Rod Dreher is discussing movies for life, meaning “what five to ten movies I would recommend to a young adult to explain to them what life is all about. I’m not talking about the best movies, the most important movies in film history, or even the most morally edifying movies. I’m talking about the movies… Continue reading
Steve Bailey is worth quoting in full on the Portuguese authentic ‘native American’ behind the con job of Casino Gambling in Massachusetts: This has always been less about sovereignty than about the rush by the tribe and its deep-pocketed financial backers, just as elsewhere around the country, to cash in on the Indian Gaming Regulatory… Continue reading
Your Friday dose of Krauthammer: The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has had more than 15 months to try to pacify the Sunni insurgency by offering national accords on oil-sharing, provincial elections and de-Baathification. It has done none of these. Instead, Gen. David Petraeus has pacified a considerable number of Sunni tribes with… Continue reading
David Pogue on iMovie 8: “What the [bleep]! What was Apple thinking?” I guess I won’t be upgrading from iLife ’06 anytime soon….
To the age old question (made most famous by Leibniz), why is there something rather than nothing, Sean Carroll wonders, well why not?