“Kick-Ass” a Libertarian Film? Sort of, I Guess


Over at Big Hollywood Leigh Scott has a piece weighing in on what he sees as the political themes in last week’s superhero satire “Kick-Ass”:
The individual is king in “Kick-Ass.” Each character makes their own decisions and lives by the consequences of their actions. They do not wait for others to [...]

Midnight Snack – Top 10 Films of 2009


As joyous a year as 2009 was for me — I got married and started working for the Freedom Center — there does remain a regret: I had to give up being a film critic. My former employer’s budget got cut and I simply did not have the time for it with all that NRB [...]

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Crackpot Chronicles: Van Jones, Glenn Beck, Ron Paul, Rorschach, the Truthers, And Me – Part IV


We cannot confront the fallacies of conspiracy thinking in our political culture if we do not understand it. In recent weeks Van Jones, the President’s Green Jobs Czar, lost his job because of his embrace of conspiracy thinking. More recently popular talker Glenn Beck has been smeared by his opponents as a conspiracy nut. We [...]