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The Olympics

Few if any cities or countries have been better off after they hosted the Olympic Games.  The people of Boston have figured...

Donald Trump’s Amazing Somersaults

The term — the phenomenon — (political) “flip-flopping” goes back as far as 1890 when the New York Times...

We cannot give up

The inspiration for this post came from a conversation with my sister. We were talking about the influence Fox News and the...

Profile vs. talent in politics

The first Republican presidential debate is two weeks away and for those not in the top tier the pressure is on to find a way...

With Infrastructure, Government Failure Buoys The Private Sector

The United States is home to many contradictions, but none are as perplexing as what our great country can and cannot afford....

Clinton Denies Sending Classified Information From Private Server

Following reports that two Inspectors General have requested an investigation regarding the possibility of Hillary Clinton...

Stiglitz On Greece

Joe Stiglitz has been spending the last little while in Greece, checking out the state of affairs. Those affairs, he predicts,...

Political Extremists: The Lions in a Circus Act

Political extremists are a rather odd lot. They think they’re mainstream when they’re not. In a commentary...

Politix Update: The Republican Party’s Next Headache Is A Guy Who Wears A Funny Hat

As if the Republican Party didn’t have enough negative publicity-grabbing problems with a man who is not serious...

Senate GOP leaders blast Cruz for calling McConnell a liar

WASHINGTON ?? The Senate’s Republican leadership rhetorically took Sen. Ted Cruz to the woodshed Sunday for calling...

Racist tweet mars U.S. – Israel relations (Guest Voice)

Racist tweet mars U.S. – Israel relations by Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California — The Washington Post and other sources...

Americans polarized but ambivalent

WASHINGTON — So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many...

The questionable integrity of Jeb Bush

Having been around in the early 1970s I do recall the very effective propaganda use made by President Nixon of the return of...

SciFi Weekend: Hannibal; Mr. Robot; Humans; Jonathan Strange; Sense8

The third season of Hannibal was initially to be about Hannibal Lecter as a fugitive in Europe, mirroring the Hannibal novel....

Military Weekend 3

The islands of Hawai’i are one of America’s favorite vacation destinations. They are also some of our most strategic...

The Past Through Pictures XVI

A couple of simple still lifes on this Sunday. And a strawberry. The list of links to past posts is getting a bit long so I...

Huckabee’s political obscenity: says Obama is marching Israel “to the door of the oven”

Our politics has now gotten so over-the-top with its rhetoric that it goes beyond recklessness. Former Arizona Gov. Mike...

How ‘The New York Times’ Bungled the Hillary Clinton Emails Story (Guest Voice)

by Kurt Eichenwald What the hell is happening at The New York Times? In March, the newspaper published a highly touted...

Urine trouble peeing in San Francisco: San Francisco combats stench of urine with pee-repellent paint

(Reuters) – Don’t get into a pissing match with walls in San Francisco. The city’s Public Works agency is...

Cartoon: Trump Party Pooper

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SciFi Weekend: Hannibal; Mr. Robot; Humans; Jonathan Strange; Sense8

The third season of Hannibal was initially to be about Hannibal Lecter as a fugitive in Europe, mirroring the Hannibal novel....

The Past Through Pictures XVI

A couple of simple still lifes on this Sunday. And a strawberry. The list of links to past posts is getting a bit long so I...

Book Review: “Review: Vampire Over London: Bela Lugosi in Britain

Review: Vampire Over London: Bela Lugosi in Britain Review by Doug Gibson Fifteen years ago, Frank J. Dello Stritto and Andi...

The Olympics

Few if any cities or countries have been better off after they hosted the Olympic Games.  The people of Boston have figured...

Racist tweet mars U.S. – Israel relations (Guest Voice)

Racist tweet mars U.S. – Israel relations by Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California — The Washington Post and other sources...

Mitt Romney – Know Nothing

Over at The American Conservative Daniel Larison reminds us how lucky we are that Mitt Romney lost in 2012.  In an editorial...

Donald Trump’s Amazing Somersaults

The term — the phenomenon — (political) “flip-flopping” goes back as far as 1890 when the New York Times...

Profile vs. talent in politics

The first Republican presidential debate is two weeks away and for those not in the top tier the pressure is on to find a way...

With Infrastructure, Government Failure Buoys The Private Sector

The United States is home to many contradictions, but none are as perplexing as what our great country can and cannot afford....

With Infrastructure, Government Failure Buoys The Private Sector

The United States is home to many contradictions, but none are as perplexing as what our great country can and cannot afford....

A lot of the Arctic is engulfed in a ‘river of smoke’ right now. Check out NASA’s photos

When we think of wildfires wreaking havoc, we usually think of the massive blazes that destroy thousands of acres of forest...

Scott Walker Versus Science

Scott Walker Versus Science By Dick Polman Scott Walker, the alleged Wisconsin wunderkind and newly declared presidential...