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May 2006

March 2006

Gender pay gap: what's it worth?

Girls may well opt for arts degrees over engineering, but that's not because nobody has told them that engineers earn more than academics - it's because the 'male' professions have fallen out of favour even among men.

February 2006

Once Upon a Time...: In Service of the New Fascism

Because I plan to refer to it in several upcoming pieces, I've reposted an essay I wrote in August 2003. It analyzes in some detail a "neoconservative manifesto" authored by Irving Kristol and published that month: In Service of the New Fascism. Arthur Si

A Coverup Under Two Presidents: The Unsolved Mystery of the Oklahoma City Bombing

Long before the Iraq war, long before 9/11, the U.S. government had already mastered the art of fluffing its intelligence on a looming threat, botching the response and then working furiously to cover its mistakes.

village voice > news > Mondo Washington by James Ridgeway

since 9-11, in one test after another, news organizations using undercover teams have easily broken through the FAA security apparatus, rendering the entire business unworkable.

Cato Unbound: Theodore Dalrymple: Is “Old Europe” Doomed?

I wondered what happened to old Theo after he retired. I think he moved to France which, given his views on Europe, seems a strange choice. Why not Louisianna or Texas?

Bush defended (see below) Letter to the Editor: Judge Bush on his results

George W. Bush has an undergraduate degree from Yale University, a graduate degree from Harvard, was two-term governor of our second-largest state and a two-term President of the United States. Mr Bush qualified to pilot a modern jet fighter...

Dozy Sycophant: Dave on Ms Armstrong

The question I want answered is: why can’t Blair sack some people — Peter Mandelson, Keith Vaz, Hilary Armstrong? They’re among the foulest turds ever to disgrace the Houses of Parliament, besides being utterly hopeless.

SullyWatch on those cartoons

This was clearly done to bait the European Muslim community. If you take the right, take the responsibility.

Best of Both Worlds

We're still short of any definitive opinion on the row, not helped by the fact that the debate has descended into chronic whataboutery. But there are a few issues that will be ripe for analysis when things settle down...

TomPaine.com - Washington's Iraq Blindness

The Iraq that exists in President Bush’s imagination and the real Iraq, the one in which 160,000 U.S. troops occupy a nation sliding into civil war, have never seemed further apart.

Bloggerheads- Reactions to State Of The Union 2006

Reactions to Bush's State Of The Union 2006 Address from around the blogs

January 2006

The Village Voice: The Bush Beat

What are the odds? Paul Wolfowitz has tapped America's top gambling lobbyist's daughter — she was once a spear carrier for Wampumgate casino scandal figure Grover Norquist — to help 'probe' corruption at the World. Yeah, right!

Gore Vidal: President Jonah

We are assured daily by advertisers and/or politicians that we are the richest, most envied people on Earth and, apparently, that is why so many awful, ill-groomed people want to blow us up. Well, we still have Kraft cheese and... the death penalty.

Cretino-Leftism

Throughout the twentieth century, segments of the Left made common cause with a range of totalitarian tyrannies. The relevant tyrannies include Stalin’s Russia, Mao’s China, Ho Chi Minh’s Vietnam, Castro’s Cuba, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, Milosevic’s

Richard Dawkins: Beyond belief - The renowned evolutionary biologist tells John Crace why he finds the resurgence of religion so annoying

Even secularists talk about Jewish, Catholic and Muslim children. There's no such thing. Children aren't born with a particular religious gene. What they are is children of Jewish, Catholic and Muslim parents. If you started to talk about monetarist or Ma

December 2005

Reason magazine -- July 1997

Darwinism is on the way out. At least, that's what Irving Kristol announced to a gathering at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington not long ago.

January 2005

GREENIE WATCH

Most Greenie causes are, however, at best red-herrings and are more motivated by a hatred of people than anything else.