LR Podcast S2, E31: Omicron: Here we go again.

If the short, yet well-chronicled history of the COVID pandemic teaches us anything, is that news of the Omicron variant will be exploited as a reason to administer (read sell) more vaccine doses. It will be used as justification for all sorts of limits to our freedoms, even as the Western world grows sick, not from COVID, but of things like vaccine mandates and COVID apartheid.

LR Podcast S2, E28: The Electorate Says NO

This past Tuesday, Americans across the nation said “no” to the divisive progressive Democrat agenda.  Most notably, Governor-elect  Glenn Youngkin, who ran a race focused on education and the economy defeated one-time governor, Terry McAuliffe.  The election turned on one issue primarily, the question of who should decide what Virginia kids get taught in school, … Continue reading LR Podcast S2, E28: The Electorate Says NO

LR Podcast S2, E27: What scares me in 2021

The alarming rise in authoritarianism in Western democracies is just that, alarming. It can come from a benevolent place, a patronizing attitude toward common people.  It can come from a sinister place, a sadistic need to control others and delight in their misery. It is condescension made into governmental policy.

LR Podcast S2, E24: Garland’s Chilling Overreach

Recently, the head of the DOJ, Merrick Garland, has ordered the FBI to monitor alleged incidents of violence and intimidation. This is a move that is seen by many as an aggressive overreach on the part of the federal government into what should be local matters. This move is likely only to exacerbate the existing tensions between the left and the right. The left has over decades, and increasingly, been using higher education and the public school system as indoctrination centers.

Garland’s Chilling Overreach

If a school-board meeting gets out of hand, that is a matter for the local authorities. The Biden DOJ wants to literally make a federal case out of such incidents. This, as critics point out, would have a chilling effect on free speech.