Thursday, February 10th, 2011
- I’m not sure this headline would officially qualify as a mistake. But it’s still funny.
- The tech business cycle: 1. Turn plucky startup into huge success without ever opening an office in Washington. 2. Develop a libertarian streak as competitors use government to cut you down. 3. Give in, open an office in Washington, and realize that to survive, you too will need to learn to manipulate government to harm your competitors.
- I don’t agree with Sen. Jim Webb on much, but if for no other reason than being a lonely voice of sanity on criminal justice reform, he’s needed in Congress. I also admire the guy’s refusal to partake in Washington power worship. So I’m sorry to see him retire.
- Speaking of people I admire but don’t always agree with, the Rutherford Institute’s John Whitehead has a nice piece at Huffington Post about zero tolerance policies in the schools. Whitehead is among a dying breed of legitimately limited government, intellectually honest conservatives.
- Here’s a good profile of Obama’s new Internet cop, by my colleague Peter Suderman.
- Fact-checking Scientology…
- …and fact-checking Fox News (via Reddit). The “expert” who claimed video games are responsible for the increase in rapes is uninformed. Incidence of rape has been dropping dramatically since the early 1990s.