Misincentivizing Iran and Israel

From First Thoughts

Read this incisive article.  Does anyone with any sense really believe that our “deal” with Iran will do anything of consequence in slowing its progress toward acquiring nuclear weapons?  Its effectual truth is to make things easier for Iran on the sanctions front and the . . . . Continue Reading »

The Brave New World?

From First Thoughts

So the big question for my TECHNOLOGY class this week is whether the book (and the idea) of THE BRAVE NEW WORLD is likely right about the chief danger facing us in our increasingly biotechnological future. Ben Storey, a student of Leon Kass, told us last week at Berry College that Leon thinks . . . . Continue Reading »

Why I’m Not an Analyst

From First Thoughts

I’m not so good at making predictions. I did predict ObamaCare wouldn’t work over the long term, but I never thought that it wouldn’t experience some initial ambiguous success. On the True-False quiz: I’m encouraged by the large number of astute responses. I think the answer . . . . Continue Reading »

True or False?

From First Thoughts

Is each of the following TRUE or FALSE? If you waffle, explain yourself with an essay. 1. I got this off the FACEBOOK rambles of disgruntled ex-conservative Bruce Bartlett, who spends his day calling attention to the many ways, in his view, Republicans are moralistic morons. (He’s not always . . . . Continue Reading »