The Virginia School

Even academic departments famous for having a “character” are far from intellectually homogenous, but they do suggest certain family resemblances. George Mason University’s economics department is populated by many libertarians,

I Want to Believe?

I Want to Believe?

Reason science reporter Ron Bailey’s recent conversion on global warming has other libertarians all fired up.

What’s Your Story? Jesse Benton

“Legalize the Constitution,” says Jesse Benton, looking at me like I’m supposed to know what he’s talking about. Benton is director of communications for Ron Paul’s presidential campaign, and he’s

Fiction: The Birthday Guest

Everyone agreed it was a great party until Jesus arrived. “Is that who I think it is?” Naomi whispered to Dana, her best friend since college. They were both slightly

I, Telemakhos

I, Telemakhos

You would be lucky to find one good mentor in a whole lifetime. Mentorship, unlike parentage, is not a necessary result of nature’s power over human affairs. It occurs only

Obama hits the skids

Only two weeks into his presidency, Barack Obama has managed to hit every brick wall in sight. In spite of reportedly unprecedented cooperation from the outgoing Bush team, and promises

The Gripes of Wealth

October 1st, 2018 We had taken shelter in the broken wreckage of a ruined McMansion for the night—Me, Okie Pete and Skinny Bill Cox. Us three had taken up with each other