Archive for October 29th, 2002

William F. Buckley reports on the raging controversy: The major battleground next week is in Nevada, where people will vote on Question 9. If the vote is affirmative, in 2004 a constitutional ratifying amendment will be on the ballot which would legalize pot, which is to say, permit 3-ounce packets of it to be sold […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted October 29, 2002 @ 8:23 PM | General

This topic been circulating for a while. Jim at Philosoblog kicked things off by discussing (scroll down, Blogger permalinks busted as usual) the role of envy in leftist politics. I pointed out that envy can be animated by such tiny distinctions that placating it is of no use. Michael of Team Blowhard jumped in, arguing […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted October 29, 2002 @ 8:08 PM | Culture,Philosophy

I was listening to Jerry Cronin, the Right-to-Life Party gubernatorial candidate in New York, on the radio this morning, and he claimed that the Hippocratic Oath proscribes abortion. This sounded wrong to me, so I looked it up. Turns out he’s right. The injunctions of the original oath are remarkable. They are: To tithe one’s […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted October 29, 2002 @ 1:27 PM | General