Month: June 25, 2006

Jun 25,2006

Lies and the First Amendment

My father has a favorite joke about politicians. If you see a politician raising his or her eyebrow, then you can be pretty sure that they are telling the truth....

Jun 25,2006

Storm in June

Who would have guessed that a thirty-seven-year-old foreign film would be the summer’s first sleeper hit? Army of Shadows, Jean-Pierre Melville’s 1969 film, faded into obscurity after an initial lukewarm reception...

Jun 25,2006

The pretense of knowledge

We are only beginning to understand on how subtle a communication system the functioning of an advanced industrial society is based — a communications system which we call the market...

Jun 19,2006

Protecting life or regulating sex?

Despite the culture-war rhetoric on both the left and the right, there’s mostly agreement in the abortion debate. The American Enterprise Institute’s Karlyn Bowman has spent decades analyzing public opinion...

Jun 19,2006

Liberalism as religion

Godless is like Slander and Treason before it, a best-selling extended indictment of liberals. In fact, I got the eerie feeling as I was reading that I had heard some of these self-incriminating New York Times quotes...

Jun 11,2006

Get rid of the high places

While Congress scampers to make new ethics rules in response to the Abramoff and Jefferson scandals, we see once again why the conservative answer to this problem is the libertarian...