Jeff Wolfe's Weblog

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

BUT DID HE PERJURE HIMSELF? - is reporting that JFK had affair with 19-year-old intern. The allusion to Bill Clinton is obvious. There are two problems with that comparison. One, JFK did not lie under oath about it. And two, to paraphrase Lloyd Bentson, Clinton is no Jack Kennedy.

Friday, May 09, 2003

FIRST AMENDMENT, WHAT FIRST AMENDMENT? - Brian Doherty at Reason has a good article on the follies of campaign finance reform. I think it's telling that the latest restrictions were passed in something called the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act. It's clearly bipartisan and not nonpartisan. It represents the two major parties conspiring to prop up the political duopoly that is our current electoral system. With all the attention pornography gets, people tend to forget that the First Amendment is ultimately and fundamentally about political speech--and that seems to be the least protected type of speech today.

Thursday, May 01, 2003

ANOTHER FIRST - There's no reason why this should be cool, but it is. George W. Bush became the first sitting president to make a tailhook landing on an aircraft carrier.