Archive for May, 2006

Immigration Implications …

By Denise Best | Related entries in In The News

Interesting read and perspective on implications of the recent “immigration reform” legislation … Thoughts? Tweet

May 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

War Is Hell

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, The War On Terrorism, The World, War

I found the following account from a CNN reporter who was in Iraq to be both heartfelt and sad. Check it out. I know the Marines that were operating in western al Anbar, from Husayba all the way to Haditha. I went on countless operations in 2005 up and down the Euphrates River Valley. I […]

May 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 20 Comments »

Lloyd Bentsen Wouldn’t Be Welcome in Today’s Democratic Party

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in General Politics

Jonathan Gurwitz of the San Antonio Express-News has written an excellent editorial pointing out that the late, great Texas Senator, Lloyd Bentsen, would likely be unwelcome in today’s Democratic Party. Bentsen, who was partisan enough to earn the 1988 vice-presidential bid, was nonetheless an independent thinker who was unafraid to embrace traditionally conservative ideas (particularly […]

May 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 32 Comments »

“Politics is at its most invigorating when it’s cacophonous and chaotic.”

By amba | Related entries in Elections, General Politics, Technology

Jonathan Alter in Newsweek writes about the evolutionary confluence of technology and politics, and announces an intriguing new initative to creatively disrupt the 2008 elections. All you need is a modem and a dream. Bob Schieffer of CBS News made a good point on “The Charlie Rose Show” last week. He said that successful presidents […]

May 30th, 2006 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Iran Extends Olive Branch?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Foreign Policy, The War On Terrorism, The World

Could they be slowing down their enrichment program so the US would be more likely to join them for direct negotiations? NY Times has more: In discussions with White House and State Department officials in recent days, Europeans have described the inspectors’ findings, clearly hoping to influence a debate within the Bush administration over whether […]

May 30th, 2006 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

15 Gallons Of Cow Farts

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Environment

Apparently some cars that run on natural gas are using refined methane to go, go, go. The kicker? It’s 1/5th the price of regular gasoline. Oh Bessie! Tweet

May 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Finally, A Specific Game Plan for the Democrats.

By amba | Related entries in Discuss, Education, Elections, Environment, General Politics, Health Care, Immigration

From Seth Chalmer, also quoting Jared Lefevre of The Split Rail. Jared: 1. A strategy for Iraq, set in clear terms… 2. Securing ports and borders… 3. Initiatives to support the development of green technology. Governmental power (grants, tax breaks, etc.) should be used to support a growing industry that will not only protect us […]

May 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Porn Free

By Callimachus | Related entries in Ideas, Media, Sexuality

[Warning, some explicit language herein] Here is someone who rejects the notion that the explosion of digital pornography is a thing to be celebrated, a “glorious Dionysian orgy after two millennia of unnatural Christian repression.” For every positive effect porn has, there is a Larry Flynt and a slew of victims. I have one friend […]

May 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Is Al Gore Weird?

By amba | Related entries in Economy, Elections, Environment, General Politics, Ideas, Social Programs

Or is it that “the GOP and its media and energy constituencies will do everything they can to discredit attempts to deal with global warming or other issues that undermine their respective agendas. And they do it by playing the normal/weird card”? Jack Whelan at After the Future has a keen analysis of how the […]

May 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

In Memoriam

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cartoons, History
May 29th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »