Content Thief Turned Content Creator Rails Against Piracy

Illegally downloading creative content online is all too easy. Unlike stealing a physical product from a store, there’s no need to stealthily conceal the merchandise, avoid security guards, or worry about magnetic security tags.

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Occidental College Responds to 9/11 Attack on Free Speech

On the 15th anniversary of the worst domestic terrorist attack in history—September 11—a college student’s memorial flag display was destroyed three times.

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Fraud is Not an Ethical Dilemma: Avoiding Scams Like the Wells Fargo Fake Accounts

Clear moral principles, such as honesty, make the right—the self-interested, win-win—course of action so much easier.

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Who Says Government Programs Have to Work?

Sex education abstinence programs do not work. Or so the government now tells us. For the last five years, the government spent $500 million on educational programs pushing sexual abstinence. With the program set to expire, Congress recently debated whether to extend...

Sexism in Hollywood?

Does sexism explain the “underrepresentation” of women in Hollywood? “If you look at the number of women working behind the scenes,” said Martha Lauzen, a San Diego State University professor, “they’re dramatically underrepresented...

Tired of Race?

University of California Regent Ward Connerly, who led the fight that ended group preferences in California state government, has moved on to promote an initiative that would forbid state agencies from identifying individuals by race. Decades ago, such a proposal was...

Peace Through Strength: Lessons From History

Imagine if your child were being bullied on his school playground. You would do one of two things: either urge your child to fight back, if he can, or insist that the school authorities take responsibility for restraining if not expelling the bully. You would not...

America’s Biggest Crook: Her Politicians

The Enron case made headlines because fraud and deception of such magnitude is fairly unusual in the corporate world. Washington fraud and deception of a much greater magnitude doesn’t make the headlines because fraud and deception in government is standard...

Fidel’s Fig Leaf for A “Useful Idiot”

Fidel Castro loathes anyone who champions freedom and democracy, but for Vladimiro Roca, who was freed this week after nearly five years in prison, he harbors a particular hatred. Roca is a scion of Cuba’s communist elite. His father was Blas Roca, a founding...

An America President in Communist Cuba

Two major stories emerged last week regarding Cuba; one story you probably know — Jimmy Carter was in Cuba — and the other you probably do not. The contrast represents the complete inversion of what really matters. An American president in Cuba, current or...

Gore’s Grossing

When former Vice President Al Gore takes pen to paper – or computer to email – he seemingly can’t avoid engaging in hyperbole. Thus, it is no surprise the man who wrote that we live in “a dysfunctional civilization” in Earth in the...

“Reporting” on Taxes

The Associated Press ran a rare article explaining exactly who pays the federal income taxes. They state that the top 5 percent of income earners pay more than 55 percent of the total federal income taxes. (To be eligible for the top 5 percent, one must have an annual...

Political Correctness Imprisons Speedy Gonzales

From Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, to Wile Coyote’s Roadrunner-catching Acme ingenuity, Warner Brothers’ hilarious Looney Tunes have filled generations of Americans with innocent childlike laughter. Unfortunately, political correctness run amok is depriving...