Name calling–It’s all the rage. Unfortunately, people like to call other people names without first learning what the name means. If it were stupid names like spleendorper (which in some non-existent urban […]
A liberal friend of mine visited a Tea Party rally in her county over the weekend. She told me that, all in all, the rally wasn’t the collection of right-wing nutjobs (my […]
What do the following things all have in common: tobacco safety and the dangers of secondhand smoke, the Strategic Defense Initiative, acid rain, the ozone hole, global warming, and the recent attacks […]
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it?
“You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you’ve got music.” Who said it?
Democracy & Elitism 3: burning down the straw man, and who are these out-of-touch "liberal elites," anyway?
Part 3 in a series. Let’s begin with a quick trivia question. What legislator’s Top 20 donor list includes the following? Blackstone Group (Financial Services) Bain Capital FPL Group (Energy) DLA Piper (Corporate […]
Part eleven in a series “China is more capitalistic than any capitalist country.” Amy, an employee at a jewelry booth in Beijing’s pearl market, strings together a strand of pearls after striking […]
by John Harvin Last night we had dinner with my daughter’s future in-laws. They are devout Christians, members of an ultra-conservative evangelical mega-church. As we sat down to eat, they asked if […]
By Martin Bosworth Right now the Clinton campaign carnage is focused on whether or not falsely claiming to be shot at on a Bosnian tarmac qualifies you to be ready to answer […]