“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #109: You Can't Tuna Fish
“It’s absolutely stunning to me, the contempt in which the network holds the audience. The idea that these people have standards is laughable.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #107: Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” Who said it?
D.C.—part two: "What about me?"
I can almost hear Thomas Jefferson calling from across the tidal basin, from across the centuries: “What about me? What about me?” I hardly give the Jefferson Memorial a second glance. I […]
D.C.—part one: "A strong and active faith"
The crickets and katydids still trade chirps between the trees and the bushes that line the Potomac River’s great tidal basin. As I walk along the basin toward the FDR Memorial, the […]
Nightstand: What Scholars & Rogues is reading
Mike Sheehan: I’m reading Marty Beckerman’s Dumbocracy (Disinformation, 2008). Beckerman, who proudly boasts that Hunter Thompson called him a “morbid little bastard,” is an engaging, sharp, equal-opportunity ballbuster who revels in taking to task […]
Millions of Americans are drinking water tainted with drugs
By Martin Bosworth If you were grossed out by the generally reasonable idea of drinking recycled sewer water to preserve supplies, you’ll love this–as many as 41 million Americans have been drinking […]
FISA Failure Postscript: The battle continues
By Martin Bosworth I live in Washington, D.C. For those who don’t know, that means I have no Senator or official Representative to speak for me in Congress. I have a shadow […]
Getting us out of Iraq can get us out of recession
By Martin Bosworth The American Prospect’s Harold Meyerson has an op-ed in the Washington Post today outlining the nature of the coming recession, and how our economic response is going to have […]