Obama, Osama and the Making of a Martyr
No matter how inevitable bin Laden's death may have been, we should be careful not to characterize it as a victory. At minimum, his story serves to illuminate our own failure to create an equitable society in which violent ideologies hold no influence. Yet in a more practical sense, we must understand that his death does nothing to erase his ideas and may contrarily serve to strengthen his adherent's resolve.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010(1 comments)
Bin Laden's Dirty Underwear and Civilian-Based Defense
Thanks to programs like New York City's "See Something, Say Something' campaign, all terrorists need to do is leave a harmless bag of underwear lying around in order to cause mass panic, disrupt commerce and distract law enforcement.
Sunday, May 23, 2010(5 comments)
Rand Paul and the Hypocrisy of Mainstream Libertarians
At it's core, Libertarianism is ostensibly concerned with personal liberty and freedom. However, its modern incarnation appears far more concerned with scoring cheap political points while championing corporate interests over the rights of individuals. Dr. Rand Paul's media debacles last week have served to further expose the movement's hypocrisy.
It's good to be King
Commuting Libby's sentence in not only hypocritical cronyism at its worst, but also may cause irreparable harm to our criminal justice system.
Friday, June 22, 2007
The New 1% Doctrine
In a war of diminished expectations in Iraq, a 1% victory may prove newsworthy, but at what cost?
Tuesday, March 27, 2007(2 comments)
There are more than two options for Iran!
The Bush administration's dichotomous framing of national security has indelibly tainted public debate on Iran and is preventing liberals from addressing a potentially legitimate threat.
Fox News Loves Terrorism
If FOX News "leaked" a memo implying terrorists are rejoicing in a Democratic victory, maybe it is because Murdhock is afraid that the Democrats may subvert FOX's raison d'etre.
So Rush lied. Again. So what?
Calling Rush out on his lies may be the duty of any left-leaning fact-checker. But without a proactive means of reaching his audience, we will only further alienate the open-minded among his flock.
Friday, June 16, 2006(1 comments)
Amnesty for Iraqi Insurgents may be Our Best Hope
Progressives should not be too quick to denounce amnesty. Done with wisdom and prudence, as well as equal participation, amnesty may represent our best hope of staunching the damage in this disastrous war.
Friday, June 9, 2006
Hands off whose Internet?
Network Neutrality is not about regulating the internet, it's about regulating the big telecoms who are behaving like petulant children