Sex and the Single Girls

From First Thoughts

” So today’s would-be Lysistratas need to develop ways of stigmatizing young women who too readily say yes to sex, just as unions do to scabs and strikebreakers. What a feminist triumph that would be .”  says James Taranto, discussing hook-up culture and the arguments about . . . . Continue Reading »

Turnout and Principles

From First Thoughts

In a way, this piece,  The GOP Turnout Myth, by Kimberley Strassell in the Wall Street Journal is very good to read.  It makes me happy.  I had heard and had been saying that conservatives stayed home and felt terrible about that.  They didn’t care?  How awful is . . . . Continue Reading »

Good News, Bad News

From First Thoughts

Supporting my contention that individual Americans will grow the economy almost no matter what our federal government does, a WSJ Review and Outlook looks at ” The Hard Fiscal Facts “. “The feds rolled up another $1.1 trillion deficit for the year that ended September 30, which . . . . Continue Reading »

Going Forward

From First Thoughts

Enough with the wailing and gnashing of teeth, already.  Complaining about the neighbors doesn’t improve the neighborhood. Half of eligible voters didn’t vote and the half that did was divided pretty evenly.  Two percentages points seems like so little, although given the size . . . . Continue Reading »

What! Again?

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The morning reading about politics is all about the realization that America, despite complaining about the inefficiency of a divided legislative branch and a president constrained by a House controlled by the other party, voted for just the same again for the next two years.  We like the . . . . Continue Reading »

The Election from my Corner of the USA

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If I am reading the results correctly, in the precinct where I worked as a poll judge yesterday, turnout was high.  We had a ten minute lull of no voters at midday in a day that began when the doors opened at 6:30 and went until the doors were locked at 7:30.  None of us had seen anything . . . . Continue Reading »

Election Day in Ohio

From First Thoughts

Part of my probably excessive sense of civic duty is the compulsion to work as a judge at the polls during heavy elections.  This year, I will be a presiding judge in a local precinct.  The wonderful lady who used to do this job is old and ill.  Only a fool signs up for a grueling . . . . Continue Reading »