Author: Mike Dwyer

Millennials and Grit

Bashing Millennials seems to be the favorite hobby of many cultural observers these days. Is there any truth to the stereotypes?

The New E-Conomy

American workers are at a cross-roads and our political leaders all seem to be leading them in the wrong direction. What the ‘Amazon effect’ means for the future of labor.

A Country Kind of Summer

It’s summer. Pour yourself a drink and enjoy a pop country playlist.

Housing Policy

A HUD proposal last year aims to create more opportunity for recipients of housing aid. Could it work?

The Fight for Federal Lands

Federal lands are back in the news as a new regime in Washington pursues their agenda on public spaces.

President Obama and the Arts

The legacy of President Obama will be debated for decades to come, but it’s not too early to think about his relationship with the Arts.

Breaking the Cycle

We’ll never go forward, when we keep fighting the same battles.

The Left and Blue Collar Voters

What are liberals doing wrong with blue collar voters and a possible strategy for moving forward.

TV shows


Lamenting the eventual loss of commercials in the modern home.

The DNC Email Leaks

Trying not to delight too much in the missteps of political parties.


Jaybird is out of town, so Mike tries to figure out the his formula for the perfect Weekend post.

One More Discussion About Guns

It’s time for reasonable discussion about ‘assault rifles’ and just what that term means.

LGBTQI+ Rights

Is This The Slippery Slope?

A same-sex couple in Louisville says a Catholic cemetery is discriminating against their tombstone request. Is this the slippery slope we were warned about?

How Big Is the Big Tent?

For those that no longer feel at home in the GOP, is there a tent big enough for them on the Left?

Future Horrible Practices

Mike Dwyer considers what things we take for granted today that will horrify our kids someday.