Now that Thanksgivukkah is behind us, it’s time to focus on ChristmaKwanzaToysRusaka. What does that mean? Heck do I know. I just like [...]]]>
For all of his faults, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has a curious knack for making sense every once in a while — sometimes even courageously.
Such is the case with the passing of Nelson [...]]]>
As I argue in my column today, the [...]]]>
Most folks who weren’t yet adults when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on this date in 1941 have little or no knowledge of the rampant isolationism among the American populace in those days.
Most of these folks are familiar [...]]]>
As a public health strategy, making people miserable because they have unhealthy addictions is pretty dubious. I hate seeing people inequitably taxed and forced to huddle outside in the cold because they happen to be addicted to nicotine. But their addiction imposes public health costs and secondhand smoke on the rest of us, so such [...]]]>
Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican, suddenly finds himself the target of ire among the loonies who ordinarily comprise his political base.
Liberal blogger Heather Parton, who calls herself Digby, has the story
HERE‘s a handy timeline that should prompt embarrassment and shame in certain American political [...]]]>
The death of Nelson Mandela has touched off an avalanche of media retrospectives on his life and career, including lots of angles with which most non-South Africans have not been familiar. [...]]]>
It was inevitable, I suppose, that some right-wing wacko would find a way of using the death of Nobel laureate Nelson [...]]]>