Omicron and Punctuated Equilibrium

When Coronavirus first leapt across the world in early 2020, you couldn’t escape the whispers of some nefarious plan. Was this intentional? Is someone trying to hurt us? It’s origin in Wuhan China, also home to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, made suspicions undeniable. …

Imagine that there are two types of genetic “thing” that l̵i̵v̵e̵ exist on the planet:

  • Life (e.g. archaea, bacteria, eukaryotes, cats)
  • Viruses (e.g. coronavirus, HIV)

You could maybe add a third category called plasmids, which are little bits of genetic information that archaea and bacteria pass back and forth between…

A Conservative Phase Change

An overly simplistic description of liberalism and conservatism is that the former is a party of change, while the latter is the party of order. But this isn’t quite right.

“The early labels “party of movement” and “party of order” were catchy but misleading. Both liberals…

COVID-19, The Supreme Court, and the Failure of Federalism

The year is 2020. A global pandemic kills hundreds of thousands, shutting down the global economy and making every mundane choice — whether grandma watches the kids today, where to go grocery shopping — a life or death decision. The United…

Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Seperation


Issued on: June 20, 2018

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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., …

Three years ago, I drove to a small village in Poland. It was a rainy day, and I spent my time alternating nervous glances between Google Maps and unfamiliar street signs while navigating the roads to the hotel. The houses were small, with occasionally large, vibrant green lawns. When I…

Lee Drake

Μη κατατριψης το υπολειπομενον του βιου μερος εν ταις περι ετερων φαντασιαις... ορθον ουν ειναι χρη, ουχι ορθουμενον - Marcus Aurelius

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