Kansas Progress Institute

Ad Astra Per Aspera ~ To the Stars Through Difficulties


  • Shoot Down a North Korean ICBM?

    April 24, 2017

    David Burress

    Another step toward nuclear winter.   Charles Krauthammer thinks the US can and should shoot down a Korean ICBM when it is being tested. I might or might not support that idea if we had a reliable ABM (anti-ballistic missile) capability directed at ICBMs. But we don’t. All we have is a lot of largely untested systems ...

  • GWOT, What?

    April 21, 2017

    David Burress

    The Global War On Terrorism (GWOT) makes (almost) no sense.   Obama fortunately retired the ludicrous rhetoric of Global War On Terror–but not the fact of it.   Terror is a technique, not a nation or a movement or a group. You can’t wipe out a technique.   Assume for the sake of argument (placing the best face on it), let’s ...

  • Surprise: Kansas Regulators Do the Right Thing.

    April 20, 2017

    David Burress

    Yesterday, with stinging words, the Kansas Corporation Commission rejected an effort by one Kansas utility to buy out another one. The KCC said that the offered price was so exorbitantly high that the bonds to pay for it would border on junk bonds. They also said that the claimed synergistic efficiency savings did not exist ...

  • Unlike Money, Equality Trickles Down

    April 18, 2017

    David Burress

    The Magna Carta was imposed on King John and later Kings by rebellious barons intent on protecting their own interests. Yet they did so by establishing general principles of law, and these principles naturally expanded over time to cover additional subjects of the king, citizens. The only important clause of that charter that still remains ...