By Martin Bosworth As someone who’s had more than his share of tussles with the IRS over the years, you’d think I’d be one of those embittered folk who hangs on the […]
Paying Taxes (With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility)
What should â€“ or could â€” I do?
“A man with a gun walks into my classroom.” If you’re a teacher or professor, you’ve probably wondered how you would respond, especially now in the wake of the murders at Virginia […]
L’affaire Imus: a lesson in the function of democracy (or, Why do conservatives hate freedom?)
I’ve heard from some conservative quarters lately that the librul campaign to unhorse Don Imus is anywhere from hypocritical to a full-Monty assault on the right to free speech. In some cases […]
Unlearning helplessness: how donors reinforce poverty and dependency
“Well, something is better than nothing,” said the well-dressed man at the charity launch function. “No it isn’t. You’re making the assumption that the recipients of corporate charity can’t do any better […]
Joe Wilson at the CWA: he called Fred Thompson what?!
Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson (some of you may know him by his married name, Mr. Valerie Plame) addressed the 59th Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado this morning, speaking […]
Ted Kennedy doing his part in the War on Education
Our much-beloved senior senator from the state of Massachusetts is stumping for a massive No Child Left Untested Behind re-up, and we ought to all be concerned. As the footer to the […]