Baseless paranoia of Big Brother

by Phil Elmore -- Social media site Facebook must now, according to the New York Times, "respect the privacy wishes of its users." According to Somini Sengupta of the Times, the federal more…

Time to end the Postal Service

by Phil Elmore -- This is a story about history. Shaped like a ring, the little knife was stamped "6," which was its size. It had a tiny curved blade projecting from more…

The festering Obamavilles

by Phil Elmore -- Obamavilles. That's what people are calling them. As the "Occupy" movement has spread like a plague across the United States – accompanied, appropriately enough, by a panoply of more…

Obama's power to shut you up

by Phil Elmore -- You know that President Obama wants the power to switch off the Internet should he find it necessary to silence the American people. You know that President Obama more…

Death by illegal

by Phil Elmore -- Her name was Kathleen Byham. She is dead. Kathleen was stabbed to death in a "random" act of violence. She was shopping at Wal-Mart last Sunday when one more…

Arrogance squared: Obama and Apollo

by Phil Elmore -- "Forgive me, my old friends," Apollo says, speaking the words to the empty sky. "Take me. Take me." He fades from sight on the wind, joining a pantheon more…

Family court: Where's the compassion?

by Phil Elmore -- In June, a New Hampshire man named Thomas Ball sent a suicide letter to his local paper. After an incident in which he slapped his 4-year-old daughter, Ball more…

Occupy Wall Street and Madame Guillotine

by Phil Elmore -- As the Internet and social media help increasingly well organized Marxist protesters bring their "Occupy Wall Street" mobs to cities across America, the sense that history is repeating more…

How many enemies have you made today?

by Phil Elmore -- Somebody doesn't like it. That's how it starts. Somebody doesn't like it – where "it" is an act or an opinion. In what is arguably still a free more…

Legislating kindness? It's insane

by Phil Elmore -- Who is responsible for suicide? When a human being self-harms, who is to blame? Can anyone but the dead shoulder ownership of their passing? Or shall we elect more…