College Football, Dabo Swinney, Virtue and Liberty

College Football, Dabo Swinney, Virtue and Liberty

Monday night 78,600 screaming fans, paying dearly for event and travel tickets, will stack themselves 300 feet into the Arizona sky to witness the athletic exploits of several young studs, who will, for just a second, brush shoulders with immortality. They will be...
Security is Safety?

Security is Safety?

  The volume of time and effort presidential candidates in both parties devote to pitching schemes to keep us safe is alarming. “National security” has been a catchphrase in every debate thus far.  Equally alarming is that most of us eat it up. So many of us get...
Get Smart: Recommendations

Get Smart: Recommendations

“Like all Americans, I like big things: big prairies, big forests and mountains, big wheat fields, railroads—and herds of cattle too—big factories and steamboats and everything else. But we must keep steadily in mind that no people were ever yet benefited by...
Reactive Legislation: Enough Already

Reactive Legislation: Enough Already

Now that the dust has settled in Chattanooga– the memes, hashtags and social media rants have died down, and “NOOGASTRONG” decals are being peeled from bumpers, we can try to address the shooting in Chattanooga with a modicum of perspective. The shooter and his...