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Where The Sausage Is Now Made

There’s an old saying: Laws are like sausages. Better not to see them made. But that’s not the case when we see where the sausage is now being made.

Fiction, Fables & Stories

Those angered at the killing of George Floyd are working to end racism. They might benefit from the lessons learned by a new generation of war-game planners.

Zoomed Out

According to Gallup, Americans are experiencing the sharpest drop in perceived well-being on record. Is some of this due to zoom fatigue?


An African-American friend recently told me he felt we don’t have categories to adequately describe what’s happening in the streets. He’s right. Here’s why.

Poor Diet

It’s difficult for most Americans to understand what is happening in the streets at this time. That’s because most of us have a poor diet.

End of Our 500-Year Cycle

Cottage Industry

Some 60 percent of workers report being either as productive or even more productive than they were working from the office. Are we seeing a 200-year-old trend being reversed?

Burying The Lead

G. K. Chesterton said we get angry at satire because it’s true. Here’s a satirical story. Might irritate you, but it tells us we bury the lead in the most important story ever told.

A Little Book

C. S. Lewis said we don’t need “more little books about Christianity, but more little books with their Christianity latent.” Here’s a little book that you can help us refine.

Two Kinds of Exile