Daily Archive: July 9, 2013

Marlinspike Seamanship for Beginners

We’re offering free Marlinspike Seamanship for Beginners workshops on the deck of Mon Tiki every Tuesday at 10:30AM, the beginning of making good on a promise I made to myself here.

Unassailability: Meta Analysis

Did Rush Limbaugh really tell his caller, “Tony from Tampa,” to not watch FOX? No, he told his caller not to watch a particular panel of “liberals” on FOX Business Channel. As Mr. Limbaugh...

Rand Paul, the Confederacy, and Liberty

Here’s a thing I didn’t know until this morning: A close aide to Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) who co-wrote the senator’s 2011 book spent years working as a pro-secessionist radio pundit and neo-Confederate...

Human life is not too controversial

The rhetorical case for protecting the unborn has succeeded. The debate is over.  It would be, that is, had the Supreme Court not issued – in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s own words – a “difficult to justify,” “heavy-handed judicial intervention” in Roe v. Wade 40 years ago.  Today, nearly two-thirds of Americans support making abortion generally illegal after the first three months of pregnancy.  A staggering four-fifths support bans in the last three months.  So if the pro-choice movement is […]

Charging Against a Tide

Indiana legislature makes it a felony to apply for a marriage license if you’re not a heterosexual couple. Beginning July 1, 2014, a same-sex couple applying for a marriage license in the state of...