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Timaeus the Wolf

The Fear of Freedom

I want to delve a little deeper into a concept that’s been stewing in my brain for a while now. I mentioned briefing in a previous post that the gun control debate, like so many other debates, is really more... Continue Reading →

News Briefing: 12-18 OCT 2017

Here is your weekly news briefing for 12 – 18 OCT 2017.   Xi Jinping at Communist Party Congress: Time for China to take the centre stage http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-41647872   North Korea warns of imminent nuclear war http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/17/north-korean-un-diplomat-warns-nuclear-war-may-break-moment/   Overview of... Continue Reading →

News Briefing: 5-11 OCT 2017

Here is your weekly news briefing for 5-11 OCT 2017.   North Korean missile able to reach US mainland after modernization http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-russia/north-korean-missiles-will-be-able-to-reach-u-s-after-modernization-ifax-cites-russian-lawmaker-idUSKBN1CF0XP   Analysis: Unknown actor attacking US and Canadian diplomats in Cuba https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/10/04/no-one-knows-who-attacked-us-and-canadian-diplomats-in-cuba-but-the-plot-appears-to-be-working-analysis.html   Syrian violence highest since Aleppo... Continue Reading →

Part 2: Conservatives, Liberals and the Problem of Agency

In my previous post, I discussed briefly how conservatives often misconstrue the right to bear arms for the right to pointlessly expend ammunition, even in unsafe and childish ways. Now I must confess, on behalf of the Right, that the... Continue Reading →

Part 1 : When Liberals are (Partially) Right About Gun Control

UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF ARTICLE In the wake of Las Vegas, the political debate shifted rapidly and predictably back to the Second Amendment. As usual, there are those on the Left demand the “common sense” disarming of the public, and... Continue Reading →

News Briefing: 28 SEP – 04 OCT 2017

This is your weekly news briefing for 28 SEP – 04 OCT 2017.   Puerto Rican relief efforts struggle to distribute available resources https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/us/puerto-rico-aid-fema-maria.html   Las Vegas shooting kills 50+, wounds 500+ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/us/las-vegas-gunman.html   Kurdish Independence: Analysis https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-kurds-of-iraq-what-kind-of-independenceif-any-1506591002   More... Continue Reading →

News Briefing: 21-27 SEP 2017

Here is your weekly news briefing for 21-27 SEP 2017.   Sec. of Def. James Mattis assassination attempt: “We will not abandon Afghanistan.” https://www.voanews.com/a/mattis-in-afghanistan/4046065.html   French conservatives retain Senate seat in blow to Macron’s party http://www.france24.com/en/20170924-french-conservatives-republicains-retain-senate-majority-macron-LREM-party-setback   Kurdish Independence https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/kurds-in-iraq-vote-in-historic-referendum-for-independence/2017/09/25/a477549e-a14d-11e7-b573-8ec86cdfe1ed_story.html?utm_term=.f9ddb047c807... Continue Reading →

News Briefing: 13-20 SEP 2017

Here is your weekly news briefing for 13-20 SEP 2017.   North Korea seeks military equilibrium with US http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-seeking-military-equilibrium-with-u-s-idUSKCN1BP35B?il=0   Trump blocks takeover of US company by China, citing national security https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/09/15/trump-just-blocked-a-chinese-takeover-of-a-sensitive-u-s-company-heres-whats-going-on/?utm_term=.fe50649cb682   Second suspect in London train bombing arrested... Continue Reading →

News Brief: 24-30 AUG 2017

This is your weekly news briefing for 24-30 AUG 2017.   North Korea launches three missiles, one of which passes of Japan https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/north-korea-is-reported-to-have-launched-another-missile-heightening-tensions/2017/08/25/4569a10c-89e5-11e7-96a7-d178cf3524eb_story.html?utm_term=.da07cc735bd9   UN Security Council universally condemns North Korea’s missile launches, demands immediate end to nuclear program http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/council-unanimously-condemns-korea-missile-tests-170830004710700.html... Continue Reading →

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