The SCOTUS Decision In Plain English

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in News | No Comments

Basically all you need to know about the ruling from the Scotusblog: In Plain English: The Affordable Care Act, including its individual mandate that virtually all Americans buy health insurance, is constitutional. There were not five votes to uphold it on the ground that Congress could use its power to regulate commerce between the states […]

Newt’s Campaign Implodes

Posted by on Jun 9, 2011 in News, Politics | No Comments

Wasn’t it just like two weeks ago that Newt said he was running a once in generation Presidential campaign? Well this only happens about once in a generation to a major Presidential campaign, if that. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign imploded Thursday afternoon with his entire senior staff resigning en masse, according to […]

Three Not So Smart Senators

Posted by on May 4, 2011 in News, Politics | No Comments

And these are apart of the 100 most important people in our nation. A trio of GOP senators over the course of the day today claimed to have seen a photo of the slain Osama bin Laden—even as the White House was announcing that it would not release any such photos. But now it appears […]

It Has Come To This

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in News | No Comments

I normally get up around 5:30 AM. Grab a cup of coffee, some water, and read the news for an hour or so before I hit the shower. I was up late last night working and slept in until about 8:30. I grab my coffee, water, and start-up Firefox. I start to see reports that […]

Who Could Have Forseen This

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in News | No Comments

NATO , via the New York Times, is broadening the attacks: NATO planners say the allies are stepping up attacks on palaces, headquarters, communications centers and other prominent institutions supporting the Libyan government, a shift of targets that is intended to weaken Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s grip on power and frustrate his forces in the field.Officials […]

Stunning (In Bad) Politico Front Page

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Media, News | No Comments

Trump. Palin. More Trump and more Palin. Yet more Trump. Mama Grizzly back on the prowl. Gary Busey is voting for Trump (what an endoresement BTW). Sarah Palin is redesigning her website, could this maybe mean she is running for president? Politico expects me to take them serious as a news organization when this is […]

Sharia Law: Why Doesn’t This Surprise Me

Posted by on Apr 10, 2011 in Culture, News | No Comments

Justin Elliott writing in Salon: One of the more striking things about the current anti-sharia craze is how often state legislators who introduce anti-sharia bills can’t answer basic questions about Islamic law or why they see it as a threat. In Alabama, for example, when the state senator who sponsored an anti-sharia bill was asked […]

Republican’s Plan To Repeal & Replace Medicare

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Government, News | No Comments

The Wall Street Journal, not exactly a liberal newspaper reports: The plan would essentially end Medicare, which now pays most of the health-care bills for 48 million elderly and disabled Americans, as a program that directly pays those bills. Mr. Ryan and other conservatives say this is necessary because of the program’s soaring costs [….] […]

Who’s Arming Whom?

Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Infographic, News | No Comments

Via the Rachel Maddow blog: Today’s chart of the day is actually today’s database of the day. The chart comes from The Economist, but they cite their source as the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Their arms transfer database isn’t quite as colorful as charts but the three categories of search they offer are totally play-with-able. Did […]

Household Wealth Falls 23% In Two Years

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in News | No Comments

This is kind of alarming to say the least. The Federal Reserve reported this week: The average American family’s household net worth declined 23% between 2007 and 2009, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. A rare survey of U.S. households, first performed in 2007 but repeated in 2009 in order to gauge the effects of the […]