The Boomerang Bunch

Earlier this year I wrote about the Boomerang Principle: what you do to your adversaries today, they will do to you tomorrow. It may be novel to bring a gun to a knife fight—but only once. After that, every knife fight’s gonna be a gun fight. This principle obviously isn’t limited to physical combat: it…

Let the Taliban be the Taliban

The western world invaded Afghanistan 20 years ago largely to eliminate the Taliban, a primitive and barbaric political movement that had taken control of most of that country and was believed to be harboring Osama Bin Laden, the man responsible for the September 11 attacks on America. In the vacuum of our recent departure, the…

Legislative Burnout

Berlingske has been running a series on the work culture at our capitol of Christiansborg. Entitled “Is Christiansborg’s work culture sick?”,  the series was apparently launched because “a number of politicians, officials and journalists at Christiansborg have recently reported on a stressful work environment, which has not only led to sick leave among the elected…

Uvidenhed er ingen undskyldning

When an American says “ignorance of the law is no excuse” they usually mean that you’re not exempt from the consequences of breaking a law just because you didn’t know you were breaking it.  For example, telling the judge you just didn’t know those speed limit signs on the highway were anything more than recommendations…

Videnskabsfornægtelse

In the course of another post I mentioned that for all the academic studies on police shootings, not a single one has shown a correlation between race and the likelihood of being shot by a cop. What’s interesting (and by “interesting” I mean “disgusting”) is that rather than allowing the record to be corrected with…