"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

Monday, April 29, 2013


Slate looks at why so many of them get crushes on mass murderers.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

What Price Privacy?

Stewart Baker looks at how privacy laws help hid government ineptitude and malfeasance.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Crony Capitalism in Sports

Though they rake in millions of dollars, America's big sports leagues are considered nonprofits for tax purposes. But that could change if Tom Coburn has his way.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

How to Train a Dog of War

"60 Minutes" did a piece on this guy tonight that was pretty interesting.

Hermann Goering Saved My Life

Interesting tale of how the Nazi leader came to the rescue of downed allied airmen.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gun Control, Cowardice and Bullying

Jacob Sullum asks what's wrong with standing up for the Second Amendment.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Why Media Coverage of Guns Is So Biased

One reporter inadvertently explains. Notice the passive voice. No one fired the gun. It just somehow fired.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Secrets of Princeton (and the Rest of the Ivy League)

Ross Douthat shows once again why he's the best columnist at the New York Times.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Roger Ebert's Best Column

It could be this one on his memories of food when he could not longer eat solid food.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Whatever Happened to Freedom?

Several years ago, I learned that Tennessee now bars staging bear-wrestling contests. Now, I find the Volunteer State doesn't allow people to possess poisonous snakes. Things have changed there.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

RIP Carmine Infantino

One of the men who helped kick of the Silver Age of comics has died.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Tennessee's Plans to Fight

Andrew Exum gives the Georgia state Senate's plan to redraw the border with the Volunteer State all the respect it deserves.