Jonathan V. Last has written an excellent article on natality in America and why we have few large families now, whereas 50 years ago they were very common. (I can testify, being of a certain age myself, that I as […]
Right after I did my post about bicycling cultures, the LA times came out with an article about urban bicycling and designing clothes for it. Trying to use a bicycle for transportation! Imagine that! Well, in the early ‘70s, when […]
The attached inspired me to set down what I notice about bicycles and bicyclists. On the first day of our San Andreas fault tour which I took with some friends – and there will be some posts on that soon, […]
According to Steven Greenhut, who I admire greatly, even though he is a philosophical Libertarian, one reason the Tea Party has not been so effective in California is that the state, being so large, requires candidates for statewide office to […]
David Stockman understands the difference between what they used to call fiscal conservatism and what they now call fiscal conservatism. Given the modern definition, I’m a “fiscal moderate.” Related: “Four Deformations of the Apocalypse” by David Stockman at NYTimes.com
For years and years we have been fed with the story that orthodox Christianity and other conservative and demanding religions were primarily, though not exclusively, the domain of the less educated, and that the highly educated were inclined toward more […]
Well, for one thing, kids have other ways of getting out of the house nowadays – into Cyberspace and Facebook, most notably. Related: “More Calif. Teens Stay in the Passenger’s Seat” by Tracey Correa at Fresno Bee.
One reason to be a Red Sox fan is that they were the one team to rehab their stadium without using any government money – and this in blue big-government Massachusetts! Mark Yost describes this in the Wall Street Journal […]
Does anyone air-commute from Phoenix to LA or OC? I”ll bet they do! Read: “The New Suburbs, a Plane Ride Away” by Nick Wingfield via WSJ.com.
The article in the Wall Street Journal shows us that some respectable ‘conservatives’ are becoming more open to ‘metropolitan government.’ I would actually not have a problem with this as long as the ‘metro’ government were a kind of super-county, […]