Crystal bollocks

The Seattle Times has asked psychics in Seattle and New Orleans to predict the outcome of Saturday's pre-Superbowl playoff game. One of them is Seattle's "psychic barber," Rick Cook - but a caption helpfully explains that Cook is "not really a psychic." Thank goodness all the others are legit! Me, I can see the future …

Freedom, treason, and the dark at the end of the tunnel: a rant

The Guardian recently floated the idea that NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowdon should be given a pardon. The Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant takes this modest and sensible idea further, and suggests a statue:¬†http://watchingamerica.com/News/229314/edward-snowden-deserves-a-statue/. Like all Presidents, Mr. Obama has learned to pay lachrymose, utterly insincere homage to America's freedom; Mr. Snowdon has, at one brave stroke, …