How to Ignore Him Now?

So results are in from Nevada and it looks like Ron Paul has done very well indeed. He’s in second place with 13% to Romney’s 51% – his best showing yet. This means he’s officially beaten all of the Republican candidates save Romney (the presumed nominee) in at least one contest. Any media outlet that…

There Oughta be a Law…

Anyone who doesn’t see the guns behind government has never tried disobeying a law. Indeed. That’s Brian Doherty of Reason Magazine writing in the LATimes in response to a kind but subtle smear of libertarianism by former New Republic writer Michael Kinsley. I’m generally with Virginia Postrel when she implies that Reason is these days…

Candid Camera Does Mitt

Here are two YouTube links to Romney being a prick. The first one shows him cornered by a medical marijuana patient. It seems like a setup to me – that is, I doubt this guy and his oh-so-conveniently placed friend with the video camera are really on the up-and-up. Nevertheless, they ask him a point-blank…

Computer Saccades

Via a link to a link to a link to someone’s link in the comments section to a post on Reason Hit and Run, there’s this really cool web app that shows you the computer’s thinking pattern as it plays you in Chess. Have fun with it here. The point, really, is that it’s pretty…

A Cool Blog to Celebrate Entry 400

This is The Only Winning Move‘s 400th entry. To honor this occasion, I link to a very cool blog from the “now why didn’t I think of that?” genre. It is, in its own words, “an ongoing screed against the most self centered group of people who ever walked the planet.” That’s right, it’s an…

The Real Maverick

George Will has a column today taking a slice out of John McCain. No general complaints here: McCain is indeed one of the bad guys running this year. But I do have some complaints on specifics. Regarding the reimportation of drugs from Canada, which McCain supports, Will has the following to say: In ABC’s New…

Ignoring Ron Paul for a Living

I think the most incredible thing about this election so far is that while the Republicans flounder – for the first time in living memory, really – on a choice of candidates, you hear so much griping about how there isn’t really a conservative candidate in the race. I mean, there’s Fred Thomspson, but he’s…

The Final Nail

This just in: even Austin Branch NAACP President Nelson Linder vouches for Ron Paul on the racism controversy, thus slamming the final nail into the coffin of the Kirchick smear. If even high-ranked NAACP members come to Paul’s defense on the charge, what’s left in it? So that’s it then: Ron Paul is not racist,…

How to Weed a Garden – a Response to stpeter

Via a comment on an earlier post, I came across this interesting blog post by Peter Saint-Andre, who also occasionally comments on Samizdata. Peter writes: That said, I sense that there has long been a seamy underside to some modern advocates of the Constitution and private property rights. In particular, they are attracted to something…

Balls of Steel

This is quite simply the most inspiring bit of reading I’ve done in a good long time. It’s from Ezra Levant, the courageous publisher of the Western Standard who published the Mohammed Cartoons in his newspaper at the height of the ridiculous controversy and then again yesterday on his blog. The link goes to his…