On Perversion

pervert can be a verb or a noun. when we pervert something, we alter it from its intended course -- we distort or corrupt -- while a pervert is the thing distorted or corrupted. as a noun, pervert has both a strong and weak form. the weak is often self-applied. for example, i often refer... Continue Reading →


The Rationality of Disenfranchised Non-Voting

In college, I took a poli-sci class on the American Presidency. One of the things we learned was that the president's party tends to lose seats at midterm elections and that this effect is often more pronounced with a second-term president. (Note: this is a tendency rather than a rule.) That was TWENTY YEARS AGO I... Continue Reading →

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