Tips for Politicians Using Social Media

by Jessica B. July 30th, 2015
Anthony Weiner is back in politics, which means social media and all of its political implications are back in the hot seat. Many politicians shoot themselves in the foot by trying to woo a younger audience with the likes of Twitter, Facebook and a web page. But they could
Read More

Winners, Losers, and the Nameless

by Ronald A. Rowe July 23rd, 2015
Royal Baby NoName - Winner - Welcome to a lifetime of wealth, fame, and privilege, little unnamed son of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Now if they could just give the little guy a name, he’ll be all set.

Detroit - Loser - This past week Detroit, once the crown jewel of innovation and a thriving economy, became the largest American city to ever file for bankruptcy.  No jobs, empty houses, corruption, and living on borrowed money
Read More

A Correlation of Causation

by Jason Lightner July 16th, 2015
In the mid-1930s, during the height of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler was firmly in power. Nazi Germany was well established, and the xenophobic philosophy that exemplified much of the Führer's rhetoric permeated the public culture. Newspapers like Berlin Gau's Der Angriff regularly published articles about a struggle to keep Germany's values and principles intact. Those of non-Aryan descent were vilified and those in government and the public who spoke against these notions were either dismissed as lunatics or labeled
Read More
  • Conservative “White-Guilt” Films Are … Better

    by Eric M. Blake July 9th, 2015
    (This week, I’d intended to, among other things, refute a certain colleague who seems to think the Supreme Court's struck down DOMA.  She apparently felt led to basically just gloat about it all to heck.  For now, I’ll just say, "Ah … no.  Sorry, but — they only struck down a provision of DOMA, involving federal benefits.  DOMA as a whole is still in place."  In the meantime …)

    The esteemed Ronald Rowe and
    Read More
  • The Dark Side Of Perfectionism

    by Eric M. Blake July 1st, 2015
    Back in May, I wrote of the dangers of abandoning Senator Marco Rubio to the other seven members of the Gang of Eight — of trashing any honest alterations of methods he proposed in the immigration bill.  (He made it clear to Sean Hannity, recall, that his changes in policy were honest changes of opinion — paraphrasing Keynes, he thought the facts changed — and so, he changed his
    Read More
  • Turning the Talk to Climate Change

    by T Akery June 25th, 2015
    It is funny how the term has evolved from "global warming" to "climate change." But that's the focus of this week's discussion by the President. I guess it beats talking about violating the Constitution with a clearly out of control NSA or the war in Syria. While this is probably another distraction with no discernible outcome, it is a change of pace for the President.

    But really, don't expect anything
    Read More