We’re About to Send a Crazy Man to the Senate, and I’ve Never Been Prouder to be an Alabamian

Roy Moore won the runoff for the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama. He won after being outspent by his primary opponent, Luther Strange, by a margin of 5 to 1. And he’s probably going to win the general election by about 20 points. (I love the post-runoff speculation by people who haven’t been right about anything in about two More …

2017 Literacy Throwdown! – The August Review: The Beginning of the End

Here, I’m forced to be brutally honest with myself. Any hope I had of winning this contest was always a lie. I had a great August; I read six books (six!), most of them really good. And I didn’t make up any ground at all. JASON READ: RACHEL READ: The Connected Child The Sound of Gravel Surely You’re Joking, Mr. More …

2017 Literacy Throwdown Book Review! – The Kingdom of Speech

This book takes the pole position for Best Book I’ve Read This Year. What’s it about? Well, it’s a brief overview of the history of linguistics, and an explanation of how the existence human speech exposes a major gap in Darwin’s theory of evolution, a gap that causes Darwinists no end of consternation. Sounds like gripping page-turner, right? Actually, it More …

The Comic Book Force Field Theory of the Trump Presidency

Comic books take place in a world that’s like our own, but with some key, crucial differences. It’s a world that has science and technology, but it’s different from from the science and technology that we know. For instance, it’s a world where the phrase “radioactive spider” makes perfect sense. Where you can apparently buy a miniaturized nuclear reactor at More …