Liberalism doesn’t require good people

I’m going to say something that’s going to blow your mind. People are terrible. Specifically, people are racist, closed-minded, irrational, petty, superstitious, and risk-averse. Scott Alexander recently wrote, “You can’t liberalism with people who refuse reason and are motivated by hatred.” Au contraire, mon frère. Those are in fact the only people you can liberalism … [Read more…]

Dolores Hosts a Topless Picnic

On Sunday afternoon, an assortment of San Franciscans doffed their tops for Casual Tits in Dolores Park. Host Leela Hann-Soden got the idea for a day in the park with our tits out while reading San Francisco’s nudity laws, an issue that has its own Wikipedia page. I searched for Social Nudity in Huntsville, Alabama … [Read more…]


I’m back to my old tricks, my babies. That’s right. I’ve got a column, though this time it’s in a local rag, the Bay City Beacon. Here’s my bio: “Cathy Reisenwitz writes about software for a living, sex on the side, and policy for fun. Her column ‘Unintended Consequences’ appears regularly in the Bay City … [Read more…]

I suck at blogging

Hello my babies. SF has caused me to think a lot about who I want to be when I grow up this year. Which has resulted in a lot of writing for local site Broke-Ass Stuart: What Have We Learned 25 Years After LA Rioted Over Rodney King? Exploring the Kink in S-Town 4 Ways The … [Read more…]

Two new pieces and an update

Yesterday FEE published me on Chuck Berry. And today Adam Gurri (of Mercatus and Sweet Talk Conversation fame) and Paul Crider are launching a new joint: Liberal Currents. And it’s got a brand-new essay from yours truly, which I don’t yet have a link for but if you go there you’ll find it. As for life, … [Read more…]