Archive for War on Terror

Potpourri

==> Tom Woods interviews Scott Horton on his new book about Afghanistan. ==> Brittany Hunter on the “sunk cost fallacy” vis-a-vis Afghanistan. ==> Tyler Cowen weighs in on the issue of public shaming. This was interesting: I see many people who have behaved very badly — and here I mean legally convicted criminals — but […]

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More On Ahmed’s Clock

From a guy who actually knows about electronics (as opposed to 90% of the people commenting on this story–including me). I don’t know what happened here. It’s entirely possible that he made the thing innocently enough, and then was coy about it once he realized the situation. I really doubt that he apologized profusely for […]

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The Myth of a Secure Military

[UPDATE below.] On NPR today they were talking about cybersecurity. The host made a throwaway remark along the lines that with private businesses, you couldn’t expect a full-throated response to the threats his expert guests were discussing, because they responded to the profit motive and it “wasn’t like Los Alamos.” Here the host was referring […]

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Potpourri

==> David R. Henderson on the Nobel. ==> When reading posts like this from Bryan, I wonder if he hands out the syllabus on the first day of class that just says “YOU WILL GET NOTHING FROM THIS CLASS” at the top. ==> MoveOn.org starts a petition to arrest Republicans in Congress for sedition. I’m […]

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Potpourri

I’m almost giddy for tonight’s Potpourri. I don’t know if I’m in a good mood and see the creativity and courage out there in the blogosphere, or if my blogging peers are all having a good week. In any event, here goes: ==> Paul Krugman recently wrote that the US was doing pretty good during […]

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Ademo Freeman and Fear, the State’s Primary Weapon

Since his conviction on August 13, I have been meaning to publicize the case of Adam Meuller, aka Ademo Freeman. He is the founder of CopBlock.org, a site dedicated to the peaceful yet persistent pursuit of police perfidy. The folks at CopBlock do things like post videos of cops beating the heck out of people, […]

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US Government on Libya: Before and After

Here’s President Obama talking about the US government’s goals for Libya. You can safely move the pointer to the 1:00 mark. Now here’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (HT2 LRC): (You just know those Arab terrorists–the irrational bloodthirsty lovers of violence–are going to misinterpret the second one. So paranoid. “The Americans are out to get […]

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The Old Republic Is Dead

If I were more computer-savvy I’d have my blog play the Empire theme music right now. Regardless of your views on the wisdom of invading Afghanistan and Iraq, of torturing POWs, etc., surely you can agree with me that we have definitively crossed “the line.” I probably put the line in a different ZIP code […]

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