Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Slate: Lunar Parking Permits.
Some 30 years ago people used to make fun of the Libertarian Party for their wacky far-out platform, which included such planks as opposition to the moon treaty, which outlawed private colonization of the moon. Today, these views are a bit more mainstream.
Also at slate: The Wrong Poster Children, criticsm of the pro-Jena-6 demonstrations.
I've spent a lot of time the past few days listening to the radio, stations fading in and out as I drove across the country. One of the snatches of live news I heard was coverage of the Jena 6 situation, so I'm pleased to see Slate with a more nuanced coverage. While the 60 civil rights movement was about nonviolence and speaking truth to power, a lot of the current movement tendency seems to be in support of violence and speaking power to truth.

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