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Texas Happy To Let Obama Invade With FEMA Now Please

Here’s President Barack Obama explaining Tuesday that he’s ready to direct federal aid to Texas, which has suffered deadly flooding since the weekend, with more rain and flash flooding on the way. At least 31 people have died in storms that have hit Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico, and 13 people are still missing. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren To Techies: Stop Making Issues Wonky And Get Real

In a panel at the Re/code conference on Tuesday, Warren let loose about Washington, DC gridlock and how frustrating it is not to be able to get anything done. She then warned listeners that we need less wonk and more real issue-speak. Show More Summary

Latecomers to the Boomer Party

Jim and Jonah, I was born within a few weeks of President Obama, and while our upbringings were quite different, the historical events that I can remember are probably not that much different from his. The earliest one I can recall was LBJ’s announcement in the spring of 1968 that he would not run for reelection. Show More Summary

Conservative Group Backs Grayson in New Ad

“In a rare encroachment into a Democratic primary, the conservative Club for Growth is airing a television ad that attacks Florida Senate candidate Patrick Murphy for supporting the Export-Import Bank and praises potential rival Alan Grayson for opposing the credit [...]

Bernie Sanders Launches His Vermonster Campaign

With Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and a Cajun concert, the Democratic socialist from Vermont formally kicks off his presidential campaign in typically atypical fashion.

In Defense of World Governance

World governance is something no serious thinker would today endorse. This is unfortunate, because world government is the only hope for the long-term survival of the human race.

BOB WOODWARD: Bush Didn’t Lie About WMD, And Obama Sure Screwed Up Iraq In 2011. [Y]ou certainly…

BOB WOODWARD: Bush Didn’t Lie About WMD, And Obama Sure Screwed Up Iraq In 2011. [Y]ou certainly can make a persuasive argument it was a mistake. But there is a time that line going along that Bush and the other people lied about this. I spent 18 months looking at how Bush decided to invade […]

Book Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

In a sense, it is the perfect speculative fiction novel, even as it pays unspoken homage to a similarly-themed book by very different authors from thirty-eight years ago.

Happy Memorial Day 2015 – Freedom Isn’t Free

Happy Memorial Day 2015 Let us always remember – in the words of Ronald Reagan – freedom isn’t free and America is the last stand on Earth. A Time for Choosing speech Oct 27, 1964 This amazing photo was taken … Continue reading ?

Acting Director of the Civil Rights Division at DOJ: Vanita Gupta

I've made the case previously that the turn-around of the Civil Rights Division at DOJ after it was politicized and decimated by the George W. Bush administration is one of...

Fruitvale Station: Heartbreakingly Brilliant

Here is a snippet of my blog about one of the most heartbreaking and powerful films I have ever seen. Fruitvale Station probably packs more of a punch today than it did during the time it was released. Anyway, check it out. … I remember hearing about the Oscar Grant case in 2009 and shrugging [...]Show More Summary

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