Such is the parlous state of the Trump Administration’s attitude toward constitutional liberties that the knee-jerk reaction is instant alarm […]
It occurs to me that, many times over the four-plus years I have been writing this “Skeptic’s Collection” column, I […]
In case you think the story of Chicken Little’s cry “The sky is falling!” is something from a fable, you should know that a cognate form of this fable has been acted out in real life every time conservatives and progressives have clashed over any matter involving any significant alteration of the social and economic conditions of American society. That is to be expected: conservatives … well … conservatives conserve. So conservatives said the sky would fall if slavery ended, because formerly enslaved black men would take up arms, kill their former masters, and rape white women; or that if women could vote, they would abandon their husbands and children in favor of lives of prostitution … and they might even smoke, etc., etc.