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Category Archives: Politics
The situation in Ferguson, MO, has gotten incredible. What started as a tragic and calamitous incident has blown up into a firestorm of jaw-dropping outrageousness. At every single decision point the authorities in the city opted to take a path … Continue reading
When the tornado hit Springfield in 2001, the Howard Street School was damaged beyond use. The city, being broke, couldn’t afford to fix it up. The same thing happened to the South End Community Center. Without the money to repair … Continue reading
Today, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court stated that religious belief (backed with a lot of cash) is more important than actual scientific and medical fact. Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores, decided it didn’t want to cover … Continue reading
We started out Memorial Day with the latest mass-shooting by a legally-armed lone-nut. What set this case aside from the others was the alleged trigger and target for Elliot Rodger: he was a “nice guy” who was furious that women … Continue reading
Remember Newsweek? It used to be a news magazine, but they magazined so poorly that they were just a website until recently. They’re back in print, and here’s the latest cover: (I’d like to point out that the JPG artifacts … Continue reading
By now you’ve heard of the horrific situation in Nigeria, where two hundred girls were kidnapped and probably sold into slavery by a band of Muslim fundamentalists called Boko Haram. The girls’ crime? Trying to get an education, which of … Continue reading
Last night I babysat my friend’s daughters for a couple of hours. They’re 3 and 5 and they were fine. We had supper, we chitchatted, and they watched some Angelina Ballerina while I endured being in the same room as … Continue reading