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What Do American Children Need to Hear from Our Commander/Superman-in-Chief?

On Sept. 14 Obama will once again address American children in the classroom. Commander in Chief will become Chief DemaPedagogue. Last year’s speech created quite the hubub. And rightfully so. As Neal McCluskey pointed out, the speech was not only … Continue reading

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FOUNDSOUND: Bluebottle Kiss – “Homeless Blueless” (Live)

Excellent live performance. For fans of the Afghan Whigs, Primal Scream, general rock and/or roll.

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The 20-something Vote: Up For Grabs?

The N.Y. Times is reporting that fewer young voters see themselves as Democrats. This is a quite surprising development in such a short period of time. Obama seemed to fill the 18-29 year olds with energy and commitment. Alas, it … Continue reading

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60s German Pedagogy: We Can Build Better People by Sexualizing Children

The foundational question in political theory is, “what is the nature of man?” Without a concept of human nature–implicit or explicit–it is impossible to create a theory of how people should be organized politically. Steven Pinker’s The Blank Slate is … Continue reading

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Psychopathy and Finding Your Bliss

Theodore Dalrymple, one of my all-time favorite essayists (I highly suggest Life at the Bottom: The Worldview that Makes the Underclass), has a fascinating op-ed on psychopathy over at the Wall Street Journal. Accurately pointing to Hitchcock’s “Psycho” as the … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck is Prepared to Give us a “Jack Bauer” Lesson in Political Theory

As I begin my first days here at the Cato Institute, I’ve had a few conversations about the philosophers who have most influenced my thinking. Aside from the standard classical liberals who stand out, I also always mention John Rawls. … Continue reading

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“The Plaintiff Clearly Brought this Suit Without Reading the Fucking Bill of Rights”: The Onion Makes a Statement about Free Speech That I’d Like to See Come from the Real Supreme Court.

In the latest Onion send up of the Supreme Court (I’m particularly fond of Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty is ‘Totally Badass’), they’ve managed to strike a resounding kernel of truth. In Supreme Court Upholds Freedom of Speech in Obscenity-Filled Ruling, … Continue reading

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