Don’t mention your relationship–it’s “real-life feminist theory.”

This example of “feminist theory at work” comes from a blog post by Alecia Eberhardt called Stop Saying “I Have A Boyfriend”. Like similar not-even-half-assed feminist analyses of minor cultural phenomena, my first mental reaction was, “Well… I suppose that’s… wait a minute, what the hell?” The argument goes like this: Eberhardt enjoys “going out” (yes, in quotes) to bars and clubs, and […] Read more

Team “Do Something” Is Winning

Foreign policy statists react to foreign crises the same way progressives react to mass shootings: demanding policy proposals that will do nothing to fix the problem, but will make them feel like they’re morally superior to the “Do-Nothing” crowd. Fortunately for team “Do-Something,” they have home court advantage (saturating the greater Washington D.C. area as […] Read more

Olympic-Style Waste: Why America Should Stop Bidding for the Olympics

People should fear the economic effects of hosting the Olympics with all the same fright that they fear the economic effects of incoming hurricanes and tornadoes. It’s the smash-a-thousand-windows economic development plan. Government “waste” is too tame a title for the Sochi Olympics. Sochi is an edifice to public corruption and dissipation. One must hope […] Read more