Ordinarily we don't like to cover stories that are already receiving a great deal of coverage, and this one has been splashed all over the blogosphere. But we have to cover it, really, because it deals so directly with the Bell's brief, which i…

In the effort to move the world toward human liberty – to induce countries around the globe to implement the regime of individual rights to life, liberty, etc. – the image of turn around an aircraft carrier, redirecting which way it will move in the mi…

On Monday, May 31, 2010, I awakened in my hotel room in Paris to the news that Israeli commandos had attacked a peaceful ship in international waters on its way to Gaza with humanitarian aid.  Several Palestinian aid workers onboard the ship were killed.  No one on the ship had arms.  They were simply gunned […]

Once again, the US may be making yet another Middle Eastern country rich h/t Debra Via NYT; WASHINGTON — The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to […]

There is a provocative recent comment attributed to Harvard University and Nobel Laureate economist Amartya Sen in The Philosopher's Magazine (3rd Quarter 2010, p. 12 and taken from what he reported wrote in the New Statesman magazine). It …

This is an astonishing revelation from our point of view. We have tended to analyze the war from the point of view of the Afghan Pashtuns – which is a lot better than the mainstream media does, anyway – but we were always aware of the large…

It is so interesting to see the ways that people construct the various realities of modern day life – and their evolution. In our opinion, the London Times has gotten a lot more aggressive and honest in terms of covering the current economic cris…

Last night I had the privilege of joining with grassroots organizers and many elected officials on the steps of the courthouse in downtown Tulsa. Together we stood in support of the recent legislation passed by Arizona to deal with illegal immigration …

Thanks to the Internet, one could argue, we are witnessing the beginning of the next great Renaissance/Reformation, free-market era. It is one that may prove even more powerful than the one unleashed by the Gutenberg press and agents such as Luther. No…