To leftists, dissent equals hate

by Phil Elmore -- "In case anyone thought this was about [health-care reform]," sneered a popular progressive novelist on his Twitter page. He was "retweeting" – sending again to his own followers more…

The social-networking police

by Phil Elmore -- "And you wonder," wrote a conservative relative of mine, "why I don't want a Facebook account." He included a link to a news story he thought I would more…

No, liberals aren't smarter than conservatives

by Phil Elmore -- Nothing promotes popular culture libel – the propagation of myths, lies and misinformation in society and in popular media – as does technology. Ready access to information is more…

Self-defense shooters motivated by fear?

by Phil Elmore -- The purpose of technology, in its most fundamental form, is to amplify human effort. Firearms and knives, the most prominent of the tools, the technology, of self-defense, are more…

Does intellectual property exist?

by Phil Elmore -- Is it anybody's business what you download? A lot of government functionaries think it should be, and they want to put a gun to your Internet provider's head more…

We're all on Obama's enemies list

by Phil Elmore -- "We all share the goal of capturing the terrorists and protecting national security," said a politician in 2008. The same man added that we as a nation "can more…

Vaccine-autism link: Falser than ever

by Phil Elmore -- "Your facts won't change my opinion," my coworker sniffed. It was years ago, now, but I remember the conversation vividly. We had been arguing politics, but it was more…

Obama's totalitarian plans for the Net

by Phil Elmore -- The Internet, the network of networks through which we communicate and transfer data worldwide, is an integral part of modern society. Any threat to the Internet, and to more…

Why send naked pix to space aliens?

by Phil Elmore -- "Is the digital age cutting us off from aliens?" This was the question asked Monday by Chris Matyszczyk. Matyszczyk cites a conference in London, organized by the United more…

The Democrats' technological thuggery

by Phil Elmore -- Force is technology. It is crude technology, but it is technology nonetheless. Technology is the application of a tool or tools to human effort. This produces a result more…