We're just 11 months away from the 2018 midterms. That's an eternity in politics, and a lot can change, but as it stands right now, Republicans are on track for a very, very bad night. Compare Trump's current approval ratings with those of Bush in 2006 and Obama in 2010 and 2014, as well as … Continue reading How do Trump’s current numbers compare with past three midterms? It’s bad.
Major Applewhite was the only Longhorn I ever liked when he played for a university in Texas. He played for Austin at a time when the Wrecking Crew was in full force. When A&M played the Longhorns, he would be bashed like a pinata. But no matter how hard he got hit, he would pop … Continue reading Major Applewhite coming to Aggieland?
The idea Republicans love Trump like they've never loved anyone before isn't just North Korean-level personality cult propaganda, it has absolutely no basis in fact or data. First, his numbers among Republicans right now are statistically identical to George W. Bush's the last time the GOP were going into a mid-term election. Republicans would lose … Continue reading Republicans love Trump? Fake News!
70 years ago tonight, November 11, 1947: The greatest wrestler of all time, Gorgeous George, has his first nationally televised match. It would completely revolutionize American culture. In the 1940s, professional wrestling wasn't much different than amateur wrestling. Two clean-cut men would come to the ring in wrestling gear, exchanging holds and pins until reaching … Continue reading American culture as you know it was born 70 years ago tonight, in a pink robe
Cal Newport is the author of two of the most influential non-fiction books of the past decade, So Good They Can’t Ignore You and Deep Work. Recently, he recommended the delightful 1910 book How to Live on 24 Hours a Day by the Englishman Arnold Bennett. While Newport’s work focuses on how to improve our … Continue reading You Are Here 5 Strategies for Using Time More Effectively
When I was about 10 years old, a friend and I attended a summer program for kids. One of the activities involved making a small wooden footstool. We were both quite thrilled with the project, but my friend grew less thrilled when she discovered that one of the adults saw it as his duty to … Continue reading You Are Here Why Children Should Learn to Use Power Tools
By EMILY EKINS The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey, a new national poll of 2,300 U.S. adults, finds that 71% Americans believe that political correctness has silenced important discussions our society needs to have. The consequences are personal—58% of Americans believe the political climate prevents them from sharing their own political beliefs. Democrats are unique, … Continue reading Poll: 71% Say Political Correctness Is Silencing Discussion, 58% Are Afraid To Share Views