Philliesfan is a social scientist and writer who has worked as an analyst for the Department of Defense, served as a naval officer, and taught at the Naval War College.


    Our Two Minute Hate

    Today our local Fox news broadcast (a typical liberal station, not FNC), provided another instance of the press’s noble struggle to defend helpless government against the predations of money-grubbing private

    Romney’s Vision Thing

    When George H.W. Bush ran for re-election, one of the problems he faced was a perceived inability to place his policy objectives into a larger, compelling framework that would capture

    Give Me Liberty Or Get Me Rewrite!

    In the novel 1984, the protagonist, Winston Smith, works in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth, or Minitrue. His job? Alter news articles to reflect current Party policy.

    The Green Inquisitors

    Students, faculty, and staff at a northeastern liberal arts college recently received an email that announced that a printing quota was being imposed in order to reduce the use of