'Current Affairs' Archive

Iranian official lashes out at "300" for insulting Persian civilization

March 12th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Iranian official lashes out at "300" for insulting Persian civilization

An Iranian official on Sunday lashed out at the Hollywood movie "300" for insulting the Persian civilization, local Fars News Agency reported. Javad Shamqadri, an art advisor ...

The Human Cost of Oil Production

February 7th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition / Comments Off on The Human Cost of Oil Production

Nigerian militants are threatening to kill Filipino hostages if they don't get a larger share of oil revenues. This situation is just one small example of the human toll taken ...
Weep

Weep

February 2nd, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition / 18 comments

$36,000,000,000 profit for Exxon. Hope they're happy. Here's the facts. No more denial bullshit from anyone. Might as well stick ...

SOTU Energy Promises

January 24th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition / 3 comments

Will you offend Bob Lutz and your oil friends with substantial CAFE standard increases? Will you have the guts to get Yucca Mountain open? Will you push for consumer taxes ...

A-Jad Faces Reality of Theocracy

December 18th, 2006 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on A-Jad Faces Reality of Theocracy

You can't just crush people for trying to maintain an open learning environment. Unless you're Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. Shame. Death to theocracy.

Europe a Political Paradox

December 18th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Religion / Comments Off on Europe a Political Paradox

Long thought of as socially more tolerant than the U.S., Europe is also a bastion of statist and anti-individual thought. There is also a notable split between the older nations ...

Objective Government

December 16th, 2006 / Current Affairs / 4 comments

Cross-posted at American Chronicle. A commenter recently asked:Do you see a sort of "Star Trek Federation of Planets" rising out of our present situation (for this one planet, obviously) ...

No Sleep--er Cell

December 14th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Television / 2 comments

Sleeper Cell returns with Al-Sayeed in command of a new cell, working for both sides and feeding information to the FBI. This time, the orders involve a nuclear attack. But ...

Dobbs: I'm a populist and proud of it - CNN.com

November 15th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Dobbs: I'm a populist and proud of it - CNN.com

It seems nothing frightens our free trade and pro-illegal immigration orthodoxies more than putting the common good and the national interest above dominant special interests, corporate America and, of course, ...

On Democracy

November 11th, 2006 / Current Affairs / 6 comments

The drubbing received by the Republicans in the recent midterm election may seem like a vindication of the democratic process.  While I'm relieved at the results, I still have deep ...

Song for Jong

October 18th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Religion / 6 comments

This image here of followers of communist thug Kim Jong Il demonstrates what I have said all along: The personality cults of dictators are state religions. Case closed. These people ...

More Nanny Government

October 2nd, 2006 / Current Affairs / 7 comments

Arnold signed a bill making it illegal in California to hold your cell-phone while talking. (But you can still play with your ipod, tune the radio, eat, look at ...

My Libertarian Cred

September 2nd, 2006 / Current Affairs / 5 comments

In case anyone had any doubts: But what I want to know is why we are called economic conservatives? Economic freedom is a liberal concept. Come on, that's Libertarianism, as ...

OkCupid! The Politics Test

September 1st, 2006 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on OkCupid! The Politics Test

OkCupid! The Politics Test Another view of the politics test

Marriage

August 25th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Podcasts, Religion / 10 comments

Polls have shown that Americans overwhelmingly oppose the recognition of any kind of non-traditional marriage. But let’s look at some of the results: couples who spend years together but who ...