We’ve all heard Ronald Reagan describe the U.S. as a “shining city on a hill,” a nation like none other, with a special mission to bring liberty everywhere, etc. That phrase, minus the “shining,” comes from the Bible, of course, as mediated through John Winthrop… Read More
Archives for November 2012
A reader writes: “My non-religious Libertarian friends completely disagree with my view that we are endowed with unalienable rights by our Creator. That being said, do you agree with that? (Right to be free, right to live) and if so, how can I defend my position to someone who feels rights can… Read More
This one in Israel. Time reports: As promised, the landscape of Israel is dotted with battery-switching stations, 27 blue-and-white buildings bearing the logo of Better Place, the most ambitious electric car enterprise in the world. The batteries are right there too, rows of lithium-ion blocks that can… Read More
All through the 2012 campaign, we had to listen to naive progressives who thought Ron Paul was the obvious choice for big business, since after all he favored competitive markets, lower taxes, etc. Somehow they missed that Dr. Paul opposed all bailouts, opposed all corporate… Read More
“I grew up under Eisenhower,” says Stone , “and it’s gotten scarier because of the Bush and Reagan people and now I find Obama scary in a way that I had not done in 2008.”
The making of the new Marillion album .
A reader writes: Have you seen the Wikipedia article on the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions? There are a lot of comments there from court historians about how awful they were, with no corresponding balance from others. I know you are busy but maybe you can… Read More