… you worry me to death:
Here's a pretty good idea for all you readers who give
money to your alma mater: instead, give half to
the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). I especially
like this bit:
Participate in our campaign and FIRE will send a letter to the school of your choice alerting administrators to the fact that they have lost half of your financial support--and that FIRE can help them reform their speech codes so they can regain that support.If your school (like the University Near Here) has a red-light speech code rating, you might even consider giving more than half to FIRE.
If you're feeling a bit too optimistic about the USA's fiscal future,
check out Peter Suderman's article, reprinted from the
June issue of Reason. It discusses Congressman Paul Ryan,
and his "Roadmap for America's Future".
You can read the Roadmap here, but here are the main observations from Suderman: (a) it's the only serious current proposal on the table for balancing the budget without permanently bloating government; (b) even so, it won't balance the budget until 2063; (c) and, according to Suderman, it "will never, ever pass."
Chuckle du Jour: Elena
Kagan no longer thinks Supreme Court nominees should have to answer
Leonardo DiCaprio as
Travis McGee in The Deep Blue Goodbye? And directed by Oliver
As a longtime McGee fan, that would not have been my obvious choice. Then again, I think I said the same thing about Christian Bale as Batman, directed by Christopher Nolan. So it could work out, because I'm an idiot.