Danish Plan

How will the great American social distancing experiment end?

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How will America’s great social distancing experiment end? Just guessing, but I suspect toward the end of April, millions of Americans will...

The Grim Reaper and the Charmin squeeze

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The Idea Fairy and I were kicking back — banana nut bread is the gift that keeps on giving — when there...

Baghdad by the Rockies loses its charm

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As Enrico Fermi once remarked, “Where is everybody?” According to the latest estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2019 the...

So you want to get rid of the cops? Here are...

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So you want to get rid of the police, huh? So then what? Who are you...

A modest proposal for settling accounts with America’s latter-day Red Guards

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It was one of those war stories that if it wasn’t true, it should have been. I first heard...

Predicting the future: The internet and two old poems

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“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”  —Yogi Berra Back in 1984 or 1985, the late Jerry...

The Cutter incident: A cautionary tale for Operation Warp Speed

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The Trump administration is calling its push for a coronavirus vaccine “Operation Warp Speed.” If you don’t find the name cringe-worthy, you’re...