I was invited, not long ago, via email, to a Candlelight vigil to stop the invasion of Iraq , or melt the icy heart of Rumsfeld, or short-circuit the electronic ticker of the Veep, I'm not quite sure.
Alfred A. Hambi...
The snow was coming down pretty heavy as I walked towards the National Mall. I've always liked walking during a snowstorm; everything seems so quiet, every noise is muffled, even here in D.C. And this storm was a doozy, hammering much of the East Coast.
A Bastardy Proceeding
Thomas L. Knapp
The anarchist does not differentiate between 'legitimate' and 'illegitimate' states since he, by definition, places all states in the latter category. Nonetheless there may be, among the potential revolutionary mass, those who think that such a distinction is possible, even important. It is to those readers that I here address myself.
My Cat Supports Terrorism
Joseph S. Bommarito
Huffiana Airington (name changed to protect self from frivolous but well-financed litigation) has taken upon herself the moral duty to inform us that SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) owners support terrorism. The chain of logic is:
1. SUVs* are gas-guzzlers.
2. The more gasoline is used, the more oil is needed.
3. The higher the demand for oil, the more is purchased from Middle...
But Who Would Make Law?
Sometimes I don't know whether to call myself a libertarian or an anarchist. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, mostly owing to public perception. Call yourself a libertarian, and you risk being disregarded as a Republican who smokes pot, a redneck or swamp Yankee gun nut (that one I can live with), or worst of all, Bill Maher. Anarchists probably have it worse. Most people think...
Journal of a "Model Officer"
In February 1990, I was a model officer of the U.S. Army. In 1984, I had graduated from West Point as a Distinguished Cadet, 23rd in my class of about 1,000. In 1988, I graduated from New York Medical College as a member of the national medical honor society, AOA. In 1989, I had completed my internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the most prestigious Army Medical facility. I then became...
A Child's History of the World
The book had a sturdy, old-fashioned, hardboard cover, securely bound with textured linen fabric. A faded deep green, its corners were blunted and creased and its edges slightly frayed with wear. Its substantial pages, well thumbed and a bit yellowed, were well printed in a rich, bold type.
What Killed the Four Horsemen?
George F. Smith
Once upon a time, in the first half of the 1800s, we had something called a free economy. It was not fully free, only nearly so. But freedom brings little glory to the politicians, so they decided to get more involved. In return for favors, they gave taxpayer loot to their friends to build railroads. During the latter part of the 19th century, the economy thrived but so did corruption. The...
Federal Register Watch
What freedoms have you lost this week?
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents. This column attempts to summarize the highlights (or lowlights) of the Federal Register during the preceding week.
Instructions for subscribing to the Federal...
NoFly Takes Off!
The headlines are grim: At American Airline's St. Louis hub, departing flights are down from 361 to 226. Fliers have 58 destinations to choose from, compared to 82 in 2000. One hundred and thirty four big jets serve the city, down from 193. As you read these headlines, you undoubtedly remember my thoughtful presentation of a solution to the economic plight of the airlines a couple of years ago:...