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Wuhan Lab Leak: It’s Not A “Theory”

Wuhan Lab Leak: It’s Not A “Theory”

Op-Ed by Thomas L. Knapp Was SARS-COV-2 — the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic — created (or at least weaponized by being made transmissible to and between humans) in a Chinese research lab? Was it then leaked, accidentally or intentionally, from that lab into the human population? It’s impossible to overstate the explosive potential […]

Real Law, Fake News: No, Ron DeSantis Isn’t Making People “Register Their Political Views”

Real Law, Fake News: No, Ron DeSantis Isn’t Making People “Register Their Political Views”

Raw Story’s headline is disturbing: “Florida goes full fascist,” quoting a tweet referenced in the story.  “Ron DeSantis sparks furious backlash with ‘authoritarian’ campus political surveys.” “Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation requiring Florida students, faculty and staff to register their political views in surveys in an effort to promote ‘intellectual diversity’ at colleges and universities,” […]

Biden’s Foreign Policy: No Joy in Mudville

Biden’s Foreign Policy: No Joy in Mudville

    by Thomas L. Knapp Well, at least he hasn’t started any NEW wars! For four years, that was the excuse I got from anti-war Donald Trump supporters every time he escalated one of the several wars he inherited from George W. Bush and Barack Obama. I expect to start hearing it from anti-war […]

American in Transition: What’s the Hurry?

American in Transition: What’s the Hurry?

    By Thomas L. Knapp A November 23 headline at ABC News reads: “Joe Biden’s presidential transition allowed to proceed after 16-day standoff.” The 16 days in question, ABC tells us, are the 16 days since Biden “clinched the presidency.” “Clinched the presidency” is ABC News-speak for “the media decided he won.” In point […]

If the University of Alabama Doesn’t Need Hugh Culverhouse, Jr.’s Money, it Doesn’t Need Yours

If the University of Alabama Doesn’t Need Hugh Culverhouse, Jr.’s Money, it Doesn’t Need Yours

  By Thomas L. Knapp Last year, Florida attorney and philanthropist Hugh Culverhouse, Jr. donated $26.5 million to the University of Alabama. The university, grateful for its largest private contribution ever, reciprocated by naming its law school after him. Hugh and UA, sittin’ in a tree … On June 7, the UA’s board of trustees […]

Los Angeles: Homelessness Meets Economics 101

Los Angeles: Homelessness Meets Economics 101

  By Thomas L. Knapp “We can’t arrest our way out of this. We can’t shelter our way out of this. We have to house our way out of this,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said last year while campaigning for a measure to spend $1.2 billion in taxpayer money over ten years on housing […]

Capital Punishment Isn’t Unconstitutional. We Should End it Anyway.

Capital Punishment Isn’t Unconstitutional. We Should End it Anyway.

  By Thomas L. Knapp On April 1, The Supreme Court of the United States ruled against death row inmate Russell Bucklew’s appeal of his execution method. Nixing his claim that a rare medical condition would make the execution unconstitutionally “cruel and unusual” by virtue of being excruciatingly painful the Court (in an opinion written […]

The Mueller Report Changed my Mind on Term Limits

The Mueller Report Changed my Mind on Term Limits

  By Thomas L. Knapp I haven’t read the Mueller report yet. I’m writing this on the day of its release (with redactions) by US Attorney General William Barr.  I’ll read it later, but I didn’t have to read it, or even wait for its release, to reach one conclusion from it: It’s time to […]

Wish List Politics: Green No Deal

Wish List Politics: Green No Deal

  by Thomas L. Knapp The word of the month for the Democratic Party’s would-be 2020 presidential nominees is “aspirational.” “The Green New Deal? I see it as aspirational,” US Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) told Fox News on February 12. She would vote for the resolution introduced by US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and US […]

Aircraft Carriers: Give Truman and Ford a Burial at Sea

Aircraft Carriers: Give Truman and Ford a Burial at Sea

  By Thomas L. Knapp The US Department of Defense wants to retire an old aircraft carrier early while building two new ones (and adding other goodies to their shopping list). Surprise, surprise — politicians from states with the shipyards and naval bases that employ their constituents want to keep the old carrier AND build […]

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