It has a very sweeping application, in New York City:
As I traveled through LaGuardia that morning, I passed TSA signs telling me I had the right to check this unloaded firearm in my luggage, and that I am required by law to declare the firearm to the ticketing agent. This is exactly what [...]
The rhetoric is working, comrades!
The Occupy Wall Street movement no longer occupies Wall Street, but the issue of class conflict has captured a growing share of the national consciousness. A new Pew Research Center survey of 2,048 adults finds that about two-thirds of the public (66%) believes there are “very strong” or “strong” [...]
You know, I believe I’ve seen this play before.
Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be What thou art promis’d. Yet do I fear thy nature, It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way.
– Macbeth Act 1, scene 5, 15–18
We got punched in the nose 10 years, 3 months, and 24 days ago. We got up, dusted ourselves off, buckled on our armor and went righteously to war against those who had conducted or facilitated that beating, throwing in an untrustworthy rogue regime with a history of manufacturing and using weapons of mass [...]
I haven’t completely gotten through my Gibbon, so this brief primer on Late Antiquity was a useful read:
It is perhaps something of a truism to compare our own age with the period of the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. Funnily enough, when researching my thesis, which had a chapter about Saint Augustine, [...]
Remember this? We sure had some fun with that one.
Funny thing, I don’t think we see quite so much conspiracy theorizing going on these days. Is that because the Light Worker has brought sanity into our lives at last? Or is it because, contra the “reality based” crewe, the Light Worker’s political opposition [...]
Some among the liberal left in this country don’t like guns. Don’t want to have them in the house. For the children. Don’t think you should have them either.
Look at all the crime, they argue. As though that were a reason to be unarmed.
Plus, it allows the Europeans to condescend about America’s [...]
The Obama p0litical machine has made an interesting choice in the run-up to the 2012 national election, according to Thomas Edsel in – wait for it – the NY Times:
For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters. But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it [...]
They’ve come out, across the aisle:
When Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson accepted the reality that they could not effectively govern the nation if they sought re-election to the White House, both men took the moral high ground and decided against running for a new term as president. President Obama is facing a similar [...]
Congress traditionally exempts itself from the federal laws it issues governing the rest of us. The high-minded reason is that it prevents members from unwarranted interference from the executive branch, thereby preserving their status as a co-equal branch of government.
A less high-minded reason? You can make a killing with non-public information on the [...]