Letters to Mr. Ed
by Our Readers
Letters from Dan Weiner, Harlan Bennett, Alan R. Weiss, Stephen
Carville, Michael Kielsky, and Scott Bieser:
by William Stone, III
Daniel Conan Weiner, longtime political activist and lately the
editor of the Libertarian Webzine "The Libertarian Enterprise", died
Wednesday morning, October 29, 2003 after a long battle with cancer.
The New Space Race
by Patrick K Martin
So, it's finally happening, someone else is going into space, about
damn time too. I was two years old when the first man set foot on the
moon, and I was six when the last one did. I'm now thirty-seven, and
I've waited all these years to see somebody, anybody, build a real
space program. In 1973 America slashed budgets, crippled programs and
shelved new technologies which would have taken our people to the
moon, Mars and beyond. Our exploration and exploitation of space were
replaced with a combination of showpiece displays like Voyager and
Viking, and the dismal space-shuttle which was never meant to be the
low-cost hi-volume vehicle needed to power a real program.
Jettison the "Commercial Space Act" (HR 3245)
by Lehr Duquesne
A coalition of wonk farms and aerospace corporadoes is leaning on the
Congress to pass the Commercial Space Act of 2003 (HR 3245).
Introduced into the House by Representatives Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA),
Ralph Hall (D-TX) and Bart Gordon (D-TN), this bill will further
muddle an already over-regulated and uncertain suborbital space
No News is Better than "The News"
by Caleb Paul
Having spent the better part of the past half a year in countries
where I don't speak the language(s), I really don't have much of an
idea about what's going on in the world at large. Oddly enough, I can
understand some of the stuff here in Bulgaria, since it's quite
similar to Russian (which I know a bit of), so I get a laugh out of
seeing election posters with slogans like "working for you" (which
I'd like to change to "stealing from you"), but that's about where
it ends for me.
by Roberta J. Barmore
After successfully avoiding the over-hyped "new twenty" for two
weeks, time ran out on me Sunday, and a pair of them have since made
some sort of nest in my purse.
The Kaptain's Log: Harass Thine Enemy
by Manuel Miles, aka Kapt Kanada
In the War On State Terrorism, we Libertarians must employ guerrilla
tactics. Only in this way can we win against the Leviathan of the
New World Order. As the current stage of the struggle is that of
Winning Hearts and Minds, our tactics must serve the strategy of
showing our fellow tax-serfs that The State is lying to us.
Kobe Case Puts Victims' Rights on Trial
by Wendy McElroy
When Kobe Bryant goes to court on rape charges, he will not stand
trial alone. Society's view of "victims' rights" will also be under
scrutiny. A growing belief that false accusations of sexual assault
have become commonplace has prompted a demand for fairer treatment of those
accused, especially from the media. Critics of the media coverage
seem particularly bitter about the standard policy of extending
anonymity to accusers but not to the accused. They believe the double
standard stigmatizes the accused, who should be presumed innocent,
and encourages false accusations.
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