Last Week's Top 5 Hits at


These were the most read columns last week:

Presidential Promises and Pretenses: Obama's contribution to the "deficit of trust," by Jacob Sullum (2/3)

Trial by Ordeal: The surprising accuracy of the Dark Ages' trial by fire rituals, by Radley Balko (2/1)

Big Government's Cronies: The real reason politicians like complicated tax and regulatory schemes, by John Stossel (2/4)

The People's Historian?: Howard Zinn was a master of agitprop, not history, by Michael C. Moynihan (2/3)

Battering Down the Great Firewall of China: How the World Trade Organization could open up Internet access in China, by Ronald Baile(2/2)