All posts by James Ament

Scientifically, What Is the Worst Way to Die?

From Motherboard. Well, since this isn’t the Middle Ages (also, see scaphism, an ancient Persian method of execution), the worst way to die is how many of us will—a lingering death, alone. Managing pain is no doubt the critical element.

“Why are we so fat?”

From The New Yorker, an article that tries to explain it all. My simple view: we eat too much of the wrong things and don’t get enough exercise.

My diet book, that will never sell because it’s only one sentence: Burn more calories than you consume.

Prosecutorial Overreach & Plea Bargaining

Via Instapundit with a link to Conrad Black’s essay on the abuse within our criminal justice system. Some of the comments at Instapundit are enlightening—nothing is simple about this. If there were no plea bargains, the criminal justice system would grind to a halt.

The New Threats to Free Speech

Found here.

The U.S. and Britain have long considered themselves the standard-bearers for freedom of expression. Can this proud tradition survive the idea that ‘hurtful’ speech deserves no protection?

Censorship is coming back! What happened to “liberalism?” It’s gone fascist.