The strategic libertarian

Former colleague Brink Lindsey stirred up something of a tempest among libertarians last week with his article in The New Republic suggesting that libertarians might be better off leaving the

Cultural learnings from Borat

There are so many targets for ridicule in “Borat: Cultural Learnings of American for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” but what is most interesting about the movie is not

The Pope’s call to reason

I’m getting a feeling of déjà vu over the recent protests in the Muslim community over remarks made by Pope Benedict XVI last Tuesday in Germany. Once again, like with the Danish cartoons a

Cooler heads on global warming

There’s a storm brewing over global warming–or, more accurately, storms aren’t brewing, and that’s causing a storm in itself. People preaching the dangers of global warming predicted that warmer air

The law of war

Take a look at the main page for National Review Onlinea to get an idea of the current conservative mindset: the sections are labeled “At War: Mideast,” “At War: Iraq,” “At War:

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.

One tune fits all

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is quickly becoming the Rockefeller of the music industry. Online music sales are exploding–almost tripling since last year–while overall album sales have declined 3.9 percent in

Lights, camera, Supreme Court

In a show of bravado in The Washington Post, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) admonished the Supreme Court for daring to invalidate laws passed by Congress, and in retribution proposed the

A tale of two protests

Protests. What are they good for? Every protester thinks that they are marching in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, righteously amassing popular opinion to change the world. But in