Joe Carter

The Rest of His Story

 

Rush Limbaugh is often credited with the dubious honor of inventing conservative talk radio. And it is certainly true that Rush paved the way for Hannity, O’Reilly, and other pundits by perfecting the three-hour blatherfest. But the true pioneer and undisputed king of conservative radio until his death yesterday at age 90 was Paul Harvey, […]

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This is the way the world ends. Not with a whimper but a bang. And Tom Hanks.

 

European scientists have invited actor Tom Hanks be present when they switch on the machine that could (possibly) destroy the world: Cern’s head of communications, James Gillies, confirmed that the facility would be delighted to have Hanks there to restart the collider, which organisers hope will take place in June. The machine is designed to […]

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Everything’s Amazing, Nobody’s Happy.

 

Louis CK explains the primary problem with modern life: “We live in an amazing, amazing world, and it’s wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots.” (HT: (usually barefoot) meg via No Left Turns)

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Never Trust a Babysitter Who Wears a Bob Barr Button

 

It’s no secret that libertarians are bit, well, different. As my libertarian friend and co-author John Coleman once said: On the negative side, Libertarians are crazy. Most became libertarians because they have some social quirk that disallows them from participation in normal society –picture excessive drug use, Dungeons and Dragons play, or fascination with the […]

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Reason and Reproduction

 

On the new Secular Right blog, Heather Mac Donald comments on the cost of Nadya Suleman’s excessive fertility: Meanwhile, the backlash against Nadya Suleman, the mother of six artificially-conceived children who gave birth to another eight two weeks ago continues.   The nine-week premature octoplet’s delivery required 46 doctors, nurses, and assistants; in twelve days, their […]

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Why’d You Have To Go And Make Things So Complicated?

 

In his latest book, Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again, David Frum relates a story from the 1950s about an ex-Communist who got into an argument with a young man newly infatuated with Marxism. The older man retorted: “Your answers are so old that I’ve forgotten the questions.” In many ways we conservatives are like […]

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Brown the Bioethicist

 

This week, Britain’s Labour Party made remarkable progress in securing the country’s reputation as the most scientifically illiterate and morally obtuse hamlet in the Western world. At the urging of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, both houses of Parliament defeated amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill that would have outlawed the creation of “chimerical […]

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Beadle Bailey

 

Several years ago, Francis Fukuyama was asked “What ideas, if embraced, would pose the greatest threat to the welfare of humanity?” He identified transhumanism, “a strange liberation movement” that wants “nothing less than to liberate the human race from its biological constraints” as a serious menace. Ronald Bailey, science correspondent for Reason magazine, is a […]

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