So what about Egypt, eh? Is there anything more amazing than the relatively spontaneous gathering of humanity to peacefully declare freedom for itself? This following Tunisia must bring up comparisons to Eastern Europe in the late 80′s and early 90′s. Unlike the “color revolutions” of the 00′s which looked like foreign policy set plays to […]
Let’s establish something here and now: I detest Jay Cutler. He’s an entitled, punk-ass little sulk whose attitude makes everyone around him worse. The way he handled his exit from Denver was remarkable in one key respect: he managed to make Josh McDaniel look mature and competent by comparison. As wrong as Coach McSkippy was […]
Nonproliferation is a non-starter when those who seek to enforce it refuse to convincingly disarm. Nuclear “apartheid” is a critical concern to many states.
A good blog is one that makes you stop and think for a few minutes. A great blog is one that causes you to stare off into space for a month or two as you try to sort out what you really think. I guess that makes Sam Smith’s tri-centennial manifesto a great blog. It […]
Timorous Trigonometries by Mark Todd “The limit of ‘the secant line’ is ‘the tangent line.’” – John H. Matthews & Russell W. Howell, “The Tangent Parabola” in The AMATYC Review Their remarks cut seldom perpendicular, nor to the heart’s core, hers a secant of intent, an entry aimed to exit near his fleshed circle of […]
Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska governor and Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, will address Washington University students on abstinence during next month’s Sex Week activities. The younger Palin, you’ll recall, became pregnant at age 18, creating a certain measure of campaign discomfort for her mother and GOP presidential hopeful John McCain. Only in America […]
If I’m a parent, or a prospective employer, or the admissions committee of a university, what I really want to know is whether a particular young man or woman is qualified at X level, however we define that, right? I can look at the transcript and see that she had a 3.24 GPA and that […]
Previously: Part 1: The Gold LPs Part 2: The Platinum LPs Things fall apart, but the band plays on. There have been a lot of years where the competition for CD of the Year was hotly contested, but I’ve always been able to make a call in the end. I think I probably got it […]
“Should taxpayers in Indiana who have paid their bills on time, who have done their job fiscally be bailing out Californians who haven’t?” House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., asks. “No. That’s a moral hazard that we are not interested in creating.” – Fox News Blog This nonsense has prompted a pretty good comment […]
The second-biggest topic of discussion in American pro football circles these days (right after the Super Bowl) is what’s in store for next season. More specifically, will there be a next season? In case you haven’t been paying attention, the owners are set to lock out the players and the two sides don’t seem terribly […]
by Terry Hargrove I am the most boring person I know. Oh, I’m not complaining, I’m bragging. But it’s not easy being boring. It requires vigilance and constant attention to detect possible danger. Let me explain. Yesterday, my wife said to me, “Do you know what I’d really like to do?” “I give up. What […]
One reason why you didn’t get the job you were perfect for: can we ask companies to stop the fake job Dog & Pony Show process?
Millions of Americans are looking for jobs, and they’re using a wide range of approaches: want ads, online job boards, headhunters and recruiters, networking, these are common approaches. But in an environment where there are far fewer jobs than candidates, none of them are working especially well. Sometimes, though, you wonder how you missed out. […]