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"Al-Qaida Says Thanks", by David Horsey
(Thanks to Marc Brands Liberty for pointing us to this.)

Number 271, May 16, 2004

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Letters to the Editor
Letters from Kathryn A. Graham, Curt Howland with reply by L. Neil Smith, e.j.totty, Alan R. Weiss, and Manuel Miles:

The Kaptain's Log
by Kapt Kanada, aka Manuel Miles
'Cut and Run', you murdering slime! In 1973, the last American combat troops left Viet Nam. Two years later, the last CIA torturers ran to the roof of the US embassy and clambered aboard helicopters. They had lost, and they "cut and ran".

Unmitigated Gall
by Ron Beatty
I believe that America is at a turning point. This election year is rapidly assuming critical importance as a defining factor in our country's history, and it's future.

The Price of Fame; The Cost of Freedom
by Lady Liberty
I read numerous online news sources on a daily basis, and I check many of them more than once throughout the day. And so it was that I heard the news of Pat Tillman's death sooner, perhaps, than many. As I read the sketchy details and looked at the photo of Tillman in his proud Ranger uniform, tears came to my eyes. In just a few words and with a single photo, I felt his loss. Oh, certainly it was the merest shadow of the loss his family must feel, but it was a loss none-the-less.

Why Is Smith & Wesson Still Here?
by Carl Bussjaeger
What with being busy these past few years with writing, editing, and publishing (other things like Free Hunter and the Verizon boycott), and being as broke as most writers, I haven't being keeping up with gun magazines. But lately, I've had a little spare time, and access to a another gunnie's subscriptions. It's been fun catching up.

Why There is no Such Thing as a Victimless Crime
by James Maynard
Bob Dylan sang that "In Jersey anything's legal as long as you don't get caught".
Well, outside of Jersey, there seem to be two kinds of crimes.

Do Fraternities Deserve Their Bad Reputations?
by Wendy McElroy
The Frat-Boy. He's the drunken party-animal who date rapes when he isn't playing childish pranks or hazing. He's the low brow, sports-sated rich kid who is rude to women and minorities. We are all familiar with this image of the frat-boy from a flood of TV shows and movies that have revealed him to us. We know frat houses are part of the "rape culture" on campus because feminist studies such as the much-cited "Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture" (1996) tell us so.

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