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Tim Patrick spent twelve months plowing through fifty of the world’s most important and complicated books. He also writes books. For fun.

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Book Review: Freedomnomics

A review of the book Freedomnomics, by John R. Lott, Jr.

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Let a Thousand Senators Bloom

When people say that the US Constitution is a "living, breathing document," what the really mean is that the amendments to the Constitution are...

Against All Evidence

We all lie to ourselves. That's the reality.

Democrats for Trump

If Donald Trump wins the 2016 presidential election, thank a Democrat.
Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2015

New Visual Basic 2015 Book Now Available!

Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2015, a new update to the popular 2005 original tutorial book, is now available.

There Is No Life on Mars

I once made a kid fear yogurt. I swear it was an accident. It was about fifteen years ago, and I was explaining to...

Software Review: Instant C# and Instant VB

Visual Basic and C# represent two sides of the Microsoft Visual Studio coin. Though they began with very different purposes—Visual Basic as a simpler...
The Martian

Review: The Martian

Despite being placed in a fictional near future where mankind has already done the legwork to put a team of scientists on Mars, The Martian is about as close as you can get to a true, modern account of a smart man marooned on a stupid planet.

Why Instant Societal Change Sucks

The recent Supreme Court decision was a troubling one, not because of what it says about marriage or homosexual rights, but because of what it says about the childish, demanding ways of twenty-first century Americans.