- Neither Sword Nor Shield: Full-Spectrum Civilian Disarmament. William N. Grigg, Pro Libertate (2010-01-03).
The wages of civilian disarmament: U.S. troops shovel the mortal remains of disarmed Sioux into a mass grave at Wounded Knee, January 1891. “We need to make it clear,” fulminated Patrick Lynch of the New York City Policeman’s Benevolent Association, “that if someone lifts even a finger against a police…(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)
- Google to Cease Censoring Search Results in China. John Gruber, Daring Fireball (2010-01-12).
Google senior vice president David Drummond: We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law,…(Linked Tuesday 2010-01-19.)
- The Winnowing of Ayn Rand. Roderick Long, Cato Unbound (2010-01-20).
Like many others, I discovered Ayn Rand around the age of 15; her writings were my introduction to the field of philosophy, thereby setting me on the path to my present career. And while my views over the years have increasingly diverged from hers in numerous details, the fact that…(Linked Wednesday 2010-01-20.)
- Three Dead in Guantánamo. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-01-20).
In June of 2006, three prisoners at Guantánamo Bay died. According to the official story, the trio committed suicide simultaneously in separate cells, an act which the camp's commander infamously declared a form of "asymmetrical warfare waged against us." Scott Horton at Harper's has a different tale to tell. From…(Linked Wednesday 2010-01-20.)