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I stumbled across this piece by Liane Kupferburg Carter on 10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Parenting a Child With Special Needs a couple days ago, and I've been meaning to link to it. She personalizes it about autism, but as the...Show More Summary
You don't have to be ideologically in agreement with a position to recognize a complete and utter non-answer to a question.In this case, a PBS viewer asked Kotilkoff why Congress doesn't extend the ceiling for Social Security taxes upward to increase revenue coming into the system. Show More Summary
... and the State either knew it or should have known it.This is not a post about whether or not Governor Markell should or should not have invested our tax dollars in stimulating industry and job growth. That sort of decision will always...Show More Summary
OK, they said, "Don't talk about it or acknowledge it," but listen to the former Obama administration Press Secretary himself: “When I went through the process of becoming press secretary," Gibbs said, "one of the things, one of the first things they told me was, ‘You’re not even to acknowledge the drone program. Show More Summary
You can't make this stuff up: If you want a thorough agency-by-agency rundown of the budget cuts sequestration would deliver, the Office of Management and Budget has you covered. In compliance with The Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012, the OMB sent a detailed report to Congress in September 2012. Show More Summary
It has been nearly two months since I last posted here, which is way too long to remain in limbo. One should either give the thing a merciful natural death or return to writing on some predictably regular basis, particularly if one wants...Show More Summary
... when you hit negative temperature, things actually get hotter...
From Pew: The study also reveals the degree to which the two cable channels that have built themselves around ideological programming, MSNBC and Fox, stand out from other mainstream media outlets. And MSNBC stands out the most. On that...Show More Summary
Sorry but real life caught up this past week, including family members (both immediate and extended) with medical issues ranging from nagging to serious.At some point (and I am sure you all know this), at the end of the day there is simply no will left.
The gang rape of an Indian woman, the violent protests following the incident, and her recent death raise some disquieting questions relevant to our own national debate on firearms and violence.I agreed earlier with cassandra of Delawareliberal that we--Americans--are a violent society. Show More Summary
From Foreign Policy: SANAA, Yemen — The villagers who rushed to the road, cutting through rocky fields in central Yemen, found the dead strewn around a burning sport utility vehicle. The bodies were dusted with white powder -- flour and sugar, the witnesses said -- that the victims were bringing home from market when the aircraft attacked. Show More Summary
Recently I ran across this piece: Climate Disruption Denial: A Natural By-Product of Libertarian Values.The post struck me as utter crap. Essentially, the author argues, because Libertarians are focused exclusively on the value of personal...Show More Summary
... but does anybody really care?Greenwald points out that President Obama has (a) repeatedly violated his own promises with respect to warrantless wiretapping, and (b) depends for its renewal on the very hardline conservative GOP politicians...Show More Summary
Proving that the destruction ofcivil liberties is a fully bipartisansport: Feinstein (D) with Chamblissand Rogers (both R) stand tall inthe saddle to protect the State'sright to spy on you for your it's own good. You know it is bad when...Show More Summary
Watching the future get ready to happen to us: Highmark is delaying [not stopping, merely delaying with what they call "soft implementation"] a new policy that would limit its customers to no more than eight physical therapy or chiropractic...Show More Summary
No, this is NOT a post about gun control--it's about the constant wars on American civil liberties (with a brief nod toward China).Here are the quick hits in our losing battle for human freedom.1. Congress doesn't have the time or the...Show More Summary
Talking can come later.Governor Andrew Cuomo has already gone on record as saying, “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it.” Senator...Show More Summary
The US allowed Yemeni government stories that American officials KNEW were false to stand for nearly FOUR MONTHS before finally admitting that our drones had killed 16 Yemenis with no known connection to Al Qaeda.This is a primary example...Show More Summary
Which of the weapons below was legally defined as an assault weapon, and which wasn't?This one? Or this one? The difference consumes about two pixels in the photos. This is what I mean when I say that people who are serious about having...Show More Summary
Have no doubt that this kind of conflict is coming here.