More on Cell Phones and Driving

In the wake of the “first study of drivers texting inside their vehicles,” Matt Ritchell reports in the NY Times that “thirty-six states do not ban texting while driving.” While some folks may not want use of their cell phones regulated by the government, it’s time to wake up and … Continue reading

Highway Agency Wanted Total Cell Phone Ban on Roads

I don’t believe that anyone should use a cell ph0ne while driving. California was ahead of the game on this one, but apparently “seven years ago, the federal National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration recommended that drivers not use cell phones, even with hands-free equipment, while on the road except in … Continue reading

Prescribing Cake to Cure the Health Care Crisis

Marie Antoinette, contrary to popular opinion, never said a solution for the starving masses of revolutionary France in the late 18th century was, “Let them eat cake.” But, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) apparently said something close to it. At a public meeting, one of Grassley’s constituents asked him, “Why is … Continue reading

A Secret History of Neil Armstrong

Finally, somebody’s paying attention to the Moon landing, 40 years ago, today. Over the past several years of blogs, I have tried to keep some remembrance of our most profound anniversary, a future holiday perhaps, on a par with the discovery and taming of fire: the species’ first extraterrestrial landing. … Continue reading

Healthcare Plan… It’s A Work In Progress

“The United States is the only developed nation that does not have a comprehensive national health care plan for all its citizens” — so let’s not gum up the works when we’ve finally reached the moment when we can change that.