Truth in journalism

Caught up in the never-ending search for the sensational, modern journalism often neglects accuracy and integrity.

Mean girls and boys online

Orson Scott Card’s protagonist in Ender’s Game outwitted a school bully by manipulating his e-mail account to send an embarrassing message to the classroom, but what if the class nerd isn’t the

Tax me out to the ballpark

Spring and baseball are a much better combination than spring and taxes. Thanks to politicians we have both. Worse, many politicians seem to think that baseball and taxes are an

In praise of paper

In a Reason article two weeks ago, Jeff Taylor bemoaned how our government was still stuck in the “Paper Age” instead of getting itself into the digital world. Why couldn’t we be more

Can Catholics reclaim clarity?

Those interested in “the Catholic vote” in the approaching presidential election should take a look at this month’s happenings in New Jersey, because they may signal the beginning of a

Return of the king

You Are The Quarry, pop icon Morrissey’s first new album in seven years, is a triumphant return for the singer–even if it is a bit lopsided.

Downloading depravity

I refreshed my web browser on the New York Times website to see a photo from Abu Ghraib change to one of Hugh Jackman tap dancing his way to a Tony award

Bushwackery Hackery

Long gone are the days of P.J. O’Rourke and Tom Wolfe. Rolling Stone magazine, once home to serious and seriously fun journalism, has lost its edge. Its grip on music and

Short of Glorious

Looking for proof of life in that American institution, the short story, can seem like a fool’s errand. Few magazines publish short stories. Few Americans read them – you won’t