Paying people to strike makes no sense

America has an affordability crisis. Federal and State government shouldn’t worsen it by wading into the murky waters of private labor negotiations by incentivizing labor unrest and prolonging strikes — which will raise the price of everything from food to construction projects. That is what will happen under proposals to require unemployment payments and other


Writing About Small Things

Chekhov says somewhere that a writer—a real writer, that is—ought to be able to write a story about anything, an ashtray for example. Actually, I don’t think that that would be so difficult a task: Ashtrays in the old days would have witnessed quite a lot, if they had been sentient and observant. And then, of course,


545 vs 300 Million

In 1984 Charley Reese of the Orlando Sentinel wrote the following. Still true today. One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings, out of 300 million, who are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. I excluded the members of the