Yearly Archives: 2013

Troubled Childhood At Root of Larry Summers’s Monstrousness

“While larger questions about government secrecy and the role of the news media in the Internet age swirl around the case, the roots of Private Manning’s behavior may spring as much from his troubled youth as from his political views.”

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These Anti-Authortiarians Are Scary

This is terrifying, the rise of these anarcho-libertarian-mole-traior-terrorists. What with their deceitfulness… Clapper’s lie — that he took Wyden’s “collected any type of data at all” to mean “voyeuristically pore through emails” — is all the worse for how bad

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My Leftward Turn – Reading Greider 20 Years Later

When I moved to DC at in January 1993, I was a partisan liberal Democrat who thought the Republican Party was the country’s central problem. When I moved away from DC in 1996, I was an unaligned leftist who thought

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The Suicide Bomb Pioneers Were Secular

Leading atheist Sam Harris thinks all religions are bad, but Islam is worst, or least the most violent. To argue otherwise is, in his view, political correctness run amok. Yet if Islam if uniquely violent, how does Harris (and Andrew

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Trying this again

Here’s my second attempt at doing a personal blog. Let’s hope this last longer than my first attempt, which can be seen here. http://insidiousbeast.wordpress.com/

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