The free world has a big problem: It is exploiting our liberty. Wherever he is in the underworld, the witch-hunting Senator McCarthy must be laughing. He will toast the entire crew of historical ghosts who put the security of the state, that is to say, private property, ahead of liberty, when we know that insecurity [Read more]
Glenn Greenwald, the journalist of “Datagate,” warned about the future of journalism in a recent interview with Newsweek, saying that a revolution will soon break out that will radically change how the media covers news about governments and other big institutions. This change seems to have already been underway [Read more]
US President Barack Obama seems busy with other things in the giant enterprise that is the United States, however, not being out of the loop.
Given that the relationship between Washington and its allies is deteriorating, and given the way the Obama administration is handling international relationships, Romania is becoming more and more important to the U.S.
The major thrust of the debates in the U.S. on this issue have tended to revolve around the question of whether the U.S. has lost much of its influence and role in the region, and whether it has abdicated a historical responsibility and abandoned its allies.
The lobby for tobacco and its allies, including the owners and clients of New York’s bars and restaurants, have their backs against the wall. By banning smoking in these private establishments, Michael Bloomberg had not only given himself over to unprecedented harassment from smokers; he threatened the night life of [Read more]