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Presidential Baby Names: Barack Missing, George Sinking

The Social Security Administration keeps track of the 1000 most popular boys’ and 1000 most popular girls’ baby names in the United States each year. For kicks this evening, I looked up the last name of each president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, plus the big three of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. I’ve collected data on [...]

Does Antagonizing Others Keep You Safe?

The Soviets became weaker, and weaker, because they accepted Reagan’s idea, and presumed that the United States would attack unless the Soviet Union appeared to be strong. Saddam Hussein made the same mistake, creating a show of dangerous military power in the thought that such a display would protect him from attack. [...]

End To Star Wars Fantasy

The missile defense program was pleasing for Americans with minds stuck back in the 20th century’s Cold War, allowing them to persist in their hope for Ronald Reagan’s Star Wars defense system fantasy [...]

Ronald Reagan Was Wrong About Government

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: “Republicans want to take away my Social Security again” [...]

American Reconstruction Discussion

Ronald Reagan’s ideology of deregulation and laissez faire reduction of government to the size of a gnat has been discredited, and Reagan now appears once more to be the empty-headed king of jellybeans he at first seemed to be. But, criticism of Reagan aside, what do we do now? Where do we go from here? Give us your ideas. [...]