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At the beginning of last month, Paul Druce of “Reason & Rail” discussed the possible impact of the pending upgrade of the Amtrak Acela route in Acela II is the path towards Amtrak operational self-sustainability: The forthcoming Acela II isn’t just supposed to be significantly faster than the current Acela service, cutting 24 minutes from [...]
While United States leaders lecture Russian President Vladimir Putin on respecting sovereignty and international law by not waging a war of aggression on Ukraine, the sovereignty of Yemen continues to be undermined by US drone strik...
Over the weekend one of the Christian right’s most public defenders, Ross Douthat, essentially threw in the towel in opposing gay rights. In one of his regular columns for the paper of record titled The Terms of Our Surrender Douthat not only conceded that the “religious liberty” argument put forth by other pundits was doomed, [...]
California Governor Jerry Brown (D) really showed his age this weekend when he decided to responded to a serious question about marijuana legalization with absurd concerns about potheads making the country weak. From Meet the Press: DAVID GREGORY: Forty years ago, we weren’t talking about legalizing marijuana in states either. Is that a good idea [...]
A big reason why we shouldn’t invade random countries on flimsy pretexts, besides being a waste of money and destructive of life, is it completely undermines our moral authority. I wish our Secretary of State could say something like, “This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. [...]
Funny things happen when you foment an uprising. After factions in Western Ukraine overthrew the Russian backed government, Russia has responded by invading parts of Eastern Ukraine, specifically the Crimea, which is dominated by Russian speakers and those friendly to Russian influence. The invasion sparked a rhetorical threat from President Obama that there would be [...]
- Iran President Hassan Rouhani: We can’t stress enough we won’t develop WMDs because it is against our principles - Protesters, meanwhile, stormed the General National Congress in Libya and left two MPs wounded when they were shot - “Awesome news our debt is falling” a casual observer in the U.S. would say. But it’s not because of an economic recovery, it’s austerity.
Top Ten At Ten. Pressure Rising as Obama Works to Rein In Russia (NY Times) Top Christie Port Authority appointees devised toll-hike plan to bolster image of NJ, NY governors (Bergen Record) Obama to Israel — Time Is Running Out (Bloomberg View) Venezuelan Open Source Software Communities Condemn Media Manipulation (Venezuela [...]
The irony of post-Second World War America is how consistently immature our politics has been about foreign policy...the arguments never change, we just cut and paste the locations.
Bastille - Bad Blood A recent review of Bastille...
So what's eating you tonight? Or what's feeding you?
Occupy Wall Street did come up with an official statement from its onset, a litany of valid complaints - with the disclaimer that the complaints were not all-inclusive. What it did not do, is offer any solutions, any demands, any formula for what to prioritize and how to change it.
The 86th annual Academy Awards are upon us on ABC broadcasting live, and we're live blogging for the fifth year in the comfort of our silk jammies, tiara firmly affixed. Are you ready for Ellen Degeneres? Are you ready to how see Oscars...Show More Summary
Time to tune into ABC and E! for Oscar countdown and red carpet rundown as we ask "Who are you wearing/what hell are you wearing/what were you thinking?"
Comedian and actor Seth Rogen presented a heartfelt and personal plea for Alzheimer’s research before a Senate hearing Wednesday. The actor’s mother-in-law suffers from the disease and in his brief remarks he tackled the stigma associated with the disease, as well as the lack of funding and support for families who are trying to cope. [...]
The Oscars are upon us! Let the movie talk continue! The categories that evaluate feature length films are: Best Picture, Animated Feature Film, Foreign Language Film, and Best Documentary Feature. We began examining the documentaries previously with a look at Cutie and the Boxer. Show More Summary
The point was made everclearly this week that, now that the devil’s door has sprung open to the wild west of cannabis legalization, organized big marijuana and its trailer trash second cousins have begun weaponizing the benign and useful...Show More Summary
Competition makes for good markets. Anarcho-Capitalism loathes competition. Guess what we have in the best of all possible economies?
Some activists now locking wrists onto fence around White House
Venezuela has been experiencing threats to democracy for the past ten to fifteen years from aristocrats, people of “extreme old wealth,” whose families had traditionally been in power for many generations. But, in recent history, the...Show More Summary