The website is essential reading for me. In my opinion, it is the most useful and important comprehensive news and opinion site around.

The people behind it can likely be labeled as a mix of paleo-conservatives and libertarians who are refreshingly open to a wide spectrum of news and opinions from across the political spectrum and around the world, with a perspective that consists of opposing the idea of the US being a military empire, opposing wars of aggression, and protecting civil liberties.

They are holding a fund drive and I urge those who can to donate something.

Frank VanderSloot, billionaire bully

Frank VanderSloot is an Idaho-based billionaire CEO of a company called Melaleuca that sells dietary supplements and cleaning products in a manner that has been likened to the dubious Amway model. He is supposedly a devout Mormon who has opposed measures that are seen as gay-friendly and he and his company are one of the largest donors ($1 million) to the pro-Romney SuperPAC, Restore Our Future and [Read more…]

Wikipedia and its ‘undue weight’ policy

Like most people, I find Wikipedia to be quite useful. It has grown on me over time and I have donated to their fund drives as I think it serves a valuable function and is also a great experiment in open-source knowledge and the wisdom of the crowds. I have found that on topics that I know something about, it has often been quite good. I generally tend [Read more…]