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We have met the enemy… and he is us.

We have met the enemy… and he is us.

October 29, 2012

If you’re looking for someone to blame for the dead-heat state of the race these days, don’t look to President Obama or those poor besieged undecided Midwestern voters… just go look in your nearest mirror.   That’s right – we have no one to blame for Mitt Romney’s stunning surge but ourselves. For several years now, ...

Stormin’ Mormon: why nobody’s first choice might still wind up winning

Stormin’ Mormon: why nobody’s first choice might still wind up winning

April 10, 2012

President Willard Romney. It sounded ludicrous a few weeks ago as the former Governor lost Primaries and Caucuses and national popularity polls to Rick, “my-name- is-now-a-sex-term” Santorum. I mean if Romney couldn’t beat THIS guy? C’mon… Now that the nominating contest is drawing to a close however, there are many reasons for President Obama and his ...

In appreciation of the Corrida de Toro

In appreciation of the Corrida de Toro

December 15, 2011

I’m a good liberal New Yorker, and thus I justifiably expected to be horrified by bullfights or disgusted, or even left empty… not exhilarated.

Why Is This Congress Different From All Other Congresses?

Why Is This Congress Different From All Other Congresses?

December 7, 2011

The latest failure in Washington, that of the deficit reduction “super committee” to achieve any of its tasks, is merely the most recent example of the institutional dysfunction that grips our government. It should come as no surprise considering how the plasticity of American voters’ views has grown rigid. Compromise these days is ...

Why conflict in Libya should trigger US response for renewable energy

Why conflict in Libya should trigger US response for renewable energy

April 4, 2011

In September 2010, as America and the rest of the world were struggling to recover from the economic collapse, Libya urged members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to raise oil to US$100 a barrel. Today, oil is priced at around US$103 a barrel, and American airstrikes are well under way. On one ...

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On Media: Regurgitations of the Past

On Media: Regurgitations of the Past

November 24, 2010

The news we hear, for the most part, is not news to our genius. It is the stalest repetition.

“Climate is Gone” in the U.S.

“Climate is Gone” in the U.S.

November 9, 2010

“Climate is gone,” said Karl Rove after last week’s Mid-term elections. He was commenting on the fact that the coming terms of office for House, Senate, and governor positions are heavily right-wing, which will ruin nearly any chance of passing a strong climate bill through Congress. He is confident. And he is pleased. He is confident ...

NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY

NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY

November 1, 2010

Voters are disappointed, we’re told, over and over. And why wouldn’t we be?Voters are disappointed, we’re told, over and over. And why wouldn’t we be? Americans are an entertainment driven people. We like stories about winners. What President Obama forgot was what got him to 1600 Pennsylvania in the first place – a really snappy narrative.

An Affair To Remember

An Affair To Remember

August 30, 2010

New York City is losing the Empire State Building. Not really, but it will be hard to tell the difference thanks to Wednesday’s City Council vote to approve the new 1200-ft. tall Vornado Tower.

Obama Religious Freedom Declaration Falls Short

Obama Religious Freedom Declaration Falls Short

August 23, 2010

To quote Robert Redford, (as Bob Woodward) in “All The President’s Men”: “I don’t mind what you did. I mind the way you did it.” President Obama is fighting this fight with ideas, while the Republicans are fighting it with symbols. It’s like bringing a knife to a gunfight.

International Whaling Commission to meet in Morocco

International Whaling Commission to meet in Morocco

June 7, 2010

Commercial whaling is the beating heart of a warfare of political, economic, environmental, cultural damage

BP oil spill response less than satisfactory

BP oil spill response less than satisfactory

June 4, 2010

With the oceans reeking the brunt of human havoc, whether it be the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a grand accumulation of human waste traveling along course the ocean currents, or the six to one ratio of plastic to plankton weighted by mass in the world’s oceans, or the high levels of mercury found in many ...