Zero Dark Thirty & The Triumph of Violence in the U.S.

In many ways, Osama bin Laden has won his war, even though he is dead. His stated goal for many years was to engage the U.S. in so many wars in the MidEast that our economy fails (he understands economics and that there is no such thing as war-is-stimulus better than most tenured economists in…

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Legalize Prostitution, Said the Catholics

As Lysander Spooner explained, vices are not crimes. The best way to have a moral populous is not to demand morality by fiat – the morality itself that was chosen to enshrine in law may be wrongheaded; the punishment may not fit the crime; who has the right to tell others how to act(?); etc.…

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In Pursuit of Virtue – 2013 Edition

Back to work! My recent big vacation from most of life but working on the new condo means I have avoided blogging and emails like the plague. Here are some things I have collected as of late… The NYT Ministry of Propaganda is now openly advocating abandoning the Constitution. The writer is a constitutional law…

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In Pursuit of Virtue – End of the World Edition

Is it a sin to go to confession in anticipation of the pagan end of the world on the 21st? Time for some soul-searching on the issues, as usual… Judge Bork died this morning, and may he rest in peace. Bork was a Catholic as of 2003, after leading a very distinguished life as a…

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How Stupid Are Our Public School Teachers?

There have been many times in my 26 years that I have run into things that make me speechless, at least temporarily. Most often, the force of an argument I hadn’t considered is the reason, but on very rare occasion, it will be because I am stunned at how ignorant people can be. This video…

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