Sunday, June 04, 2006

Quick Takes

The real meaning of the Supreme Court's decision in Garcetti v. Ceballos. It's not an anti-whistleblowing decision; it's an employer-rights decision. He who pays the piper calls the tune.

An irrelevant, cross-national comparison of incarceration rates by a knee-jerk libertarian, who thinks that the U.S. rate is "absurd." There's no "right" rate. Each country must do as its circumstances dictate. Perhaps other countries' rates are too low.

The Strata-Sphere links to "Thomas Sowell’s analysis on how the liberal mind set is built upon a pile of self aggrandizing fantasies. It is in four easy parts at RCP (I, II, III, IV)."

Some of the coverage -- and coverage of the coverage -- of the Toronto terrorists. And, relatedly, how "NSA Style Snooping Saved Lives."

Gay marriage "looms as battle of our times." Well, maybe along with immigration and after the war on terror.