News

Internet Access is Not a “Civil Right”

Internet Access is Not a “Civil Right”

When bureaucrats talk about increasing our “access” to x, y or z, what they’re...

News

Christian Rout in the Culture War

Christian Rout in the Culture War

A Democratic Congress, discharged by the voters on Nov. 2, has as one of its last...

Idiocracy

Is This Our America Anymore?

Is This Our America Anymore?

Buried in the Oct. 30 Washington Post was a bland headline: “Report Points to...

The Obamasphere

America, the Crab Bucket

America, the Crab Bucket

No matter how soothing the White House overtures to business leaders sounded this...

Race

Pigford at the Trough

Pigford at the Trough

I’m not easily shocked by politicians’ cynicism, dishonesty, and moral...

News

Can Democracy Cope?

Can Democracy Cope?

For those who have read about or vaguely remember the stolid British tribe of...

News

The Secular Fatwa on Julian Assange

The Secular Fatwa on Julian Assange

In February 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa inciting the faithful to...

History

Posthumously Pardoning the Lizard King’s Penis

Posthumously Pardoning the Lizard King’s Penis

Sixties rock deity Jim “The Lizard King” Morrison’s bloated corpse was found...

Kids Today

British Students Need a Good Bollocking

British Students Need a Good Bollocking

“What do we want?” Um…. “When do we want it?” Er…. Well, knock me...

Zeitgeist

The Virtue of Selective Mourning

The Virtue of Selective Mourning

Funny things happen when you write for the public prints. One of them is that...

Cultural Caviar

Julian Assange’s Honey Trap: That’s Rape in Sweden

Julian Assange’s Honey Trap: That’s Rape in Sweden

Julian Assange of Wikileaks infamy was arrested in England today. But it isn’t...

Uncle Sam

The Spy Who Taxed Me

The Spy Who Taxed Me

Everyone is a spy now. The state has always spied on its citizens, but the lens is...

Remembrance

Did FDR Engineer Pearl Harbor?

Did FDR Engineer Pearl Harbor?

As a history buff, I have tried to come to terms with the “surprise” Japanese...

Sex

Have Condoms Penetrated the Catholic Church?

Have Condoms Penetrated the Catholic Church?

The pope said that condom use to prevent the transmission of HIV is “a first...

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