Teddy Roosevelt, Not-So-Great Reformer
March 14, 2014
The liberal consensus is that Teddy Roosevelt was a great progressive. But his popularity makes it hard to see an alternative: progressivism with power not in the hands of corporate managers, or oligarchs.
Good thing America's very rich have yachts to escape on.
The New Puritans
July 15, 2013
When I read last month that voters in Portland, Oregon, had defeated a bill that would have fluoridated their drinking water, I was reminded of my first experience with an anti-fluoridation wacko.