[Update: In an earlier version of this post, I had assumed Ocean City was in Delaware, but as Mike Mahaffie points out, it's in Maryland. This post has been re-written to reflect that fact.] It's been a while since I wrote anything about Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), so I've been planning to look in on them to see what sort of trouble they're causing. However, Radley … [Read more...] about Not So MADD About Some People…
Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau should be celebrating their wedding night by now. I think the whole situation is a bit disturbing. After all, they first had sex when he was in sixth grade and she was his teacher. She went to prison for that. I think they're both a bit crazy. My opinion doesn't matter, however, nor should it: Now that they're both adults they can do … [Read more...] about Wedding Night
Over at Reason, Matt Welch is discussing some of the recent history of over-reaching government programs, which brings me to this: Our current system of military draft registration was created in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Now that we've helped kick the Soviets out, and the Soviet Union has crumbled and fallen, and our own invasion of Afghanistan is … [Read more...] about Conscription…what’s up with that?
I couldn't help noticing that William Bennett has just admitted that pretty much all the cultural concerns he's voiced over the last decade have been wrong. The New York times asked 12 Americans for their views on "the most significant change the country has undergone in the year since Sept. 11." Bennet's response was that he had been worried that American culture was in … [Read more...] about William Bennett Recants!
Jonah Goldberg Defends Bill Clinton? No, not quite, but Jonah writes in defense of hypocrisy by society's leaders, advancing the proposition that leaders should lie to hide their unseemly side, lest the masses mistake it for virtue and try to emulate it. I wonder if he felt that way about Bill Clinton. By this theory, weren't Clinton's enemies revealing information that was … [Read more...] about Jonah Goldberg Defends Bill Clinton!