Democracy in America shares this story about Norway’s “plush and unusual punishment” of its most violent criminals—including flat screens, private restrooms, and a recording studio. However, the author chokes back what he suggests is an irrational sense of moral offense… Continue Reading →
I am grateful for the incentive Jason’s rebuttal provides to study conservative thinker Michael Oakeshott. However, I respectfully disagree with Jason’s conclusion that “esteem[ of] the present … on account of its familiarity” suffices to establish conservatism. Thus, I stand… Continue Reading →
The LA region is preparing for the weekend closure of the 405 freeway, one of the area’s main thoroughfares, for the planned demolition of the Mulholland Bridge to add carpool lanes to a 10-mile stretch connecting the west side to… Continue Reading →
Contemporary political cynicism is nothing new under the sun. Here are some of the juicy bits from George Washington Plunkitt’s caustic and hilarious political rhetoric in The Curse of Civil Service Reform in 1903: This civil service law is the… Continue Reading →
Tim Sandefur writes: The pro-slavery argument was very much what we would today call “communitarianism”—the argument was that the society of status was more human and spiritually rewarding than the allegedly cold, commodified, alienating society of industrial capitalism. . .… Continue Reading →
Despite modern liberalism’s sweeping scope, no one seems to know quite what it is. Liberalism appeared somewhere in the sixteenth century—“St. George, in the guise of Rationality,” as Kenneth Minogue puts it—to slay the dragons of despotic kingship and religious… Continue Reading →
…President Obama probably fine. Soundest confirmation from j_hutch that the tweets are by a hacker: You can tell it’s a fake – the real Fox News wouldn’t be remorseful RT @foxnewspolitics: @BarackObama dead, it’s a sad 4th for #america.