Why?

Via the Wikipedia entry, I find this source, which cites a 2005 Harris poll to the effect that NPR is the most trusted newssource in America. That being the case, WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO PUBLICLY FUND IT? If you’re the most trusted newssource in the land, surely you have enough market pull to foot…

Racism Only Happens in the South. Really.

I made my take on the Jena 6 clear a couple of days ago. Since then, some new takes on the issue have been called to my attention that make it all the more disturbing – because it seems increasingly likely that the charges brought against the six may be simply egregious. I hate it…

Das Leben der Anderen

Last night I finally got a chance to see Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s widely-discussed debut film The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen). It was an absolute pleasure – in part because of the director’s obvious skill (difficult to believe he’s a rookie), in part because of the beauty of the music composed for…

Everyone has it Backward

I suppose it’s about time I said something about the Jena Six case. I don’t read the news as closely as I used to and only found out about the case through Facebook, when one of my “friends” (whom I’ve never met, but never mind) signed up for a group supporting the perversely-named “civil rights”…

A Little Bit Here, A Little Bit There

Leftist bias in the media has a way of being both brazen and subtle all at the same time. Don’t believe me? Have a look at this cool article about the various presidential (isn’t that election over a year away???) candidates’ positions on healthcare. By which, of course, I mean Hillary Clinton’s and Mitt Romney’s…

Sometimes Roses Smell Sweeter if they’re Roses

TOWM’s quote of the day comes from a Lambda the Ultimate discussion thread on the adoption of R6RS – the new standard for the Scheme Programming Language: Maybe I’ll create a programming language called “&#60p&#62″, just to drive browsers nuts. That’s in response to a couple of snarky statements – the first of which suggesting…

Killing in the Name Of

Paul Marks has a rather interesting entry on Samizdata about Death Sentence – a revenge movie starring Kevin Bacon. (Second-Hand) Spoilers Begin Here I haven’t actually seen the movie – but from what I’ve read on the internet, the plot goes something like this. Kevin Bacon plays Nick Hume, whose hockey-playing favorite son is murdered…