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And Nothing but the Truth

The truth is supposed to matter. We've all had that drilled into us since we were tykes, it's what we tell our own children and grandchildren. But in 2014 America the truth is getting pummeled on a daily basis. We just endured an ugly episode that severely damaged race relations and still has America on…

Ferguson, Truth, and The End of Time

Remember Time Magazine? The weekly journal that was once must-reading for informed Americans died long ago; in its place is a publication that shares the Time name but none of its former prestige or relevance. So why bring up an irrelevant magazine? Because of all the idiotic things said and written about the Ferguson rioters,…

Ferguson, Truth, and The End of Time

Remember Time Magazine? The weekly journal that was once must-reading for informed Americans died long ago; in its place is a publication that shares the Time name but none of its former prestige or relevance. So why bring up an irrelevant magazine? Because of all the idiotic things said and written about the Ferguson rioters,…

A Government of Grubers

Jonathan Gruber let it slip. He thinks you're pretty much a moron. And, being a moron, you couldn't possibly understand legislation as complex and important as the Affordable Care Act. Actually, Gruber didn't merely let it slip – he repeatedly called Americans idiots, in the process affirming his own vastly superior intelligence. And he obviously…

Profiles in Chutzpah

For a guy with a Nobel Peace Prize on his mantle, President Obama sure likes to fight. That is, as long as he's battling those nasty conservatives at home. The president's party was just hammered in midterm elections; now he's back with his pen, his phone, and an abundance of defiance. The coming showdown involves…

Shellacking, The Sequel

Midterms, like the Olympics and February 29th, come around every four years. Even though the president is not on the ballot, the quadrennial elections tell us a great deal about the mood of the country. And right now that mood is grim. According to exit polls, 65% of Tuesday's voters believe the USA is on…

Politicians to get their Midterm Grades

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll has some findings that should worry both parties. First, an astounding 68% of respondents say the nation is generally on the wrong track. And 72% – nearly three in four – feel the economy is "poor" or "not so good," while a miniscule 1% say the economy is "excellent."…

Ferguson, Missouri: Chapter II

There are some rumblings and rumors emanating from Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson in August. A grand jury has been examining all the evidence and hearing all the testimony, from people who were at the scene that day and from Wilson himself. Former St. Louis County…