“Everything is so ugly now. I don’t know what happened with jazz. It’s political,
it’s angry — anything but musical. Where is it written that music should
be unpleasant? Life is.”
— Artie Shaw

A platform for free thought that respects ideas, even dangerous ones.
Short videos, big ideas — a world of new perspectives, five minutes at a time.
Issues & Insights
Unapologetic support for a free market and a limited federal government
James Lileks
including The Bleat, The Institute of Official Cheer, The Dorcus Collection, and Art Frahm’s effects of celery on loose elastic.
Thomas Sowell
“our greatest contemporary philosopher” – David Mamet
Watts Up With That?
Commentary by Anthony Watts on puzzling things in life, nature, science, weather, climate change, technology
Babylon Bee
Satire so effective it’s regularly fact-checked by the irony-deficient Snopes
Ricochet.com: topical conversation
Even an ordinary semi-intelligent guy in Brooklyn who reads the paper carefully early each morning can regularly catch errors of fact and logic.
Mr. Stoll also offers the Future of Capitalism
Richard Fernandez: Belmont Club
The Mideast Beast
Your Middle Eastern equal opportunity offenders
William A. Jacobson: Legal Insurrection
“a rising up against established authority; rebellion; revolt” + “in conformity with or permitted by law”
Free minds and free markets
John H. Cochrane: The Grumpy Economist
“news, views, and commentary from a humorous free-market POV. After one too many rants at the dinner table, my kids called me ‘the grumpy economist,’ hence this blog and its title”
Previously a lifelong Dem, born in NY and living in NE, surrounded by libs, found herself leaving the fold and becoming a dread neocon.
Background as a therapist, her politics make her a pariah in the profession
Comprehensive summaries of military news and affairs, including under-reported, out-of-the-mainstream, unusual, or just plain weird military-related information.
Human Progress
The fate of humanity is improving. Fast. Here’s evidence.
Mark Hurst’s Creative Good blog
Mark hosts WFMU’s weekly Techtonic radio show
Junk Science
All the Junk That’s Fit to Debunk
Gatestone Institute
Human rights activists, moderate Muslims and investigative reporters amplifying dissident voices worldwide, stressing the need for
reforms in rule of law, property rights, free-market opportunities, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and other institutions of democracy
Philip Greenspun’s Weblog
“A posting every day; an interesting idea every three months.”
The People’s Cube
The Karl Marx Treatment Center
American Islamic Forum for Democracy
Muslims who believe they can practice their faith more freely and
more Islamically in America than any other place in the world
Catallaxy Files
Australian libertarian blog

Updated: July 13, 2023