Gerard Alexander: Why are liberals so condescending? – Washington Post


Every political community includes some members who insist that their side has all the answers and that their adversaries are idiots. But American liberals, to a degree far surpassing conservatives, appear committed to the proposition that their views are correct, self-evident, and based on fact and reason, while conservative positions are not just wrong but […]

Is Spending Money on Air Superiority Really a Waste, Mr. President?


New Russian stealth fighter makes its first flight
It was called “the most outstanding fighter plane ever built.”
A fifth-generation fighter jet utilizing the latest stealth technology, it was a single seat, twin-engine powerhouse capable of overpowering anything it came up against. Known as the F-22 Raptor, its combination of stealth, speed, agility, precision, air-to-air and air-to-ground [...]

To Hitchens, With Love: The Fault of Dogmatic Inconsistency. Yes, Yours.


Dear Christopher,
It’s been a while since our last encounter when I told you I needed some time to think about where this relationship is going (you know how much I like Guinness, yet, you continue to ply me with Johnnie Walker Black, amongst other compromising things).  I wanted to keep our personal issues as such–personal. [...]

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