Is Profiling Rational?

An interesting analysis at the blog, “Those Who Can See”: Statistical probability is the wellspring of stereotypes.  It is what pushes us to avoid snakes, spiders, and scorpions; it is why Swiss clocks, German cars, and Jewish lawyers are so

Logic in Support of Obamacare

Interesting observations about Obamacare and the purchase of “insurance”: Whats odd about Klein’s claim is that there’s another form of insurance that does provide indemnification against the inevitable: life insurance. Yet nobody suggests that life insurance should be mandatory or

Where is Racism?

The racial double standard is alive and well in the Northeast these days. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has been fined, “excused” from all team activities and will undergo “counseling” for his use of the n-word caught on videotape

Detroit and Obamanomics

Steven Rattner, who administered the bailout of part of the Detroit-based portion of America’s automobile industry, says, “Apart from voting in elections, the 700,000 remaining residents of the Motor City are no more responsible for Detroit’s problems than were the

Making Fun of Obama

Comics used to take seriously their historical role as political jesters, mocking the Kennedys,  impersonating a bumbling Gerald Ford, or an inarticulate George H. W. Bush. Reagan and Clinton also came in for substantial comic abuse during their administrations, and

An Upside-Down World

“President Obama: Republicans Opposing Debt Limit Increase Are Deadbeat” Obama’s approach to what’s right is setting our country back a hundred years…