"There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters." Daniel Webster

Friday, March 29, 2013

Allman Brothers: "Blue Sky"

Great live version with Duane Allman still in the group.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ayn Rand and Florida Gulf Coast University

Is the basketball team's success built on the philosophy of Objectivism?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jonathan Chait Makes Sense For Once

Why do women do more of the housework in couples that live together? Because women have have higher standards of cleanliness.

Race and Rape in the Military

Gucci Little Piggy crunches the numbers.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I've Heard of Busting Your Butt at Work

But Sean Waltman is the first person I've heard of who literally did it.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Mad Academy Awards

How Mad magazine introduced a couple of generations to classic films.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Costs of the Iraq War

American taxpayers will be paying for them for decades.

Friday, March 22, 2013

The FBI and the First Amendment

The agency gets to write its own warrants, approve them and bar the person it serves from talking about it, even with his attorney.

Lou Thesz and Karl Gotch vs. Antonio Inoki and Seiji Sakaguchi

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The World War II Flying Fortress

Rare color photos.

Richard Florida Concedes His Error

For over a decade, Richard Florida told the leaders of cities across the nation that they key to their prosperity was making themselves attractive to the "creative class." Jole Kotkin notes that Florida now admits it's not that simple.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Bipartisan War on Science

Ron Bailey finds liberals and conservatives deny some scientific facts.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Napping in Sub-Freezing Temps

Nordic parents regularly leave their infants out in the cold.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Double Counting Hate Groups?

How reliable are the Southern Poverty Law Center's numbers on hate groups?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Harry wanted everyone to get back on the Lord's Time.

RIP Harry Stamps.
He despised phonies, his 1969 Volvo (which he also loved), know-it-all Yankees, Southerners who used the words "veranda" and "porte cochere" to put on airs, eating grape leaves, Law and Order (all franchises), cats, and Martha Stewart. In reverse order. He particularly hated Day Light Saving Time, which he referred to as The Devil's Time. It is not lost on his family that he died the very day that he would have had to spring his clock forward. This can only be viewed as his final protest. Because of his irrational fear that his family would throw him a golf-themed funeral despite his hatred for the sport, his family will hold a private, family only service free of any type of "theme." Visitation will be held at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport on Monday, March 11, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Jeff Davis Campus) for their library. Harry retired as Dean there and was very proud of his friends and the faculty. He taught thousands and thousands of Mississippians during his life. The family would also like to thank the Gulfport Railroad Center dialysis staff who took great care of him and his caretaker Jameka Stribling. Finally, the family asks that in honor of Harry that you write your Congressman and ask for the repeal of Day Light Saving Time. Harry wanted everyone to get back on the Lord's Time.

Monday, March 11, 2013

How the Mainstream Media Got Rand Paul Wrong

Conor Friedersdorf looks at how they completely misunderstood and underestimated him.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Democrat Targets NASCAR

U.S. senator objects to a civil rights group being allowed to sponsor a race.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

SPLC Finds Fewer Militias

But hypes the militia threat anyway. Jesse Walker has more.

Justin Bieber Being Put Into His Car Seat?

That's what this photo looks like to me.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Forget the Sequester

The federal government will still spend more mone than it did last year.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

America's No. 1 Boys' High School Basketball Team

Is a bunch of white Mormons from a suburban public high school.

Saturday, March 2, 2013