I am a new member here. Because of my background, I specialize in challenging bad math. But as an opinionated conservative I also have opinions on most issues, just as most of you do. I like to think that my writing is substantive and original, but doesn’t everybody? So please do try to shoot holes in my arguments when you disagree. As you all know, any comment is better than no comment. I may fight back, but if that ain’t American, what is? I will not try to defend my writing style, which tends to be sarcastic and often convoluted. I hope the editors don’t delete this self-serving piece of fluff. I promise to do better from now on.