Space, the socialist, PC frontier

George Mason University Prof. Ilya Somin writes about the politics of Star Trek, and finds … Libertarians Should Love That The Good Guys Are Tolerant and Diverse… Relative to most other science fiction shows—and popular culture shows generally—Star Trek has a long history of addressing political issues in a thoughtful way. Some of its themes are […]

Uniformly original Star Trek

With the 50th anniversary of the original (and best) Star Trek coming up Sept. 8, Esquire decided to look at its 23rd-century 1966 look: In “Tomorrow Is Yesterday,” an episode of the original Star Trek, the good ship Enterprise accidentally time warps back to 20th Century Earth. A gung-ho U.S. Air Force colonel captures our hero […]

He was Smokey before he was the Bandit

It is I suppose ironic, given how much TV I used to watch, how little TV I watch now. My TV- and movie-watching days coincided with the superstardom of actor Burt Reynolds, whose megahit (given its low budget) “Smokey and the Bandit” premiered when I was a sixth-grader. A decade before that, Reynolds was a TV […]

Trump, Democrats, Russians and emails

On Monday, reports The Hill … Fox News contributor George Will says GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will not release his tax returns because they may show “he is deeply involved in dealing with Russia oligarchs.” The claim — which Will could not support with any tangible proof — was made to Bret Baier on Fox […]

Obama vs. Hillary

My lack of faith in voters getting the Nov. 8 election correct (which would mean voting for neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump) makes me doubt Ben Shapiro‘s first sentence, but the rest is correct: Hillary Clinton is in serious trouble. She’s not in trouble because of the massive competence of Donald Trump. She’s in […]