CPAC Recap 2024

CPAC Recap 2024

From February 21st to February 24th, I wandered away from the Great Land (bear in mind that it gets more difficult and uncomfortable every day for me to leave Alaska for any reason at all, except maybe visiting kids and grandkids.) But this was, as I reckoned it, a...

Are libertarians delusional sometimes?

Disclaimer: I consider myself libertarian-ish, rather than The One True Libertarian. I want to get things out of the way by saying this is not an attempt at „Betteridge’s law of headlines” but a serious consideration, a kind of introspection one should have on...
Artificial Intelligence Has a Long Way to Go

Artificial Intelligence Has a Long Way to Go

ChatGPT is probably the most well-known Artificial Intelligence platform. First released in November 2022, in a little over a month it had over 100 million users. The basic model, GPT-3.5, is free to use; a more advanced model, GPT-4, is available by subscription. I...
The United Colonies of America

The United Colonies of America

In pondering the current scene, I’ve started to think of our society as one that has been colonized.  Culturally colonized at a minimum, and in some sense/to some degree politically colonized.    Consider: America today has two cultures (let’s leave aside the...
I Could Have Shaken Trump’s Hand …

I Could Have Shaken Trump’s Hand …

The Iowa caucuses have generally been the first test in the quadrennial race for the White House. This year the Democratic Party is trying to demote Iowa’s first-in-the-nation status, but the Republicans are committed to keeping it first. Iowa Democrats are trying to...