Part 1 of 2. I tripped across a provocative headline in the Wall Street Journal the other day: “They Need to be Liberated from Their God.” Turns out the story was about […]
The Best CDs of 2009, pt. 2: the Platinum LPs
In Part 1 we had a look at some very good 2009 releases, and in other years some of those CDs might have made a run at a Platinum LP. As I […]
I man-love me some Obama
by John Harvin Or I did. Now I am not so sure. I voted for Obama, defended him from the snarks of my Hillary-supporting friends, and maxed out my contribution. In Indianapolis, […]
America and its presidents: what the fuck is wrong with you people?
Let’s begin with a brief Q&A with America. Q: Let’s say you’re sick with a potentially deadly disease. Who do you want for a doctor? A: The smartest, most experienced and highly […]
Jesus, McCain and the GOP: a former Republican ponders the future of the party
Most folks don’t realize it – even people who know me fairly well – but I used to be a Republican. Back when I was younger and, one supposes, more naïve about […]
God-talk in the presidential election (or why evangelicals are voting for Barack)
by Dr. Lynn Schofield Clark When it’s time for politics in the U.S., it seems, it’s also time to talk about religion. So first there were stories of Huckabee’s success among evangelicals, […]
Grab the nearest book
By Robert Silvey I’ve been in hibernation for the last few months, barely surviving another bleak Bushy winter, but today the intimations of spring in Californiaâ€”and of hopeful Obamamania throughout this fair […]
Who will do it for you?
Guest Scrogue Aaron Silverstein is a hack of all trades working out of Denver. Trying to make .org changes in the .gov sphere using .net tools, he is an administrator of the […]
Charity is not a health care system. â€” Dr. Terry D. Dickinson, executive director of the Virginia Dental Association, defending dentists against critics “who include public health experts, some physicians and even […]
Former President George W. Bush: What will he do next?
At noon on January 20, 2009, George W. Bush will become a former president of the United States. Assuming they live, he will join former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and his […]