At WashPo, the narrative is more important than the facts… Earlier today a friend forwarded me, via e-mail, the text of an opinion piece that was ostensibly about the “new reality” on the right. It […]
The GOP’s highly entertaining civil war
Embarrassing defeat in government shutdown and debt ceiling face-off reveals cracks in GOP coalition. While I have retired from political blogging, there is some value in pausing, from time to time, to […]
Elections are educational! 14 things we wouldn't have known without Campaign 2012
Everybody seems to be so negative about campaign season. They hate the ads, they hate the mudslinging, they hate the lying, they hate the candidates. Not me – I LOVE campaign season. […]
Todd Akin has some thoughts to share (by Paul Szep)
Mr. Obama: are you a Muslim? (by Paul Szep)
Free Speech for Dummies (and Dittoheads)
Last October, country music star Hank WIlliams, Jr. made a remark about Obama and Hitler playing golf, touching off a controversy that saw ESPN end its relationship with Williams (who had been […]
Iowa nice, but the caucuses are still a huge problem
Have you seen the vid on Youtube called “Iowa Nice”? If not, let’s start there. The producer of the video, Scott Siepker, is an Iowa State University grad and host of Iowa Outdoors […]
Should math be taught in schools?
Props, yo. (And thanks to Wendy Redal for passing it along….)
Nota Bene #117: Wake Up!
“Hollywood is so crooked that Mafia gangsters are entirely outclassed and don’t stand a chance. People in Hollywood are smarter. They have more sophisticated knowledge of money and deals and how to […]
Nota Bene #113: Seth's Near-Death
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it?