Reihan Salam argues that Latinos will comprise the real heft of the Democratic Party in the future. Perhaps, but so far they don't vote much, or organize much. Also, it remains to be seen how the intra-Latino color dynamic works itself out. Steve Sailer has often pointed out that mestizos and indios, who comprise the majority of Latinos in recent immigration, don't tend to be in control of countries all through South and Central America, except for Bolivia. The upper classes in almost all cases are mostly the descendants of conquistadors, plus later European immigrants. Famous example, Pope Francis.
Jerry Pournelle first introduced me to the ancient privilege in the Clameur de Haro.
The magnitude of these engines astonish me. Some of them are only an order of magnitude less [59 MW] than a coal fired power plant like the each of the three units at the Navajo Generating Station [750 MW]. That's a lot of power! Just for one ship!
Quite the player. He even is reputed to have slept with Madame Chiang Kai-shek.
Details on the continuing preparations for a smallpox epidemic.
This is Catholic inside baseball. I largely agree with the signatories of this letter, even though I would also be OK with skipping the death penalty in practice. I just think this path will end poorly if followed to its logical conclusion.
Because I think it says things that are true.
I'm glad to see this technology getting approved. I also really like the salty quotes from an expert who seems to think is some kind of Papist plot. I wish it were, but I don't think we can take credit.
Chinese intelligence got the drop on us and killed all of our agents due to a foolish mistake.
That's pretty close to my rank-ordering of the risk/benefit profiles here, so I think the public isn't crazy.
I enjoy Joel Kotkin's work. Here, he looks at what Houston is doing right in city planning, including flood control.
A fascinating look at the effects of repeated blast damage on the brain, analogous to concussions, but different.
Taiwan is still governed by Chiang Kai-shek's party, but they have allowed surprising honestly about their brutality.
A nice look at the geopolitics of Taiwan, plus informative local history.
A look at how America became the biggest jailer in the First World. Should be viewed alongside this graph of the crime rate in England for comparison. Given that England has six times fewer people in it than the United States, the total crime rate is something like 3x the US right now. It seems ugly to put so many people in prison, but is the alternative really better?
You might see other interesting patterns without the Right-Left heuristic, but this is a neat set of data. Unexpected result: lawyers have more people in the middle than any other profession.
This seems like a fixable problem, but a tough one.
A look at the accomplishments of the really, really smart.