by Jane Briggs-Bunting Just spent the past three days surfing in and out of the GOP’s Isaac-shortened convention. PBS carried it a lot. The commercial networks gave it just an hour a night. The armchair commentators of the networks, with the exception, of course, of Fox News, was subtly and, at times, blatantly biased against […]
Few are aware that International Atomic Energy inspectors are in Iran year-round.
One of the happiest moments of my two-week travel adventure occurred at 6:30a.m. while sitting on the Copenhagen, Denmark metro after two short hours of sleep. To ensure a stress-free journey to her apartment, my friend Kristina met my travel buddy, Jessica, and I at the Kastrup Airport. On our journey into town, Kristina announced in […]
We’ve written a lot here at S&R about the “donor state/taker state” phenomenon, especially in the context of talk about secession. Of course, you know what they say about the pictures-to-words exchange rate, I’m sure, so instead of boring you with a thousand more words, have a picture. Credit: Thanks, UpWorthy.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. While I’ve never conducted formal research on the question, it has always seemed to me that America’s favorite poem is Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.” (AmericanPoems.com says it’s number three, and frankly, I’d […]
by Lee Camp
Last week I called out the NFL Players Association for sitting idly by while the league screws the refs. You’d think a group of people who came out of that process as mad as the NFLPA membership did would be more than happy to stand up for the zebras. You’d think a group of people […]
Before the GOP ticket goes entirely over the cliff, time for some latter-day satire. Too many more gaffes and blunders, and we lose the farcical “race” underway, no matter how many billions Romney-Ryan spend. More’s the pity.
The phrase “divorce recovery” is loaded with values and implications that may or may not have been intended. Words matter – use them carefully.
GOP convention spared, God turns his judgment on Louisiana: what the hell is He mad about THIS time?
A few days it looked like The Lord Thy God was a’fixin’ to smite the Republican National Convention. Now, though, His Wrath has veered out over open water, picking up steam and drawing a bead on … no, seriously? Again? … New Orleans. Now, I don’t want to get ahead of Him here – The Lord, […]
Streaming services and digital downloads: How can we listen to music in a way that actually benefits the musicians?
I love music. I can’t tell you how much money I’ve spent on it through the years, but a lot. I own thousands of CDs (either in physical or digital form) and am blessed to count as friends some of the most talented artists I’ve ever heard. It’s that last part, I guess, that causes […]
If it weren’t so well funded, the GOP farce could be serious. As it is, Romney is trying hard to make his election run offer as much amusement as Palin did for McCain. And even more support comedy from other GOP sources plays on, to our delight. The parade follows logic, to that degree, when buffoons talk policy, blunders will blossom forth.
According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, (NSDIC) “Arctic sea ice appears to have broken the 2007 record daily extent and is now the lowest in the satellite era.” This announcement was made earlier today, on August 27. The joint International Arctic Research Center/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency team out of Fairbanks, Alaska announced […]
Dear Dad, I know international travel is not your thing, but I went to a place I want you to visit. Iceland may seem a random and obscure destination for Americans, but believe me when I say it’s a hidden gem. I originally decided to stop in Iceland after hearing about a stopover program through […]