Chinese Democracy: Our Gitmo Rulebook

Well this is embarrassing: The military trainers who came to Guantánamo Bay in December 2002 based an entire interrogation class on a chart showing the effects of “coercive management techniques”

Two Anti-Stupid Strategies: Foiled?

Ross asks if the iPhone is making us stupid. [Walter] Mossberg delivered this assessment [at the Aspen Ideas Festival] with a strong note of techno-pessimism woven in: A lot of

What's the point?

An odd comment at /Film: I came across this quote from George Lucas in The New York Times: “I mean, why do we have to make another Indiana Jones? There

The Real Jerry Falwell

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Shock the Monkey, Go to Jail

At Slate, Bill Saletan takes a crack at ape rights in Spain. I must admit, I have zero problem with extending legal protections to animal species on the basis of

Hancock as America?

So, Hancock opens up on Wednesday. I’m reviewing it for the Standard’s website, thoughts’ll be up on Wednesday. But I would like to touch on something Kyle Smith posited in