After eating too much turkey, Congress returned to Washington this week with more opinions than my politically divided family about how we can reduce our federal deficit before the New Year when time runs out, and the federal budget turns in to a speeding car driving off the "fiscal cliff."
I don't think anyone will argue with me if I say that for the last ten years Congress has done very little about drone policy.
American capitalism requires workers. Workers, young and old, require health care. We can't allow them to be treated like inhuman resources, that can be consumed, and the residue conveniently and cheaply disposed of.
Nate Silver is all about crunching numbers. Pinterest allows analysts to "crunch" photos.
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Maligning Al Gore for making shrewd investments is silly. But trying to poison public opinion about the need to promote clean energy alternatives with what we know about climate change? That's irresponsible.
To neutralise Hezbollah, to weaken Iran, to save Lebanon and to save the Syrian people the regime of Bashar al Assad must be dismantled and by military force if necessary and the sooner the better.
Romney brags about being a businessman. That's what he is, all right, a used car salesman peddling America an economic lemon. The country can't afford four years under a President who claims he'll create 12 million jobs but won't lift a finger to save 170 in Freeport.
The fact is neither party truly cares about Christian morality, certainly not based on Old Testament scriptures. What seems instead to be driving both is power and control. Republicans care about power and control for the wealthy, while Democrats care about power and control for the not-so-wealthy.
As we head toward a domestic apocalypse, there's not much the government can do about it. The politicians will try their best to manage this "new normal." But they are so hopelessly tangled in their internal contradictions, we can't count on them for anything.
What does Gov. Romney's proposal to eliminate the federal appropriation for public broadcasting actually mean for Big Bird's livelihood?
By reducing the strike to a clash between Lewis and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Michelle Rhee was also able to ignore the powerful voices of tens of thousands of teachers, parents and students who filled Chicago's streets.
As a news junkie all my life I am amazed at what people today perceive as real news. News is available from a proliferation of sources and most people tend to believe that they all report facts.
Conservative blogger Dean Chambers has started a new polling website that he claims takes the slant out of liberal mainstream media polls. The result? Now Romney is leading Obama by 7.8 points.
He loves owning 'em. He relishes riding them up and down on elevators. But when it comes to showing a little love for car businesses and car workers, Mitt Romney's frigid.