Arrogance squared: Obama and Apollo

by Phil Elmore -- "Forgive me, my old friends," Apollo says, speaking the words to the empty sky. "Take me. Take me." He fades from sight on the wind, joining a pantheon more…

Family court: Where's the compassion?

by Phil Elmore -- In June, a New Hampshire man named Thomas Ball sent a suicide letter to his local paper. After an incident in which he slapped his 4-year-old daughter, Ball more…

Occupy Wall Street and Madame Guillotine

by Phil Elmore -- As the Internet and social media help increasingly well organized Marxist protesters bring their "Occupy Wall Street" mobs to cities across America, the sense that history is repeating more…

How many enemies have you made today?

by Phil Elmore -- Somebody doesn't like it. That's how it starts. Somebody doesn't like it – where "it" is an act or an opinion. In what is arguably still a free more…

Legislating kindness? It's insane

by Phil Elmore -- Who is responsible for suicide? When a human being self-harms, who is to blame? Can anyone but the dead shoulder ownership of their passing? Or shall we elect more…

Please report me to #AttackWatch

by Phil Elmore -- More than two years ago in Technocracy, I wrote of the "culture of informing," a "tattletale nation of citizens suspiciously monitoring their fellow citizens' law-abiding behavior." I also more…

Laughable Hoffa apologists

by Phil Elmore -- Only minutes after last week's Technocracy column went live, a small army of leftist trolls and self-proclaimed "independents" began bleating that the article was a lie. In the more…

Hey, Hoffa: You will be held accountable

by Phil Elmore -- The Internet exerts a curious influence over its denizens. People who, if they are not reasonable, might at least harbor a healthy respect for the consequences of their more…

Publishing's future and you

by Phil Elmore -- There is no doubt today that the publishing paradigm is changing. The electronic book is replacing the paper book. The influence of major publishers is waning in favor more…

My face on a smashed watermelon

by Phil Elmore -- Technocracy is a column about technology and personal liberty, about how advances and innovations in technology – or abuse of the application of technology – affects your life more…