The Very Real Existential Threat

Commentary by Jim Watkins You have probably heard about to Communist threat? Secretary of State this week commented on the threat, reminding us that it is the greatest threat facing America. But does the average citizen really know what that means? Do we think it means China wants to land on our shores and take … Continue reading The Very Real Existential Threat

The Progressive Power of Magical Thinking

WE’VE GONE MAGICAL. I LIKE TO LOOK AT SYMPTOMS. I BELIEVE SYMPTOMS ARE FAR MORE REVEALING TO REALITY THAN EFFECTS.  WHEN YOU FIND THE CAUSE OF A DISEASE YOU LOOK AT THE SYMPTOM AND THEN INTERPRET CAUSES TO THOSE SYMPTOMS. SO WHEN I SEE GROWN ADULTS DECLARING THEY ARE ENGAGED IN MAGICAL THINKING, I SEE … Continue reading The Progressive Power of Magical Thinking

More Lies About Climate Change

This week the news reported that the last decade was, “the warmest decade ever recorded.” To the uncritical mind it sounds like we’re doomed. But if we unpack the statement we discover that the term "Warmest decade” isn’t so bad, and certainly doesn’t mean we’re going to boil anytime soon. Record keeping started in 1880, which means … Continue reading More Lies About Climate Change

Hollywood Was Finally Exposed – And We Have Ricky Gervais To Thank

Here is the full text of the opening speech from the Golden Globe Awards. It was a doozy, and I loved it so much I felt we needed to save it. Here it is: Here’s the full transcript of the opening monologue: “Hello and welcome to the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, live from the … Continue reading Hollywood Was Finally Exposed – And We Have Ricky Gervais To Thank