With the passing of the fortieth anniversary of the first Moon landing, the question naturally presents itself. Can a country that has learned to embrace shortsightedness and selfishness learn to share the health care load?
Back from a vacation that kept me out of range of the Internet, I’m trying to catch up on what’s going on in Iran. If you’re wondering what it’s all about, you can get caught up right along with me.
There are two very important lessons that we must learn from geology if we are to survive as a nation and as a species. The first is that calamity can happen to anyone, as it did to the Romans, the Akkadians, and the Minoans. It has happened to many others. It can happen to us. The second is that the reason we do science is a simple one: to survive what is to come.
In an era when most of Western society accepts lesbian, gay, and bisexual people as equals, the United States military still drums them out whenever it finds them. It has treated genuine heroes with disrespect merely due to their sexual preference.
In contrast to what one sees in the news and elsewhere, it seems clear that America at large is pretty affirmatively interested in some form of investigation into the torture practices of our government.
A century ago, the Republican Party had very different priorities when it came to working people. Then again, the Democrats used to be more interested, too.
Far from being an undemocratic thing, courts deciding that gay marriage is a right have been performing one of their most important functions in a democracy – protecting the rights of a minority and enforcing the Constitution.
In the case of a badly-researched article by a DC insider, we once again see that utter nonsense can be concocted and then echoed before there’s time to look things up, much less debunk them.
The Chrysler Corporation filed for bankruptcy today, after efforts led by the Obama Administration to cut a deal that would relieve Chrysler of much of its debt obligations fell short. What will be the fallout from all this?
Today, Mitch McConnell threatened to use “procedural weapons” in retaliation for being frozen out of the decision process on health care. What weapon was he referring to? The same one he’s been using all along, the filibuster.