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Human rights, revisited

by Alvaro Vargas Llosa

[ october 05 ]

"With notable exceptions, the left and the right have tended to espouse a 'hemiplegic' notion of human rights..."

The Thin Wet Line

by Jonathan Penton and T S Ross

[ october 05 ]

A short history of border incidents.

Why do men chase women? (Because they are afraid of death)

by Joe Palmer

[ october 05 ]

"Being at war with ourselves over the fact of our own deaths is, in every case, a heroic endeavor."

Death in the 21st century

by Tom Vater

[ october 05 ]

The Stooges play Funhouse

911 in New Orleans

by Paul Rogat Loeb

[ september 05 ]

The development patterns that destroyed Louisiana wetlands are being repeated throughout America, with the support of an administration intent on removing all limits on private economic activity.

What is multicultural?

by John Welch

[ september 05 ]

"The teacher who once said to me 'I don't have any multiculturals in my class' didn't mean children brimming over with the spirit of multiculturalism; he simply meant the ones who weren't White."

Bombs away - religion and language in the USA

by Joe Palmer

[ september 05 ]

"Faith is the product of one mind. Religion, like a language or a kinship system, is something that happens when people live together for a long time."

Rehnquist, the Clerk

by Harry Reynolds

[ august 05 ]

Justice has not only to be done; it has to be seen to be believed...

Speaking truth to Roberts

by Paul Rogat Loeb

[ august 05 ]

Humble, humorous, congenial... and not too worried about discrimination, international law or consumer protection. A shoo-in, basically.

Courting disaster

by Joe Palmer

[ august 05 ]

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has damaged the US's traditional - and constitutional - separation of church and state. Good riddance to her.