Duke Rape Case

This editorial in the Washington Post sums up the Duke Rape Case issue nicely. The author starts out by admitting that she was biased against the players when news of the case broke. Her reasoning here is what you would expect. They were rowdy athletes, intoxicated, upset that $800 had only bought them a couple…

DST

So, today marks the end of Indiana’s (successful?) experiment with Daylight Savings Time. For the first time this year, this state changed clocks with everyone else in the summer, and now we are managing the transition back to “normal” time. There’s a website about it here. Naturally, certain places like Gary and Evansville have managed…

Good Episode, Poor Writing

Yesterday’s episode of Battlestar Galactica was a breath of fresh air. I still maintain that we’re not yet out of the woods. The show still suffers from logistical problems, mostly due to character inconsistencies as a result of having abandoned a lot of continuity in the second half of the second season. However, the overall…

Price Inflation: Real and Rhetorical

On the Mises Blog there is an article claiming that cars would cost $600 and hamburgers only $0.12 if only the government would hold the money supply fixed – or, more precisely, if only the government had held the money supply fixed from 1959 to the present. I don’t want to dispute the wisdom of…

Our Ignorant Cousins

Today on Reason Hit and Run there is a post about homosexuality in the wild. Apparently, there is evidence for it after all, at least according to the BBC report that inspired it. But the Hit and Run post isn’t so concerned with natural homosexuality as it is with knockin’ on a certain commentator’s opinions…

Death Watch Day 15

We’re now into day 15 of the death watch on SourceFilter. Noah has managed 3 posts in the last two days (though nothing over the last week), so it’s looking like the death watch was unwarranted. It will continue for the next two weeks as a formality, of course, but SourceFilter is definitely recovering.

How Many of Me?

Noah has some interesting news. He has just found out that he does not exist. More precisely, it’s statistically unlikely that anyone in the US has the name “Noah Silbert.” So it would be fairer to say that he’s just a statistical freak (or a statistics freak), which could have been arrived at by other…

Echo! Echo!

Noah is a funny guy. He has started a death watch on my other blog because … well, in his words: Well, it has been some time since he posted to this second blog. In fact, it has been nearly as long as it was between my last post and today’s unexpected flurry of bloggery…

More Thoughts on Abortion

Samizdata’s abortion thread went strong for 4 days and now is dying down. Discussion in the comments section was remarkably civil given the topic. Since the thread was started in part at my request (I asked another commenter to explain his pro-life views from a Libertarian point of view, in part to rethink my own…