Yesterday morning I broke away from my work and turned to Twitter right around when the Supreme Court was supposed to announce their decision in the Affordable Care Act case. I, like everyone else, was surprised at the ruling, and followed-up with some instant analysis from my Twitter timeline and on MPR. Shortly after, saw […]
Living in Tim Pawlenty’s Fantasyland
As we get ever closer to the 2012 primary season, I’m watching the GOP Presidential campaign with a growing sense of amusement. The announced candidates and the unofficial contenders are so profoundly unserious that I have a hard time believing they mean half of the things coming out of their mouths. Still, words have consequences, […]
The Food-Health Care Link
This morning I once again had the opportunity to invoke Berberich’s Law: Not only did someone write the blog post I meant to write a month ago on the seldom mentioned relationship between health care and what we eat I, but it showed up as an op-ed in the New York Times by Michael Pollan. An excerpt: […]
I’ve been reading of great articles on the web lately, and I thought I’d share some of the best with you, my dear readers. Enjoy. Totally Wasted – Mother Jones’ epic special report on the War on Drugs. Damning evidence that our country needs a major shift in drug policies. The Great American Bubble Machine […]
Iran’s Green Revolution
I’m not sure if you caught it over the weekend, but something amazing is happening in Iran right now.
The Pragmatic President
You may have sworn off politics for awhile after the extremely long election cycle that just ended, and I wouldn’t blame you if you did. If you do have any interest left in the subject though, I highly recommend setting aside some time to read through Newsweek’s epic seven part series, titled Secrets of the […]
What To Do About Detroit?
Update on Nov 18 @ 9:30am: Jonathan Cohn at The New Republic makes a good case for an auto bailout with conditions. Without one, Chapter 7 (liquidation) might be Detroit’s only other option. I’m deeply torn about what our government should do about GM, Ford, and Chrysler – a fact that doesn’t sit well with […]
Yes We Can.
As I sit here watching the amazing scene taking place in Grant Park, Chicago, I can’t help but feel moved. This is a historic day for America, whatever your political views. I’m one of the many Conservatives who voted for Barack Obama, partially because we believe the current Republican party did not deserve to be […]
Making Government More Transparent
One thing that almost everyone can agree on, regardless of political belief, is that our governments are far too opaque. It’s much harder than it should be to determine who’s giving money to candidates, who is making what changes to a piece of legislation, who is requesting earmarks, etc. Some of these can only be […]
I was in the process of writing a long-ish post about why I’m voting for Senator Obama next month, and who knows – maybe I’ll still finish and publish it. But if you want a good idea, just go visit The Corner on the National Review Online site. The amount of pettiness, paranoia, and hate […]