The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today that Al Franken should be certified the winner of the long-running Senate race between Franken and Coleman. Norm Coleman has finally conceded. It’s about freakin time!
It’s a small consolation really to those who lost their life savings to Bernie Madoff, but atleast it’s something… Madoff was sentenced today to 150 years in prison “for operating one of the largest frauds in Wall Street history, an operation that ensnared millionaires, private foundations, a Nobel Prize laureate … Continue reading
A very good read: Dodd And Kennedy Know, Trust, And More Than Ever Rely On Each Other.
Breaking News… Pop star Michael Jackson has died. He was 50 years old. The NY Times sent out a news alert a short time ago that he had been rushed to the hospital. Shortly after that I recieved a call from a friend who said that WBCN in Boston was … Continue reading
Some columns are easier to write than others. This is one of them. Providing all of my research were the “family values” Republicans. This week, second term Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina disappeared for six days, leaving the state without a chief executive who could make decisions in an … Continue reading
Why am I not at all surprised by the news that Governor Mark Sanford, whose strange dissapearance for a few days was the talk of the press and the blogosphere, is (or was?) having an affair. Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina said Wednesday that he had been having an … Continue reading
Roger Cohen’s latest on Iran: The End of the Beginning.
Neda Agha Soltan died Saturday in Iran. She was an Iranian student who was shot by a single bullet amid the protests following the Iranian election. Her last moments were captured on a video that has gone beyong viral to global. Via the NY Times and The Writing Life II: A Poem for … Continue reading
AP News reports today there should be some relief at the pumps once again after “rising nearly every day for the past two months and climbing 67 percent so far this year.” Gas prices were up for a 54th straight day Sunday, by 0.1 cents, to a new national average … Continue reading
The Schuylkill County, Pa., justice system managed to do something that insurance actuaries do with mixed results—it has determined not only the penalty for threats to a human life, but also the value of a human life. ? Norman E. Nickle, 54, who lived in Pottsville, the county seat, … Continue reading