Has the GOP gone so far right-wing that the Democrats are in for good, or at least for many years? Bloggers, newspaper columnists and TV talking heads of the liberal persuasion seem to think so. I wouldn’t bet on it, and not because Obama is slipping some in the polls … Continue reading
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
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
“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.