It was one of this election season’s most surreal moments. Right about the time the other night that Barack Obama was clinching the Democratic nomination, a reanimated corpse Sen. John McCain took […]
The Never-Ending Presidential Campaign: What's it cost us?
You’ve probably noticed a relatively new phenomenon in American politics: The Never-Ending Presidential Campaign. (Might make a good animated flick, eh?) And you’ve likely thought Gee, this has been going on for-evuh. […]
'I'll stand up to those special interests.' Really? How?
We are all going to die. When we do, an industry with 100,000 employees will annually collect about $11 billion in revenue from our survivors, who presumably love us and wish to […]
GOP Senate candidate not entirely sure what state he lives in
As the Colorado Senate campaign starts to hot up, GOP hopeful Bobblehead Shaffer has launched a new TV ad telling us how he’s the change Colorado needs. It’s a pretty spot, which […]
Pols fail to comprehend breadth of infrastructure crisis
About 10 months have passed since the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed into the Mississippi River during afternoon rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145. Construction of the bridge’s $234 million […]
Imagine a secretary of state whose idea of foreign policy is abolishing nuclear weapons
Especially at a time when the recent release of photographs of Hiroshima’s aftermath by an unknown Japanese photographer reminds us anew that nuclear weapons are not intended for use on another state’s […]
Nota Bene #18 Part 1 of 2
Nota Bene attempts to provide an overview of the week’s news. Meanwhile, in its appendix, we cull trenchant comments to articles and posts, as well as those heard in person or emailed. […]
Obama makes Bush dog go all warm and fuzzy
When Barack Obama was endorsed by Jay Rockefeller in late February, it was considered a feather in his national security cap because the senator from West Virginia is the chairman of the […]
Paulson's rescue plan: Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic
By Martin Bosworth I was deeply amused to read the breathless news coverage of Hammerin’ Hank Paulson’s “ambitious” and “sweeping” plans to restructure the federal financial regulatory structure. It says something about […]
Whom will next president appoint? To what? Why?
I still do not know whom I will vote for as president. That’s because what I wish to know, candidates will not tell me — whom they’ll appoint to office. It is […]