Two Outstanding Questions about Donnie Darko

One of my alltime favorite moves is Donnie Darko. Someday I’ll give it the post it deserves, explaining why I like it so much and what I get out of watching it. But for now I’ll stick to pointing out some complications that I noticed this time ’round. Yes, I saw it again (twice) this…

A Deceptive Parry

One of the things the left is currently complaining about is McCain’s attempts to paint Barack Obama as a “socialist.” This, they argue, is a misleading characterization either (a) because Obama is not really a Socialist or (b) because McCain is a Socialist too. Which of these tacks you take will depend, of course, on…

Libertarian Taxonomy

Via Distributed Republic (which got it from here), a much-needed Taxonomy of Libertarians: 1. Randians/Objectivists/Egoists – Meet John or Jane Galt. While most card-carrying Objectivists assert that they are not libertarian in name, the movement started by Ayn Rand (author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged) was and is an important influence on the thought…

Journalist of Integrity

Here is a very good bit on media bias from Michael S. Malone. Mr. Malone is a veteran reporter and spends his essay explaining how appalled he is at the one-sided coverage of this election campaign. But it isn’t just an expose. He has an opinion about where the roots of the problem lie –…