• Letter From England

    ‘Black Lives Matter’ has now revealed itself, easily recognizable as a protection racket.  In return for acknowledging the sins of the long-dead past, the slaves’ descendants will accept ungraciously COMPENSATION from many banks, institutions (etc) that benefited from the slave trade.  The Elephant and Castle will be re-named because it was the logo of the… Read More

  • Pensée

    When conservatives, Republicans, and President Trump advocate smaller government, Democrats and leftists accuse them of wanting to destroy ordered civilization. When violent anarchists burn buildings, loot stores, occupy neighborhoods, and demand the abolition of the police, the same people call them warriors for peace and justice, wishing to promote a “Summer of Love.”  (Jenny Durkan,… Read More

  • Wyoming Peak

      Twelve hours before the Thomans’ lease expired at midnight, June 30 Mary Thoman and I, accompanied by her niece Karen Thoman from Riverton, loaded three saddle horses into a stock trailer and drove south along the meandering Green River to look for 43 yearlings that needed to be gathered and pushed up to the… Read More

  • Storm Clouds Over Britain

      ‘This open and apparent shame’ is the charge Hal brings upon Falstaff.  Falstaff has often been likened to Boris Johnson—both in girth and lifestyle—who is now in dock for a grave offence.  He has allowed the Muslim Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to board up the Whitehall statue of Winston Churchill, together with the… Read More

  • Make Your Choice and Take Your Chances

      Are you a Bender or a Stander? Haven’t decided? Better start thinking about it while you still have time. Sooner or later, the question will be put to you by the Benders. They never come alone. They operate as a mob, quivering with rage and primed for violence. Their demand is nebulous and open-ended:… Read More

  • Keep Your Cabins!

    Shakespeare as always cues us in to today.  The Tempest opens on shipboard; the storm-tossed vessel is in deep trouble.  A distinguished passenger asks the question that matters: “Who’s in charge?”   “Antonio: ‘Where is the Master, Bosun?’” Quite.  The Master is nowhere to be seen, having left matters in the hands of his capable… Read More

  • Pensée

    When all police are defunded, only the rich will have police. (As with gated communities in the United States, university campuses,  and all Third World countries.)  

  • George Floyd: Investigative Reporter Wanted

    Given the political context, it is not surprising that the footage of Officer Devin Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department with his knee of the neck of George Floyd should have caused the United States, and in fact the entire world, to leap to the conclusion that the brutal treatment he gave the man at… Read More

  • Speaking Truth to Everyone

      With its demand that President Trump “bring us together” the progressive left reaches heights of moral fatuity unusual even for it. The only “leader” in modern history who ever came close to achieving popular unanimity in his country during peacetime was Adolf Hitler, though Churchill managed it for Great Britain during the Second World… Read More

  • Extremism in the Face of Covid-19 Is Not Reasonable

      Despite the passage of many months of investigation and observation, the most remarkable thing about the Covid-19 virus is how little anyone truly knows about it. Unless of course, you consider how much certain segments of the population think they do know about it. There is nothing historically unique about recognized “experts” finding themselves… Read More