This Blog Post is Full of Crap

As Cara and I have noted previously, many municipalities are seeking to limit or completely ban plastic bags in grocery stores.  Good for the environment, right?  Well, maybe. How shall I put this?  Plastic supermarket bags, while terrible in many ways, are particularly good at the removal of a particular form of non-toxic canine waste that often …


“The Devil’s Excrement”

That was the phrase used in 1975 by OPEC co-founder and Venezuelan Oil Minister Juan Perez Alfonso to describe crude oil: Perez predicted that it would bring wealth, but also ruin.  Fortunately for the rest of us, the Organization of American Historians has devoted the most recent issue of the Journal of American History to pursue its …