URLs du Jour


  • Orwell long ago recognized that imprecise, inaccurate, and euphemized language is a bane to clear thought and effective action. So it is with the "war on terror." Via the smartest woman in the world, go read Jonathan Rauch on jihadism.

  • A Greenpeace founder advocates building nuclear power plants. Why? Well, "because nuclear energy may just be the energy source that can save our planet from another possible disaster: catastrophic climate change."

    Okay, so global warming hysteria is good for something.

  • And in a masterpiece of blog brevity, Jed Babbin quotes Eleanor Roosevelt on the Marines, examines whether it's dismissive to call Katie Couric "perky", compares religious reaction to authors Salman Rushdie and Dan Brown, and provides a link to that great 70's song that I've only just now heard for the first time, "Go On Home You Foreign Communist". I'm in awe.