Green Power vs. Terrorists

In their classic Our Dumb Century the geniuses at The Onion made up a headline from the 1960s about the Pentagon harnessing flower power to create a new super weapon. Well, I’m not quite sure about flower power, but green power definitely has potential against our current enemies. Check out Green Energy vs. Terrorism. All …

A Patriotic View of the Second Amendment

Many of my libertarian friends like to cite Thomas Jefferson’s intemperate remarks on gun ownership, suggesting that the original intent was to preserve the right of violent revolution. May I suggest a more patriotic view: the Second Amendment was written to prevent ever having a need for violent revolution in the first place. The Second …

Making the NSA Behave

Finally, after 13 years of increased Post 9/11 surveillance, The People are starting to push back. Better yet, the big corporations like Google and Facebook are pushing back, and that makes Congress listen. The government can grope, but it’s not allowed to peek — at least not quite so much. But how long will the …

On Travel and Terrorism

For those of you travelling this holiday season and suffering the delays and indignities of the TSA, keep this in mind: at least all that groping and x-raying doesn’t work. So says this most excellent article on Cracked.com. That’s right Cracked, the old second rate kid’s humor magazine has morphed into one of the best …