June 3, 2008
Indiana Jones IV

As is my practice, I caught the last showing of George Lucas' "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." I'm not sure if it's the popularity of the flick or the fact that summer has started, but usually it's me and 3-4 other people at these showings. Tonight it was closer to a […]

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June 3, 2008
Saved for future reference

Sen. Chuck Schumer in today's Wall Street Journal on Iran's nuclear and missile programs: Two years ago, under NATO auspices, Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania agreed to build an antimissile defense site to thwart the threat of a nuclear missile attack by Iran. The threat is hypothetical and remote, and the Bush administration's emphasis […]

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June 2, 2008
Obama's faith

I am really hesitant to do judge other people's faith. Especially politicians. Especially when the largely religion-less press corps asks questions regarding faith that are more for political consumption than really getting to the substance of a person's faith. However, I think there's a lot of evidence that if Sen. Barack Obama really is a […]

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June 1, 2008
Opinions vs. facts

New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt addressed factual challenges to an op-ed column by Edward N. Luttwak that claimed that a President Barack Obama would face problems visiting Muslim countries because he would be viewed as an apostate. (Obama's father was a Muslim, but Obama is a Christian.) The results of Hoyt's investigation: I […]

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June 1, 2008
Seen on the freeway

Going into work yesterday I saw two sets of two cars stopped by the side of the road. In each case, the second car was bringing gas to the first, as evidenced by the big red gas cans being used. For the record, one of the out-of-gas cars was a Toyota Prius. Yep, apparently some […]

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