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Freedom of Cluelessness, er, Speech

Thanks for this to my oldest friend Chris - wait a minute, that didn’t come out right, I have friends that are older, he and I are the same age, but we’ve been friends since ninth grade so he’s got seniority… anyway, Chris sent me this link to a Daily Show piece about the Berkeley […]

Bill O’Reilly Is Clueless or Lying . . . Who Knew?

People who pay attention to either veterans’ affairs or the problem of homelessness have known since the closing years of the Vietnam War that veterans had become homeless in numbers much larger than their share of the population. At times as many as a third of the homeless have been vets. Most often […]

Supporting the Troops – the Saga Continues

The Shrub team gives us another demonstratio n of multitasking  , here tackling two campaign themes at once – supporting the troops and making education a priority, too. The rest of us can only stand in humble awe:
“The 2,600 members of the Minnesota National Guard returned recently from extended duty in Iraq, which was […]

Brainwashing the Troops (Or Trying…)

Separation of church and state, my ass - the Bush administrati on has included a whack-job fundamentali st group called the OSU (Operation Straight Up) in its official program to “support the troops”, and in this case the support consists of evangelical care packages including copies of a so-called Christian video game based on the […]

Book Review: The Young J. Edgar

The More Things Change…

A review of Young J. Edgar: Hoover, the Red Scare, and the Assault on Civil Liberties, by Kenneth D. Ackerman
Not much happens that is really new in politics or any other part of human life. The Founders knew that, and knew that one of the things that would keep happening was […]