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Entries by Christopher Brauchli from 06/2010

Words and the Politician

| Posted 06.04.2010 | Politics

Blumenthal may have gone to Viet Nam after the war, enjoyed a good meal, and in describing the experience to friends said he "was served in Viet Nam" referring, of course, to the meal.

Money vs. Judicial Merit Selection

| Posted 06.10.2010 | Media

In a recent editorial, the Wall Street Journal applauded the use of dollars to fund the campaigns of judges in states that still enjoy the direct elections of judges.

The Maligning of BP

| Posted 06.17.2010 | World

It's hard for the British not to believe that all our whinging is nothing more than wanting to make them and one of their prized corporate citizens look bad.

Russia, Texas and Evolution

| Posted 06.24.2010 | Religion

Russia is a country would not have seemed a natural ally for Texas. A recent report suggests that fundamentalists in Russia, however, like those in Texas, are concerned with what their children are being taught in schools.

Indians and Immigrants

| Posted 06.30.2010 | Politics

It is too late for Native Americans to enact anti-immigration laws -- although they have probably wished many times over the last four hundred years that they had thought of it.