Graphic of the day: Free City
Could "free cities" offer an alternative to immigration?
Architects should know better
One has to wonder why some of them seem to go out of their way to design skyscrapers that look like "erotic gherkins"
75-year-old Swede gets the world's fastest broadband Internet connection
Enough to handle 1,500 HDTV channels simultaneously
Water plant explosion releases chlorine gas cloud in Colorado
Photos of the steam pipe explosion in Manhattan
"Strengthening families" isn't really the job of government
Russian government might ban alcohol on airliners
Drunks have injured other passengers
Firefox market share in Europe is now 28%
In countries like Slovenia, Poland, and Hungary, it's closer to 50%
Turkey says it'll get natural gas from Iran even if US doesn't like it
The tunnels of Las Vegas
Executive order appears to overreach
The President has issued an executive order that freezes the assets of anyone inside or outside the US who, in the determination of the Secretary of the Treasury, is suspected "to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq." The Secretary of the Treasury is not a law-enforcement official, and it would seem likely that this sort of thing could easily be dealt with through normal criminal statutes. But if an American can be punished simply for "pos[ing] a significant risk of committing" an act of violence, then what is the point of criminal law for?