Tag Archives: stupid politicians

The cowardice in school (and other) shootings

As we discussed last week, the Uvalde school killings are the latest in a long and growing string of school invasions in which school and police responses were – to put it tactfully – suboptimal. And as TPOL has already … Continue reading

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Listening in fear

In yesterday’s commentary, we here at TPOL answered Claire Wolf’s question from years ago, IS IT TIME YET TO START SHOOTING THEM? OUR ANSWER IS YES. Clearly and only in self-defense (including defense of others as appropriate, it is time. … Continue reading

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The dangers of math illiteracy

The other day, I listened and watched as my wife (a management analyst by profession, specializing in solid waste management) taught a woman in her thirties – an intelligent woman – how to calculate interest rates and loan payments. Things … Continue reading

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Not stupid? Or stupid: a baker’s dozen points

A Baker’s Dozen ™ Things we learned (or should have) during the First 18 months of the Pandemic (and how we can see if we are stupid or not stupid). I’ve learned a lot from the Coronavirus epidemic: I think … Continue reading

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Crashing careers – and lessons we can learn from them

All around us, it seems that political careers of major movers and shakers are cratering. Boom! Flatter than a pancake. They are in both old parties – with various political philosophies. But I think we can learn a lot from … Continue reading

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Guest Posting – A view from the Great Plains on our current situation

I am providing, without significant comments, this lengthy column by Margaret Figert. Margaret is a retired weekly newspaper publisher and editor. Her paper was located in the Sicangu (Lakota) Nation on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota on the Nebraska … Continue reading

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Follow-up: Panic rules the streets and the halls of power

As discussed in my last, very brief commentary, while the DNC Bernie panic is a bit more restrained over the weekend, panic about coronavirus is ramping up. You and I do NOT need to panic, even while it seems that … Continue reading

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One-party states

By Nathan Barton The California people’s assembly grew more Democratic this week, as a “Republican” in that body converted to Democrat, as Richard Winger reported in Ballot Access News. As I understand it, he claimed the GOP has left him.  … Continue reading

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Space: the ultimate war zone

By Nathan Barton Some more people are waking up to the potential of space, for commerce and war if not for liberty. As reported by Space.com, Elon Musk announced that SpaceX plans to fly two people around Luna by the … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 18 September 2015, #15-37D: Secession, Elections, and Other False Hopes

By Nathan Barton The Texas Tribune reports that a separatist group is circulating petitions to put a non-binding question on the GOP 2016 primary ballot asking if Texas should secede from the Union.  Now, don’t get me wrong: this is … Continue reading

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