Thursday, July 19, 2018

Taking over from parents

The UK government is now considering legal limits on the number of hours children can spend on social media. There is already a minimum...

The More You Tighten Your Grip…

I think it was Tom Sowell who said that most governments misdiagnose the problem and then apply the wrong solution, and that the problems...

THE METROPOLITANS — Episode Eight

A saga of everyday life in the Big L and a wry look at contemporary culture By Tony Carden Episode Eight ‘Uh huh.’ ‘Time to get up, sleepyhead.’ ‘Can’t...

Italy’s Populism – Or Just Democracy, What The People Want?

We're in favour of Beppe Grillo around here. No, we don't know all the details of varied policies and no doubt some of them...

The Sean Hannity Real Estate Scandal

JC on a tricycle, this is a bit of a stretch isn't it? We're getting to the point that a journalist having their mortgage...

Public Electoral Funding Would Revolutionise Politics

From our ever popular series of "Questions in Salon we can answer" comes this one about public electoral funding: Could public funding of elections revolutionize...

Robert Reich Is Really Very Funny At Times

Only a small little observation here: My friends, this is a dark hour. Intolerance, cruelty, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and environmental destruction have been let loose...

Social Media Panic – Quick, Do Something, Anything!

Rather too much of politics works upon the following lines. Something must be done, this is something, therefore we must do this. Good and...

Andrew McCabe Fired – Good News In The War Against The...

It might sound a little vindictive to celebrate the firing of a career civil servant merely days before his pension rights kick in but...

THE METROPOLITANS — Episode 9

A saga of everyday life in the Big L and a wry look at contemporary culture By Tony Carden Episode Nine   ‘Well, frankly, it could’ve been better.’ ‘Now,...