Kansas Progress Institute

Ad Astra Per Aspera ~ To the Stars Through Difficulties


  • Military Politics

    September 19, 2017

    David Burress

    The US military includes a lot of very smart people. It has to. It has more money and more people (directly or on contract) and more Ph.D.s and more institutions of higher education and more research facilities than almost the rest of federal government put together. A lot of those people understand very well what ...

  • On Trump’s Recent Pardon

    August 26, 2017

    David Burress

    There are two main recourses to unjust Presidential pardons:   1. Impeachment of the President for failing to faithfully uphold the law. 2. Civil suits against the pardonee. Sheriff Arpaio can and should be sued by his victims. The facts of his crimes have already been been adjudicated, so the only real defenses will be Arpaio’s efforts to deprecate ...

  • Violence in the Name of the Left is Wrong

    August 25, 2017

    David Burress

    Committing violence in the name of the left is wrong.   It isn’t wrong in some absolute moral sense for all time, but it is wrong in a moral and political sense under existing conditions, and indeed under most conditions.   Antifa makes a case for contemporary political violence. Here is the part I agree with: 1. Demonstrators have a ...

  • Why We Should Phase Out Nukes

    July 10, 2017

    David Burress

    Nuclear power has always been too dangerous to mess with, but the risk just took an upward quantum leap. The cyberattack on Kansas’s Wolf Creek reactor and other reactors has failed (so far), but that is not especially reassuring.   FACT 1: using existing computer science, no computer in industrial use anywhere can be made acceptably safe from ...