Known Unknowns

January 31, 2004

Wretchard at the Belmont Club posts this well-written piece on the real lesson of the war in Iraq: The most horrifying thing about David Kay’s report is his finding that Saddam’s weapons were never under

So a Protein String Walks Into a Bar…

January 31, 2004

My home state of Missouri is the latest to debate the teaching of “intelligent design” in public schools. The proposal, now in the state House of Representatives, is being greeted with great wailing and gnashing

Don’t Know Much About History

January 31, 2004

Georgia’s brave new schools: The current high school world history course surveys civilization from the earliest times to the present. The new curriculum calls for teaching only the period from 1500 to the 21st century.

Bush to Push for NEA

January 29, 2004

President Bush is going to ask Congress for a big increase in the budget of the National Endowment for the Arts. This is the latest move in Karl Rove’s dangerous game. I think Rove is

The End of Marriage?

January 28, 2004

Stanley Kurtz makes a good case in the Weekly Standard for studying closely the lessons of Scandinavia. Demographic trends in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway show that same-sex marriage is likely to destroy the traditional institution

Too Smart to Teach

January 28, 2004

Vox Day posted this link last night: An extremely bright young man was told by a school district in the Atlanta area that he was too intellectual to teach high school: “Though your qualifications are

Horn Tooting

January 27, 2004

My wife’s publisher has updated her web page, and they’re starting to tease the upcoming book from yours truly. The pressure’s on. Changed is at 65,000 words, but we still have a ways to go.

Cell Phone Explosion Burns Man’s Buttocks

January 27, 2004

This is worth posting just for the headline, which I copied directly from Newsday.com. The details: Mohamed Radzuan Yasin said he was recharging his cell phone and placed it on his bed near him before

New Worm

January 27, 2004

A new worm is spreading through the Internet almost faster than mail servers can handle it. It’s called MdDoom or Novarg, and it brings to mind three words: Get a Mac.

“Christian” Terrorists

January 26, 2004

ABC News sees fit to focus five pages on its web site today to a self-proclaimed Christian terrorist: An anti-abortion activist, calling for a new wave of violence against clinics and doctors, is following the

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