Poverty, Drugs, Afghanistan, Iraq, Terror, or How to Make War on Everything Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war. Show More Summary
Gassy assertions by government officials are, of course, a given. Very few groups of people are more wrong, more consistently - yet with more confidence - than the people who lord over us. There are only two possible explanations. They are either really, really ill informed and naive. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Last week FIRE’s Greg Lukianoff posted the video below on InstaPundit with a link to this post introducing it. The video is also posted on YouTube with this introduction: In 2006, the nation was rocked by allegations that three Duke lacrosse players had raped a woman named Crystal Mangum at an off-campus party. Show More Summary
I offer readers a couple of recordings they may wish to listen to and (in the second case) watch The first is a fairly interview on the subject of sex education with Jonathon Van Maren, a Canadian broadcaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Xr2ekw8Cg&feature=youtu.be I...
Rest in Peace, Chris Squire. Also, h/t Jamie, the isolated bass track from Roundabout.
CHRIS SQUIRE, YES BASSIST AND CO-FOUNDER, DEAD AT 67: Chris Squire, the co-founder and longtime bassist of prog rock icons Yes and the only member of the group to feature on every studio album, has passed away just over a month after revealing that he was suffering from a rare form of leukemia. Squire was […]
It's worth noting that the decision to make same-sex marriage a nationwide right in America owes a big debt of gratitude to science. Scientific research proved pretty conclusively that being gay is not a choice but a matter of genetics. Show More Summary
Unlike their cheese-eating surrender monkey hero, Confederate General Robert E. Lee, the leaders of the modern-day Republican party are not ready to cry uncle. Despite suffering heavy losses at the Supreme Court this week (among theShow More Summary
The president delivers his single most accomplished rhetorical performance, and it’s one you should watch rather than read.
I burnt out trying to read (and blog) all 5 of the Obergefell opinions yesterday. I was getting annoyed slogging through the Chief Justice's long cogitation about restraint after getting through Scalia's relatively playful romp through...Show More Summary
Almost the end of the month? Yikes, there went by fast. Almost there to July! International Politics Overall – The Islamic State attacked in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, which led to many deaths. Israel called for Jews in the former to “come home” – A new report found, among United Nations member states, authoritarianism is growing...
POWER LINE’S DRONES GO ROGUE (VIDEO): I think Steve Hayward is just kidding around in this video, but in any case, it reminded me that it’s all fun and games playing with a drone until it decides it’s done talking to the remote control. I discovered that the hard way last month a couple of […]
Could we actually end up with a Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders Democratic presidential ticket in 2016? Last week, MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki suggested that the “Sanders surge” may fade with time as...
Over a remarkably brief period of time, same-sex civil marriage has gone from being a cause advanced by a small handful of activists to one that’s been embraced by 60 percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans under the age of 30. Show More Summary
On Friday, as much of the country rejoiced at the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, and Charleston, South Carolina, continued to mourn its dead, President Obama delivered what may go down as his most impassioned, biting, and...Show More Summary
Watch on YouTube "We are here today to remember a man of God who lived by faith. A man who believed in things not seen. A man who believed there were better days ahead, off in the distance. A man of service who persevered, knowing full...Show More Summary
Marriage Equality is now the law of the land and in every state, so affirmed in a 5-4 decision announced this morning by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. "No longer may this liberty be denied," writes Justice Anthony Kennedy for the majority. Show More Summary
On Friday, five justices affirmed LGBT Americans’ Constitutional right to wed. The other four foreshadowed the major conflicts over religious freedom that are about to begin.
Dick Cheney, when asked about gay marriage, back in the 2000 vice-presidential debate: The fact of the matter is, we live in a free society and freedom means freedom for everybody. We don’t get to choose, and shouldn’t be able to choose,...Show More Summary
It’s Friday folks! International Politics Overall – The U.S. denounced Palestine for charging Israel with war crimes at the International Criminal Court – Despite criticizing Israel’s operations in the Gaza Strip last year, the State Department believes nothing needs to be done on war crimes committed by Israel – A NATO commander accused Russia of more future involvement...