A more brazen declaration

David Herzig (Valparaiso): Justice for All: Reimagining the Internal Revenue Service. From the World Policy Journal, a special issue on secrecy and security. Silicon Valley dreams of secession: You won't find a more brazen declaration of techno-utopian libertarian fantasy than startup founder Balaji Srinivasan's speech. Stephen P. Halbrook reviews Emily Gets Her Gun: But Obama Wants to Take Yours by Emily Miller. Thanassis Cambanis on what sprouted in the Arab Spring: A gutted civil society rediscovers its power — and, perhaps, a chance to rewrite the region’s future. Twitter just solved its biggest problem: Words. Brad DeLong on a very nice article by Jim Tankersley about the Affordable Care Act and Tea-Party Land, with one significant flaw. Joan Walsh on the pernicious myth of Obama’s “incompetence”. Nora Caplan-Bricker on how the "crack baby" scare armed the pro-life cause. Felix Salmon on why Apple should be like Bloomberg. Who watches the watchers?: The introduction to Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy by Rahul Sagar. Not so horny: Cuckolded fathers are rare now, and were equally rare in the past. David Birnbaum made his fortune selling jewellery to movie stars; now he has published a “remarkable and profound” investigation into the origins of the universe — is there any reason to take it seriously? Marc Tracy on how crazy senator Mike Lee became a sudden darling of the respectable Right.