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!
I've now joined the Central Illinois Blogging Society Web Ring run by Bill Dennis Apparently, he's an actual journalist with, like, writing skills and everything. That's right, people pay him for his writing. Not only that, he does real journalist stuff like cover events and interview people, bringing actual new facts to light. By comparison, my only paid piece was a technical … [Read more...] about Central Illinois Blogging Society Web Ring.
As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, I'm looking for interesting articles from that time. I previously recommended Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts' column from the 12th. Another good one is Afghan-American Tamin Ansary's widely-circulated article in Salon a few days later: We come now to the question of bombing Afghanistan back to the Stone Age. Trouble is, that's been … [Read more...] about “The First Victims of the Perpetrators.”
In a Spectator article on "The triumph of American values," Mark Styne writes: A few weeks earlier, Libya was elected to chair the UN Human Rights Commission. Somebody tell me he's kidding. He made that up, right? … [Read more...] about Libya?
Bill Dennis argues that, contrary to the common sentiment on the web, web sites have a moral right to ban deep linking. He regards it as simple respect for the property rights of others, and he rightly dismisses one of the most common arguments: Those who ridicule companies for their opposition to deep linking say the practice only encourages more visitors, who end up browsing … [Read more...] about The Moral Equivalent of Deep-Linking.