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It's Not All Bad News

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Here in the twenty-first century, "news" means "bad news." But a fair reading of events sometimes turns bad news into ordinary news.
Johnny Carson

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Johnny Carson, one of America's most beloved personalities, and one of its most tortured souls.
The Worldwide Threat against Enlightenment Ideals

The Worldwide Threat against Enlightenment Ideals

America's founders believed that natural rights and legal protections enjoyed by England applied to America. They might be horrified to see them at threat in Turkey.
Age of Guns on Campus

The Age of Guns on Campus

Most schools today are proud to be gun-free zones. But there was a time when colleges made weapons available to students.
National Fear

National Fear

Fear over individual matters can sometimes be a sign of concern or care. But when it rises to the national level, it becomes dangerous.
Fake News

Fake News, Fake Conclusions

People complain about fake news, and rightly so. But there's another fake thing that's even worse.
Partial Information

Surviving in a World of Partial Information

Much of what passes today for in-depth analysis is merely partial information based on rough extrapolations and hearsay. Yet we still trust it.
Joseph Warren

The Patriot Who Could Have Replaced Jefferson

Jefferson is rightly lauded as the author of the Declaration of Independence. If he had lived long enough, Joseph Warren of Massachusetts would have been a worthy alternate to craft the document.
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VSM: Tricks with Goto in Visual Basic and C#

Goto has a poor reputation in many programming languages, but it doesn't help when Visual Basic and C# don't agree on its use.