Month: April 13, 2009

Apr 13,2009

Millionaires are bad people

Will Wilkinson reminds me of a particularly egregious bit of stupidity from Matt Yglesias last week: It’s possible, of course, that Vikram Pandit really does find being a bank executive...

Apr 13,2009

Curbing the pirate menace

Over at the Plank, Michelle Cottle asks: But even if you don’t want a pirate sighting to result in the captain’s handing out Kalashnikovs to every able-bodied sailor on board,...

Apr 10,2009

Wanted

Some years ago, after the release of the original The Fast and the Furious, a few members of the idiocracy discovered that the distance between two traffic lights on a...

Apr 09,2009

Art imitating life

I’m pretty willing to give actors and musicians the benefit of the doubt in situations like this one: Put yourself in his shoes: it’s an early morning show, he’s been...

Apr 09,2009

Israel must stop building settlements

That is certainly the conventional wisdom. Elliott Abrams dissents. For him, anti-settlement advocacy is a distraction. Abrams writes that the expansion of the Israeli settler population basically entails population growth...

Apr 09,2009

Of course, this is probably “torture” too

From the Telegraph: During his captivity, US marines forced Saddam, who was executed in 2006, to repeatedly watch the move South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut, which shows him as...