A rare and unanimous SCOTUS decision that takes us one step back from living in an all-intrusive police state:
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police must obtain a warrant before attaching a GPS tracker to a suspect’s vehicle, voting unanimously in one of the first major cases to test constitutional privacy rights in [...]
As something of a companion piece to the post below, Mark Steyn relates that Kipling’s “damn tough bullet to chew” has become pretty much unchewable over the last couple centuries:
Sixty years later, the men on the Titanic – liars and thieves, wealthy and powerful, poor and obscure – found themselves called upon to [...]
Those of us of a certain age have strolled the green long enough to recognize that the country has changed in fundamental ways from the one that we were born into, and that not all of those changes have been beneficent. Things that would have shocked the conscience of nearly all Americans fifty years [...]
The institution of marriage in the US is in sharp decline, according to a UVa sociology professor:
For the first time in memory, unmarried Americans will soon outnumber those who are married, according to the latest research. So is this a watershed moment?
At first glance it would appear that, in common with many [...]
The Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce has recently concluded a study which demonstrates that useful skills are important in the employment marketplace:
Among recent college graduates, those with the highest rates of unemployment had undergraduate degrees in architecture (13.9 percent), the arts (11.1 percent) and the humanities (9.4 percent), according to [...]
After a 40-year estrangement, first over the Vietnam War and then – ostensibly – in protest to DADT, the nation’s Ivy Leagues and its military have finally shaken hands to much fanfare and mutual appreciation.
Which is about where the celebrations stopped:
One year after Congress voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” elite [...]
Theodore Dalrymple wrote what might as well be a companion piece to VDH’s “Vandal” post below, but citing instead the case of last year’s riots in the UK:
It is true that the British police have come to resemble not the force of uniformed citizens of which Sir Robert Peel (the founder of the [...]
WESTPAC sailors of a certain age will nod, knowingly.
The more things change, the more they remain the same in the land of Not Quite Right.
Quite coincidentally, two occasional readers sent me infographics which have very different stories to tell. The first is of the tech savvy millienial generation, which – despite an appalling job market – remains optimistic about their long term prospects.
The second one?
That has to do with the exchange of lead for gold as [...]
Every bit as sleazy as you would have thought.