- Zadok the Champ
The origin of the anthem of the European soccer Champions League.
- Weekend Film Recommendation: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The BBC mini-series Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is the perfect realisation of John Le Carré's novel.
- The Equality of Elfland
G.K. Chesterton's "democratic faith" demanded that the choosing of spouses be left to ordinary people, not the state. Which ideological tendency today best practices what he preached?
- A Memorial Day Weekend Reflection on Political Memory
Why do we remember politicians as being against things they were for, and vice versa?
- You know you’ve been pushing it …
… when your sleep debt gets referred to a collection agency.
- From the Language Police Blotter: Vosotros
Although most people on the east coast (and many people here) haven’t realized it yet, Eric Garcetti was elected Mayor of Los Angeles on Tuesday. I’m pleased. I voted for him, and despite the fiscal and governance difficulties that he faces, I think he will do a good job as much any Los Angeles mayor can. [...]
- Room for Debate: cannabis policy
Six short essays: hawks, doves, and analysts.
- Rights, outcomes, and the Golden Rule in drug policy
In which Schelling, Rawls, Kant, and Jesus of Nazareth gang up on John Stuart Mill.
- The 200-Fold Increase in Old Age Housing Support Under Thatcher
Contrary to stereotype, funding for old age housing exploded under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
- Sports rules and laws
There’s something arguably wrong with every sport; how could it not be so? Soccer doesn’t have enough scoring for game scores to be a good indicator of relative performance, football and flat racing hurt their players, NASCAR is climate-hostile, and on and on. The rules of life – laws – are perpetually flawed too, but [...]