Left Complains NBC’s Olympic Coverage Too Patriotic – Bucks Right


The New York Times’ Alessandra Stanley is upset that NBC is focusing too much of its coverage of the 2010 Olympics on American athletes and seems to be (gasp) cheering for the Americans to do well and happy when they win events. Technology evolves, organizers add new sports — this year it’s ski cross — […]

Newsweek Exclusive: Christopher Hitchens Hates Sports, Doesn’t “Believe in Miracles”


Christopher, why don’t you tell us what you really think about sporting events because I don’t believe your latest Newsweek piece, “Fool’s Gold,” did the job.
With trademark flourish, you revealed a portfolio of the world’s worst behavior, decrying sports competition as the catalyst.  As your subtitle stated,
How the Olympics and other international competitions breed conflict [...]

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 [...]

Bomb Psych, 101: The “Sacred Value” of a Nuclear Iran


We’ve long known that those willing to terrorize civilians using their own bodies as lethal weapons hold a particularly irrational worldview.  We understand that somewhere, there is a disconnect with the mind and true value of the human body, not mentioning the intrinsic worth of others. We’re continuing to discover the complicated relationship between that [...]

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