More Letters in NY Post Respond to Op-ed on Steroids and Baseball.
Well, people feel pretty strongly about this issue. Again one of the letters brings up in a very general way the point that I have heard over the week: if some players use steroids, everyone else will also be forced to use them and that you may only have a few who are really willing to use them. It doesn't really seem to me that there is a free-riding problem here because the league and the union internalize the costs and benefits. If the net benefits to the fan from this higher quality play exceeds the costs imposed on the players, the league has an incentive to let players use the drugs. If not, they won't. The responses to the other letters seem straightforward. I am not sure why we don't recognize that people make informed decisions about risk every day or that in all sorts of ways people take risks to improve performance in life. Football injuries are just one example. Do we really need to have the government regulate everything?
One take on Mary Francis Berry's term ending on the US Commission on Civil Rights
Saddam Hussein's trial in limbo
Because of this "Iraqi judges and prosecutors chosen to try Saddam Hussein are 'nowhere near ready', according to western officials who saw them at a secret training session in London."
Letters in NY Post Respond to Op-ed on Steroids and Baseball
Four victims shot dead in ''No-guns'' Ohio nightclub
This incident reinforces the fact that disarmament zones only disarm honest, law-abiding citizens; not the criminals who prey upon them.
This mass killer broke scores of firearms, liquor and criminal laws in committing this rampage. These same laws did nothing to protect the law-abiding citizens at this event.
Under current Ohio law, bearing handguns for self-defense in establishments which serve drinks under a Class D liquor license is illegal, even for employees. In fact, Ohio's law would prevent SECURITY at this nightclub from carrying a handgun, even if the club owner had wanted them to do so.
When the Ohio House or Representatives passed Sub. House Bill 12 in 2003, specific exemptions were contained to allow bar owners to protect themselves and their patrons. This provision was stripped from the final bill by the state Senate.
Many other states allow concealed handgun license-holders to enter into liquor establishments, and even to consume alcohol, so long as they do not drink to the point of impairment.
Ohio's complete ban on self-defense in liquor establishments has proven time and again to be a complete failure. It is time for Ohio to join the other state's who have recognized there is nothing to fear from law-abiding citizens who choose to defend themselves.
Academics making inaccurate claims about confirmation rates of judges
So What's Wrong with Players on Steroids?
UPDATE: Rush Limbaugh discussed our op-ed during the first and second hours of his radio show today. FreeRepublic.com also has a long thread discussing the op-ed. It also was reprinted on Foxnews.com and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
An interesting op-ed on Bernard Kerik, the new head of Homeland Security
More on bias in academia
An interesting perspective on the UN
Also suppose that the son of the company president was getting paid by another business that profited from the embezzlement scheme, and the company president had claimed that his son's affiliation ended in 1999, but actually the son continued with the business until 2004. And suppose that the company president and his staff were obstructing government investigations into their own corruption. Oh, and let's also suppose that the corporate president and his underlings had attempted to influence the recent U.S. presidential election.