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A collection of editorials written by Website Editor Jim Powers

TANSTAAFL

by Jim This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A lot of my spare time as a young person growing up in the 1950s and 1960s was occupied with reading science fiction books. It was an amazing time when it was possible to imagine that the future could be like the SF books suggested, filled with yet unimagined wonders resulting in unlimited social equality a...

Are you drunk?

by Jim Powers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you spend much time on the internet on message boards or in comment sections on media websites, or follow Twitter, you will see a common response questioning the seriousness of a poster's opinion, "Are you drunk?" The obvious accusation is that no one would say such a dumb thing if they were sober. It's...

Truth is the Object

by Jim This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Nebraska Rep. State Sen. Bruce Bostelman, in a debate during a school funding bill, moved well past the current boogeyman of the right, CRT (which isn't taught in public schools) to the core of the problem with education, furries. Furries, if you haven't heard, are groups who dress up as animals and interac...

Barefoot and Pregnant

 by Jim Powers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. There is a sexist expression popular in the 1950s that says that "A women's place is barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen." Are you offended by that? Good. Because it seems that everything old is becoming new again. "Constitutionally unsound rulings like Griswold v. Connecticut, Kelo v. City of New L...