Smoke Detectors! Gah!!

(What follows is a public service announcement designed to aid those who have done battle with their smoke detector in the past and were driven to madness by the incessant,

Matt Labash and the PC scolds

So, in his first column for The Daily Caller, The Great Matt Labash had the temerity to write the following: I have the gift of wisdom. Does that sound arrogant?

Pat Robertson's an idiot…

…and a number of people have said as much! Just looking at my own meager Twitter feed, I’ve seen about a half dozen comments from people saying that Robertson —

On political readings of film

In my various discussions of Avatar, I’ve tried to stay away from the obvious political aspects of the film — it’s a mass of hoary liberal cliches about big business

Obama: Wimp or warrior?

The NY Times has stirred the pot by asking this question on the front page of its latest Week in Review. Bob Stein suggests this is just a tread-worn conservative

Oliver Stone's a fool

Let’s play a game: “Which one of these doesn’t belong?” “Stalin, Hitler, Mao, McCarthy — these people have been vilified pretty thoroughly by history,” Stone told reporters at the Television

Bloodbath in Pakistan

Before today, I never heard of the Pak Institute for Peace Studies, or PIPS. This week, PIPS released a report (PDF) that totaled up the number of violent deaths in