SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2010
FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2010
Author J.D. Salinger's death on Wednesday got lots of appropriate attention but it seems to have eclipsed that of political scientist Howard Zinn on the same day. Sallinger was known primarily for his novel "Catcher in the Rye." Zinn was known most widely for one...
A Kansas jury deliberated for all of 37 minutes before finding Scott Roeder guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. Roeder, who shot Tiller in the head during services at his church, was relying on a so-called necessity...
THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2010
TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2010
MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2010
This video is from "Ukraine's Got Talent." Using sand and a light box, an artist depicts the World War II invasion and the toll from the three-year occupation. Her performance is so powerful that the audience is reduced to tears. Do you ever wonder what...
FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2010
After finally acknowledging he's the father of Frances Quinn Hunter, former presidential candidate John Edwards gets all misty on us about his earlier denials: "...hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me."Understands what? That her dad put his libido and his political aspirations...
THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2010
That's what it looks like anyway. Pelosi won't be able to get the votes needed to pass the Senate bill. Meanwhile, the Senate bill needs 60 votes and now has 59 (at best).Scott Brown says he's open to working with Democrats on a bill. He...
TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2010
SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2010
Not surprisingly, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the question of whether people who sign initiative and referendum petitions are entitled to a cloak of secrecy. Until the robed ones rule, though, we underlings still have time to discuss the matter. So I ask...
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2010
TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2010
MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2010
A Libertarian's ranking of presidents. Would be interested in gmorton's thoughts.This ranking puts some of the more obscure presidents at the top. Van Buren, Cleveland, Tyler, Coolidge, Taylor. It doesn't think very highly of the guys on Mount Rushmore.Would Bob Barr, the most recent Libertarian...
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2010
TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2010
MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2010
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