Law too difficult to follow for Shriver


When the California Senate passed a law banning cell phone use while driving, citizens all over the state agreed that this was a sensible and well-reasoned law — that no one would ever, ever follow. It’s like a law that forbids people from making bad eating choices. It’s good for us! It’s better for the […]

Lax welfare system leaves children behind


Children are forever in the news. Whether for their preternatural ability to say the darndest things under the gauze of anesthetic, or the fact that they keep popping out in record numbers (Octomom and Kate Gosselin look to be the most popular Halloween costumes this year), kid stories constantly pepper the news. But with all […]

Letterman deserves more than wrist slap


Once you’re a member of the Hollywood club (or the Washington club, for all intents and purposes), you automatically become a target for public scrutiny. In other words, people can rip apart your wardrobe, demand you go on a diet or place you in an imaginary couple without any of your say. If you’re walking […]

Demise of small banks an undervalued threat


It wasn’t so long ago that Washington bailed out the largest banks in the United States, prompting a wave of criticism from many quarters. But today, the banking system is seeing the effects of non-intervention, which has allowed for the collapse of 100 small American banks in 2009 alone. With these developments, the small bank […]

Christmas creep misguided in crisis


Mozart, Picasso, Wright, Shakespeare, Dylan, Dickens. Point out one who doesn’t belong. Dylan, right? Wrong. That’s Bob Dylan we’re talking about, and he completely belongs. So when I heard he was releasing an album this Tuesday, I looked up everything I could about it. I was very disappointed when I found out it was a […]

Conservapedia hurts cause by rewriting Bible


These days, not even the bible is immune to an overly enthusiastic editor’s pen. This is the case with Conservapedia, a wiki-based online encyclopedia designed with a pro-American, conservative Christian ideology in mind. Citing liberal bias in current translations, the site recently started a project to retranslate the Bible. Self-heralded as “the watchdog of the […]