December 18, 2017
About William of Ockham

William of Ockham is a husband, a parent, and animal rescuer obsessed with Ancient Rome. He is a gun toting libertarian, and dedicated gentile Zionist who dreams of one day reading the carbonized scrolls in the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum.

He’s been blogging since Sept 2001 at http://www.therazor.org

Social Issues

Opioid Abuse: Plenty of Blame to Go Around

October 27, 2017 William of Ockham 0

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong,” – H.L. Mencken. The current opioid abuse epidemic in the US is a complex problem, and like all complex problems there are a variety of causes. While patients blame doctors, doctors blame health systems and insurance [Read More]

Economics

US Healthcare: It’s Complicated

August 18, 2017 William of Ockham 1

Cross-posted at TheRazor Quora is a multi-national forum where people can ask questions and post answers about almost anything. Most of the users are Americans but there is also a strong Chinese presence, and quite a few people ask questions about American life, culture and politics. While I tend to [Read More]

Faith

Israeli Postcards 2017: Feeling Jewish

May 22, 2017 William of Ockham 1

Last in series. Part 1. Part 2. Coming of age in the 1970s when Israel was often in the news, usually battling for its survival, I developed a strong affinity to the Jewish state even though I knew little as a Catholic about the Jews. In high school the Jesuits [Read More]

Faith

Israeli Postcards 2017: Jewish Stories

May 16, 2017 William of Ockham 3

2nd in a 3-part series. Part 1. Part 3. In the Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem at the craft beer stall the bartender’s accent gives him away. “I’m from Baltimore,” he says, and he’s lived in Israel for 7 years. I ask him what brought him to Jerusalem. “I wanted [Read More]

Faith

Israeli Postcards 2017: Preparations

May 14, 2017 William of Ockham 1

First in a series. Part 2. Part 3. My first awareness of the Jews and Israel probably was typical for Catholics, the stories of the Bible told to us as children at school and church. But my first awareness of the State of Israel and the Jews fighting to keep [Read More]

Politics

Fox News To Become MSNBC Clone

April 20, 2017 William of Ockham 2

By Scott Kirwin, cross-posted at TheRazor For more than 20 years Fox News has provided an outlet for conservative voices in the United States, but that may soon change under the leadership of James Murdoch, founder Rupert’s son. According to Michael Wolff writing in the Hollywood Reporter about the dismissal [Read More]

World

Chinese Carryout in North Korea

April 14, 2017 William of Ockham 0

By Scott Kirwin The change was subtle amid scrambled signals coming from out of the region. South Korean (ROK) intel was completely at odds with the American gleaned from Chinese intercepts. South Korean intelligence observers had seen Chinese uniforms before across the DMZ, but never more than a an advisor or two. [Read More]

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