Obama’s Citizenship and the Chain of Command

Civilian control of the military means, oddly, that civilians control the military. And it means precisely that the military does not get to decide which civilians run the country.

Parking Space Economics

Free parking is a very inefficient use of land resources that wouldn’t exist without government mandates and subsidies. Is it time to end the practice?

Conservative Media Bias

Conservatives have long complained about liberal media bias. But conservative media seems to be much worse.

Daily Kos Suing Former Polling Partner

Markos Moulitsas gets a lesson in caveat emptor from his former pollster.

Military Sodomy Ban Under Review

Having long since gotten rid of rum and the lash, I suppose this day was inevitable.

Meritocracy’s Limits

America may be the land of opportunity but it helps to have a head start in the rat race.

Would Reagan Recognize Today’s Republican Party?

It’s been three decades since Ronald Reagan was elected and both America and the Republican Party have changed.

Declaration of Independence: A Fisking

A conservative blogger’s perspective on the Declaration of Independence.

Blue Nation

Reading the Other Side

Most blog readers, like talk radio listeners, gravitate to those sites where the host’s views mirror their own. This actually encourages over-the-top language, villification of the other side, and shoddy reasoning. Echo chambers tend not to reward nuance.

Is Algebra Worthless?

Lord of the Blogs