, “global warming”– bill telling those who move coal, cars, or chemicals, “tough luck”, Congress wants to take away freight rail’s priority on its own lines and give it to commuter rail providers, such as the commuter lines for suburban Washingtonians. Ingeniously keeps cars off the road in not one way, but two.

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‘White Women’ Becomes a Disparaging Term

Using “white men” as a putdown is no longer extreme enough for the Left. Now it is moving on to doing the same for “white women.” How rapidly this transpired. It was less than two years ago that the approximately 98.7 percent of white women working in media who were openly rooting for Hillary Clinton ... Read More
Politics & Policy

The World Keeps Not Ending

We were not supposed to have made it this far. George Orwell saw night descending on us in 1984. Orwell was, on paper, a radical, but in his heart he was an old-fashioned English liberal. He dreamed of socialism but feared socialists. He feared them because he knew them. I was in the sixth grade in 1984, but I ... Read More

A Free People Must Be Virtuous

Dear Reader (Even those of you who didn’t seem to notice or care that I failed to file this “news”letter on Friday), So I’m sitting here at Gate C6 at O’Hare waiting for my flight home. I am weary, pressed for time, in desperate need of a shower, and filled with a great sense of dread for the work ... Read More