Steve Cantwell

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Leon Wieseltier Responds to Steven Pinker's on Scientism

The question of the place of science in knowledge, and in society, and in life, is not a scientific question. Science confers no special authority, …

Cascade Effects

<i>Welcome Instapundit readers! There is some good and interesting food for thought on the topic and on Syria in particular in the comments. Kick the</i> …

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The New Deal Witch Hunt

Federal targeting and intimidation of conservatives is nothing new.<p>Watergate has become the default historical template for the Obama scandals, as …

The Domestic Roots of International Contempt - Law & Liberty

Russia offers asylum to Edward Snowden, who publicized the extent of the U.S. government’s domestic espionage, thereby presuming to teach America a …

Obama administration pulls references to Islam from terror training materials, official says

4:33 AM 10/21/2011<p>Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole confirmed on Wednesday that the Obama administration was pulling back all training …

10 Psychology Tricks You Can Use To Influence People

Before we get started, it’s important to note that none of these methods fall under what we would term the dark arts of influencing people. Anything …

The Blip

Picture this, arranged along a time line.<p>For all of measurable human history up until the year 1750, nothing happened that mattered. This isn’t to …

Stand Your Ground: The "New" Self-Defense Doctrine That's 136 Years Young

Much has been made lately of the self-defense legal doctrine of Stand-Your-Ground, mostly for political purposes unrelated to any actual legal …

The Plight of the Alpha Female

Are we witnessing “the end of men”? You can see why the idea—also the title of a new book by journalist Hanna Rosin—makes sense. Women obtain the …

A Message to Trayvon Martin Sympathizers

I haven't touched on the Trayvon Martin issue because race matters in this country are the paralysis of the American people. To constructively discuss Trayvon would require empathy, introspection and an understanding of America's social and economic history. This is why the open forums we have seen …

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Margaret Thatcher Exposed The Infantile Illusions Of Socialism

Margaret Thatcher’s economic policies, we are often told, were cruel, harsh, immoral. In fact she was a deeply moral thinker, and the moral superiority of the free market was central to her thinking. She made the case for it like no other major political leader.<p>Before Thatcher, the Conservative …

Survivorship Bias

<b>The Misconception:</b> You should focus on the successful if you wish to become successful.<b>The Truth:</b> When failure becomes invisible, the difference …

Quick Data Security Resources

With all of the attention being paid to data security lately, I wanted to share a few resources with you that I’ve used for the last few years and …

Information Systems

How can I protect my PC's privacy, and my IP address?

<i>Could you please advise me of any privacy software that would most closely match Webroot's Window Washer — now discontinued, sadly — in its aims and</i> …

A massive snail mail surveillance program lets the government know about your pen pals

Your phone calls aren't the only communications that the US government is collecting "metadata" on. For decades now, a snail mail surveillance system has allowed law enforcement agencies to log information that's displayed on the outside of your incoming and outgoing letters. This "mail covers" …

Arrest Caught On Google Glass Reignites Privacy Debate

The Fourth of July holiday brought about another first for Google Glass, the computing device that you can wear on your face.<p>Chris Barrett, a documentary filmmaker and founder of PRServe.com, was wearing Glass for a fireworks show in Wildwood, N.J., when he happened upon a boardwalk brawl and …