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Letters to the Editor
from Kevin S. Van Horn, Bill St. Clair, Jim Davidson, Scott Bieser,
Michael, EJ Totty, John Taylor, and James J Odle
Just What Does "Tyranny's End" Really Mean?
by Douglas F. Newman
January 27, 2005The headline on USA Today's web site said,
"Bush: Tyranny's End a Major Commitment.". Cool, man! I'm down with that. Bring it on!
And the Winner Is... Not Us
by Lady Liberty
I have a secret. Don't tell anyone, but I actually like watching movie
and TV awards shows. Yes, I know they're typically shallow,
self-serving, and self-congratulatory programs geared too often to
celebrate excess. And yes, I know they often turn into ultra-liberal
political statements either via actor comments or the nominated subject
matter. I even agree with you that these things aren't particularly
admirable. But the truth of the matter is that they're also parades of
gorgeous gowns and sparkling jewels (I'm a girl, and I like that
stuffso sue me), show business gossip, and sometimes surprising
moments of genuine joy or artless exuberance that I find amusing.
The Psychology of Eagles Fans
by Jonathan David Morris
Regular readers (hi mom, hi dad!) know I have been
pretty relentless in my attacks on Pennsylvanians
since moving to southeastern Pennsylvania last summer.
Mostly, it's been in self-defense. I'm a defensive
driver. And Pennsylvanians can't drive. But it occurs
to me now, with the Super Bowl-bound Philadelphia
Eagles in the national spotlight, that I've rarely, if
ever, had anything nice to say about my new neighbors.
This just isn't fair. I mean, sure, they drive slow,
fail to signal, and show a general disregard for the
fact that, usually, if I'm on the road, it means I
need to get somewhere. But this doesn't make them bad
people. And even if it does, there are still many nice
things to say about them. Take Eagles football, for
instance. Philly's a town that does football right.
Hey FDA! Lead, Follow, or Just Go Away
by Ali H. Massoud
"Some Gene Research Just Isn't Worth the Money",
say two esteemed medical researchers in a New York Times essay.
"How should we set priorities in medical research? Officials at the
National Institutes of Health will grapple with this question as
they allocate billions of dollars from the agency's budget this
year." they go on to say. True enough. But whose priorities? Doctors?
Mine? Yours? The government's, university's, private lab's, big or
Before Fall, Impeach 'em All!
by James J Odle
Were it possible, using my brand new Macintosh G5 Supercomputer
(a few years back it would have been considered a military munition), to reach out
and take charge of one of the NSA's spy satellites and train its hi-tech surveillance
equipment upon Washington D.C., I would nevertheless fail at the disheartening task
of locating a politician who did not richly deserve impeachment. Hell, some of them
deserve actual criminal prosecution.
Multiple Choice Government
by Lex Concord
For years, minarchists and anarchists have united politically
as Libertarians against their common enemy, an out-of-control national government.
Those who believe a limited government is a necessary evil, and those who believe
any monopoly government is inherently evil, have banded together in calling for
the restoration of the American Republic described in the Constitution, an obvious
improvement over the present regime in Washington. Yet with 99.6% of the electorate
continuing to vote against us, even when our candidate is far more principled and
articulate than their candidates, perhaps it's time for a new strategya
strategy I'll call multarchy.
Are SpongeBob's Pants Really Square?
by Wendy McElroy
SpongeBob SquarePants is gay! Or is he? And why is there so
little information on a matter everyone is discussing? The scandal surrounding
the sexual orientation of the cartoon character SpongeBob looks like a media
creation. The snickers directed at the ultra-conservative James Dobson of
"Focus on the Family"the man 'credited' with questioning how square
SpongeBob's pants actually areseem intended to obscure the issue and
vilify the man.
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