The Economist pushes for drug legalization

by Bill Steigerwald -- Any $50-a-day crackhead can tell you why politicians of both major parties so blindly support America's war on (some) drugs. What is more perplexing/ discouraging/ frightening is why more…

Chandra mystery theatre

by Bill Steigerwald -- Welcome to this morning's episode of "Where's Chandra?" Like "All-Monica-All-the-Time," the last national soap opera brought to you by Media Frenzy Productions (viewer discretion is advised) "Where's Chandra?" more…

Mother Jones rakes the muck of meat

by Bill Steigerwald -- As mass entertainment, muckraking is a long lost art. A hundred years ago a dozen popular magazines with names like McClure's, Hampton's and Collier's made their livings exposing more…

Adams family history

by Bill Steigerwald -- John Adams, America's recently re-discovered President No. 2, was a brave revolutionary and Founding Father who filled thick books with wise writings about constitutional government. When it came more…

Songbirds vs. humans

by Bill Steigerwald -- Every school boy has heard of Jonas Salk. Every school girl has heard of DDT, the man-made pesticide that killed songbirds along with the bad bugs. But unless more…

The wussification of America

by Bill Steigerwald -- Laugh. But 100 years from now, historians, social anthropologists and standup comedians will look back and say it was the defining issue of our time. Like Civil Rights, more…

Nature is nasty by nature

by Bill Steigerwald -- Hate to ruin your day, fellow earthlings, but Nature is not our friend. In fact, she tries to kill us and our raggedy excuse for civilization every chance more…

The attack of the rich juvenile delinquents

by Bill Steigerwald -- You have to work hard to get excited about crime these days, but the usually sober conservatives at American Enterprise are in quite a tizzy over juvenile delinquency. more…

America is losing another war

by Bill Steigerwald -- It is a war America's been losing since the early 1970s. Declared by President Nixon, centrally directed by the federal government, funded by billions of taxpayers' dollars, it more…

Do you secretly hate cars?

by Bill Steigerwald -- You secretly hate cars. Come on, fess up. You think cars are the cause of everything that's wrong with our world ? they wreck our air, they spread more…