Here Comes Iowa

I’m left with more than a little despair these days. Ron Paul’s newsletters and the implications of those pamphlets, including the enormous amount of money Paul made publishing them, are more damning than I at first believed. The revelations presented not just by Paul’s political opponents, but by his natural allies in the libertarian camp,…

Muslims Don’t Need Better PR, Americans Need More Tolerance

The last time I checked, most Muslims in the United States were not blowing themselves up in suicide attacks against their fellow Americans. They were not issuing fatwas against Harry Potter or converting your favorite folk singer. In fact, as far as I can tell, most Muslims across the globe are mostly peaceful. There’s some…

Wars of Folly

[updated] So the pushback against my war posts is interesting and has me thinking. I suppose that if you peel back the ‘defense’ and ‘plunder’ binary you can see some other variations of war. Let’s see, there’s revolutionary war, civil war, wars of vengeance, wars of obligation, wars of expansion, holy wars, and wars of…

You say Obama, I say Osama

I read this post over at The Dish and quite honestly thought it said “Obama” and not “Osama.”  Which changes everything, of course.  Read the following passage substituting the word Osama with Obama: Paul Cruickshank thinks that if Osama is ever captured we should put him on trial: It would be nothing short of a watershed…

Honduras: Reclaiming the American Sphere of Influence

While I took much issue with the Obama Administration’s initial response to the Honduran crisis in July, and especially the severe sanctions imposed, which achieve little more than hurting an already desperately poor population, I must admit that I’ve been quite happy with their actions in recent weeks.  To be sure, the deal they helped negotiate was…