Two anti-American leftists learning to enjoy Iranian prison time.
Vernor Vinge is a former San Diego State University math professor and a Hugo award-winning science fiction novelist. In Vinge’s 1993 essay “The Coming Technological Singularity” Vinge wrote, “Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.”
John Allison, the former CEO of BB&T, tells Glenn Reynolds how the government and the Federal Reserve caused the financial crisis. Why are politicians and academics still adhering to failed Keynesian economics? Is a private banking system based on the gold standard the answer? Find out.
Thanks to filmmaker and activist Jay Beeber, Angelenos will no longer live under the watchful irises of the city’s red light cameras, which mostly just catch people making right turns on red.
“Seventy-five percent of this multi-million dollar program is going to try to change a behavior that doesnt actually cause any accidents,” says Beeber.
Reason.tv’s Tim Cavanaugh sat down with Beeber to discuss his one-man crusade to rid Los Angeles of red light cameras, which he says actually make intersections more dangerous and, incredibly, cost the city money despite promises of greater efficiency. Following this interview, Beeber and his group Safer Streets LA won their battle when the city council voted unanimously to end the red light camera program despite tough oppositiion from special interests and local politicians.
Steven Pressfield, author of The Profession and The Warrior Ethos, joins Glenn Reynolds to discuss the future of the United States military. Could professional soldiers fill a vacuum left by a declining US military? Could these mercenaries usurp civilian power?
Black From Islam: African American Muslim Defectors (Jalila)
A Film by Layla Merritt
Throughout Pro-Black movement of the 1960′s and 70′s, black Americans converted in droves to Islam. Black From Islam profiles three African American women who were raised in insular, Muslim communities inside America. What they each discovered when they stepped outside led to three fascinating life stories of triumph, tragedy, wisdom, and growth.