Guantanamo, Iran, and torture

There’s been an enormous amount of discussion, arguments, and chatter about ‘torture’.  What it is, what is isn’t, and who is doing it. Guantanamo, the U.S. military detention camp, has been loudly criticized for ‘water-boarding’ (simulated drowning) of 3 terrorists.  No doubt this technique is psychnologically terrible, but whether any permanent damage is inflicted is … Read more

President Obama – off to a bad start. Change you can’t believe in?

Well he’s off to a really bad start.  Here’s just a few ‘highlights’: He’s fighting to restructure healthcare in the country while the economy collapses. He’s had a string of tax cheating nominees and appointments to his cabinet. He’s reneged on his commitment to get out of Iraq, taking longer to end ‘combat’ than he … Read more

Thank you, President George W. Bush

I watched all of your final press conference, your interview with Brit Hume, your interview with Sean Hannity, and while I didn’t agree with everything you did while President, particularly letting government spending spiral out of control and not vetoing any spending during your first term, overall I’m still glad you were our President during … Read more

Bjorn Lomborg’s important new book “Cool It”

[amazonify]030738652X:right:product[/amazonify]I recently saw Bjorn Lomborg interviewed about ‘global warming’ and his views on what we should do seemed about the most practical and effective imaginable.  Instead of the shrill, slick, non-scientific, and dishonest ‘marketing’ by people like Al Gore, Lomborg looks at the effectiveness of solutions proposed by others.  For example, he says if all … Read more