Daily Archive: October 6, 2011


Our Star Chamber

Every day lately I ask myself the same question: How the hell did we fall this far? American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel...


The Second Second Date Story

For years Tod Kelly thought he knew the whole story behind his parent’s infamous second date. It turned out he didn’t.


Congratulations are in order

Please join me in congratulating League blogger (and Outside the Beltway blogger, and Forbes blogger) Alex Knapp who has just accepted a full-time position with Forbes magazine. This is seriously awesome and I’m happy...


Coercion (again) and Power

On the recent coercion follow-up thread to an earlier thread that was itself a response to two earlier threads (I’m now officially going to make you backtrack on that if you want more context)…62...



I’ve got a customizable coffee mug. Which Nietzsche Family Circus cartoon goes on it? One. Two. Three. Four.


Poway Prohibits Pedagogical Proselytization

A calculus teacher named Bradley Johnson at a public high school in Poway, California decorated his classroom with posters described as: …two large banners, each about seven-feet wide and two feet tall, hung on...


Online Universities

My co-blogger has some excellent thoughts up about online univerisities and non-traditional students. I think it’s front page material. Please take a visit to Not A Potted Plant and give him your thoughts and...