Category: "Current Events"

An in-depth case against Ward Churchill

I don't normally take up a whole posting with other people's work, but the work done by Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman at KHOW-AM in Denver deserves our attention. Sorry for the small print. more »

More dominos falling

As a brief follow-up to my recent piece on the war, I’d like to point out a couple more very interesting news stories. First, getting a lot of press is Syria’s announcement that they will leave Lebanon. In an interview with Time Magazine, Syrian Pres… more »

The War Has Been Worth It

I’m often asked by friends who know I think about this stuff a lot: “Was the war in Iraq worth it?” Most of them know that I thought at the time of invasion that it was, on balance, the right decision. Most of them know I thought the Bush administration… more »

Medicine and the Nanny State

FDA panel votes to allow continued sale of Cox-2 inhibitors Vioxx Could Rejoing Painkillers on the Market http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050220/ap_on_he_me/arthritis_drugs_16 Our Nanny State goes much to far in "protecting" citize… more »

Ward Churchill: Fire him, but not for his writing

To the Editors: Ward Churchill's comments comparing 9/11 victims with Nazis were truly repulsive and demonstrative of his ignorance. Furthermore, he should be fired...but not because of those comments. Although it was that essay which brought Churchil… more »

New Year's Resolutions and The Wave

The numbers coming from countries around the Indian Ocean are so large that they leave me, and I suspect others, almost unable to react. I resolve to fight mental numbness. Many of you know that my younger brother died in May. That was the saddest,… more »

Washington Post against an entitlement???

Re: The Bigger Problem, Washington Post Editorial, Dec. 27th 2004. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28009-2004Dec26.html To the Editors: It is a pleasure to see the Post come out against an entitlement program. After the Bush admin… more »

The Supreme Court hears case on interstate wine sales...finally

To the Editors: Re: Justices Hear Arguments on Laws Limiting Interstate Wine Sales (12/7/04) http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/07/politics/08SCOTUScnd.html The longstanding prohibition by New York State of direct import of wine from other states is n… more »

The possible beneficial political effects of the weak dollar

There's a very interesting story in the NY Times today discussing the world's largest holder of US Government bonds: the Japanese Treasury. They quote the head portfolio manager at the Finance Ministry as saying that he does not intend to pare his holdi… more »

Dealing with Kofi Annan, cleverly

A shorter version of this letter was published in the Washington Times on Dec 4: http://www.washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20041203-082522-7642r.htm Today, after the Senator chairing the Senate committee investigating the Oil For Food scandal called for K… more »
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