Archive for July, 2003

US Policy Wonking

Tuesday, July 29, 2003 10:20 No Comments

Destroy Indian communities by tossing them into government concentration camps and making them dependent on welfare, then give them special monopolies on running gambling operations, then they can use these handsome, monopoly profits to give their people free computers.

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The Greatest Theatre Festival(s) in North America

Monday, July 28, 2003 6:00 No Comments

It’s (They’re) in Canada. It’s great to live minutes from the Canadian border; we get 35% discounts, cheap liquor (even with paying duty), a drinking age of 19, Hockey Night in Canada, and the great word eh?

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Coulter Going Down?

Monday, July 28, 2003 5:42 No Comments

Will Ann Coulter survive this latest, garbage book of hers? Maybe not. While Anne Applebaum has got it wrong on McCarthy, she’s got it right on Coulter: Yet about halfway through Treason, an extended rant on these subjects, I felt a strong urge to get up, throw the book across the room, and join up [...]

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YeeHaa!

Monday, July 28, 2003 5:25 Comments Off

Kevin Tuma sends me his latest:

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LP Convention is Booming Business

Monday, July 28, 2003 5:05 Comments Off

If you never saw this Onion piece on the Libertarian convention, you must. The convention is expected to be the largest in party history, drawing upwards of 45 Libertarians to the second-floor apartment in the Mulholland Terrace complex. In preparation for the event, 15 extra folding chairs have been ordered by party leaders, as well [...]

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Rush to Judgment

Monday, July 28, 2003 4:51 Comments Off

Jacob Sullum has a great column out on the ephedra “problem.” Someone who was taking an ephedra-based product died (an overweight, poorly-conditioned athlete), with myriad other likely causes, and once again, another excellent product was targeted to be removed from the shelves. Ephedra is a great product used for both fat loss (by promoting thermogenesis) [...]

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Fox-Led Zeitgeist

Monday, July 28, 2003 4:32 Comments Off

The difference between the foreign press and its US counterparts: “Foreigners could go after the central story and openly dispute the Bush-administration message, whereas U.S. journalists were tied to the party line by a complicated emotional, social, political, and corporate etiquette.” Can the cluess American masses handle a writer’s paper? An American version of the [...]

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Latest Reads

Monday, July 28, 2003 4:20 Comments Off

* Roger Scruton’s A Short History of Modern Philosophy* Orestes A. Brownson’s The American Republic (Yes, that Brownson; the pro-Union, anti-secessionist Brownson.)* Jim Goad’s The Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America’s Scapegoats* Russell Kirk’s Redeeming the Time* Harold Bloom’s The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages (Bloom was [...]

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Europe “Lanced” Again

Monday, July 28, 2003 4:18 Comments Off

The world’s greatest event is over. The French are furious and the Euros don’t know what to do anymore. Lance Armstrong has won his fifth Tour de France in a row, making him among the sport’s elite. The question is always this: is he the best cyclist ever? He’s the best Tour rider ever, without [...]

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Belgians Need Secession

Saturday, July 26, 2003 3:44 No Comments

The Flemish and Walloons despise one another and they have nothing in common, yet they are forced together, under the name of Belgium, by the centralizing powers. A Euro-Lincolnian Union of sorts.

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