What secret handshake?

“Why is it that membership in the Federalist Society has become the secret handshake of the Bush nominees for the federal court?” asked Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) during judicial confirmation

Off-Color Expose

“Tastelessness breeds tastelessness.” No joke, that’s what Don Nilsen tells me when I call. I want to know what Nilsen, editor of The Encyclopedia of 20th Century Humor and former


In fact Rock the Vote is left wing, whether or not the young voters they claim to represent on a given issue are also left wing. In fact, as it is now demonstrating on Social Security, Rock the Vote is sufficiently liberal that it will campaign against young voters’ wishes to save and invest in personal accounts, if such wishes happen to conflict with reigning liberal doctrine.

Hands off my clock

Congress, as part of its new energy bill, has arbitrarily decided to extend Daylight Saving Time by four weeks — one in the fall and three in the spring. If

Fair search

Fair search

Google Print will let you search the full text of every book ever printed–unless the law gets in the way, that is.

Amazon’s amateur reviewers

Amazon.com opened its “doors” for business ten years ago yesterday. Its first order was for a science textbook. One might be forgiven for not knowing this–the company now sells everything

Valuing the vulnerable

I would like you to meet Rick Johnson. Rick is a 38-year-old man from Madison, Wisconsin. While I was a college student I had the chance to work with Rick

O’Connor’s wake

With Justice Sandra Day O’Connor having announced her retirement, and Chief Justice William Rehnquist rumored to be soon to follow, talk of legacies has been rampant. Some have argued that