Archive for the 'Discuss' Category

Make Bill Richardson VP Or He’ll Kill This Child

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Discuss, New Mexico, Richardson, Veep

I stole the pic and line from Ezra, but what about Bill? After all, he’s got the swing state, gubernatorial experience, a demonstratable post-partisan track record and his foreign policy credentials are literally second to none in this or nearly any VP crop I can remember. Plus, his endorsement of Obama came at a time […]

June 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Gas Keeps Soaring. How Are You Coping?

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Discuss, Gas

Four dollar a gallon gasoline has hit Alaska and Connecticut and the rest of us are not far behind. The national average is $3.787 and prices have gone up for ten consecutive days. So, I’m curious, have you made any changes in your life to account for the rise in gas prices? If not, how […]

May 16th, 2008 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Plastic Surgeon Publishes Pro-Surgery Children’s Book

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Books, Discuss, Health Care, Media, Science, WTF?

To be fair, I haven’t read My Beautiful Mommy, but still…that title is pretty bad. If this is just a book about the idea that “mommy” is going to have some work done and how to explain it to a kid, that’s one thing. But if it’s more of a story about “transformation” from normal […]

April 22nd, 2008 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Mitt Romney’s Really Cute Baby Grandson

By John Tomlin | Related entries in Discuss, Romney, South Carolina, United States, Video

Yesterday I went to a Mitt Romney rally at the University of South Carolina. At the very beginning, the former Massachusetts governor/ champion of family values displayed his unbelievably cute baby grandson to the crowd. Sorry for the sarcasm, its just my nature. Anyway, what do you think…was Governor Romney using the child as a […]

January 17th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

A Centrist Top 10 List

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Discuss, Independents

Writing for Roll Call, Mort Kondracke suggests that the Bloomberg-led, Centrist confab in Oklahoma should develop a list of the top 10 most pressing issues along with post-partisan solutions. Kondracke has suggestions. These are paraphrases, so be sure to read the whole article if any particular point interests you: 1. Strengthen the No Child Left […]

January 3rd, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

What Do You Think About Mandatory Military Service?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Discuss, Military

Particularly in the United States? Could it work? John Edwards seems to think so. Could we create a class of soldiers who merely serve within our borders, but would never be called upon to go overseas to prosecute wars? Could there be a volunteer aspect inside of a mandatory military class? What are your thoughts? […]

May 24th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Can Faith And Reason Coexist?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Discuss, Religion, Science

There’s a good conversation going on in our “God Or No God?” post about just that. Check it out and add your thoughts. Tweet

April 6th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

The Equal Rights Amendment lives!

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Discuss, Gender, Legislation, News

This feels a bit time-warpish, but Congress may try to re-pass (and then urge the states to ratify) the Equal Rights Amendment. Oh, joy. I always get excited at the prospect of more Phyllis Schlafly (pictured) on my television. On the one hand, why not? On the other hand, it’s arguable whether such an amendment […]

March 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

The Cody Statement

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Discuss, General Politics, Sexuality

For all you gay/bi/etc. Republicans out there, Dennis Sanders reprints in full why some of you stick to the principles you believe in. From NeoMugwump… We are Republican because we believe in limited government, free markets, a strong national defense, and personal responsibility; We strive for Unity without the tyranny of uniformity, because the greatness […]

March 24th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Worldwide Incarceration Rates Betray Racial Injustice

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Discuss, Drugs, Law, The World

Pretty interesting, no? I bet we can trace these numbers directly back to our failed, prejudiced “war” on drugs. And maybe you’re saying right now, “Prejudiced? Prove it!” Well, you need look no further than the vast disparity between the prisons sentences for people who do crack and people who do cocaine… Pharmacologically the same […]

March 21st, 2007 | Permalink| 7 Comments »