On the United Mine Workers, Manchin and ‘Build Back Better’

I was interested to read in The Hill this morning that the United Mine Workers (UMW) are calling on West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, the lone Democrat opposing Biden's bill, to reconsider. They say a number of provisions in the legislation that will benefit coal miners. So it's odd, you might think, that a Democratic … Continue reading On the United Mine Workers, Manchin and ‘Build Back Better’

On the Weekend Tornados & Climate Change

This morning I posted pictures of the Kentucky tornado damage on Facebook and Twitter with this caption: "Increasing frequency. Increasing severity. It’s not a Hollywood movie anymore." The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management has indicated that "the tornado originated in Arkansas, and traveled more than 220 miles on the ground in Kentucky before ending. If the National … Continue reading On the Weekend Tornados & Climate Change

On Canceling Chris Cuomo

Yesterday I posted this on my Facebook page with this statement: "I’m not necessarily defending Chris Cuomo, whatever he might be guilty of — but that’s just it: we don’t really know anything. But the erasing has begun regardless." This triggered a discussion that showed signs it might get a little heated, which I'm trying … Continue reading On Canceling Chris Cuomo

On Kellogg’s Workers Rejecting Company Contract Offer

Screenshot from NBC's Today Show. Kellogg’s workers have rightfully rejected a paltry offer from management. From Food Business News: “Adjusted operating profit in North America was $334 million in the third quarter, up 4% from $321 million in the same period a year ago. Sales were virtually unchanged year over year, decreasing only slightly to … Continue reading On Kellogg’s Workers Rejecting Company Contract Offer

On Immigration

The lead article in today's New York Times caught my attention, "Contending With the Pandemic, Wealthy Nations Wage Global Battle for Migrants." It stated, In Germany, where officials recently warned that the country needs 400,000 new immigrants a year to fill jobs in fields ranging from academia to air-conditioning, a new Immigration Act offers accelerated … Continue reading On Immigration

On Abigail Shrier and So-Called “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria”

I watched a speech delivered earlier this year at Hillsdale College by Abigail Shrier, author of Irreversible Damage. I haven't read the book but it's been recommended to me by people challenging my pro-transgender views. I must say I found Shrier's talk very disturbing. She openly identifies as "conservative" though I would characterize her as … Continue reading On Abigail Shrier and So-Called “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria”