If you expect to be having a gun conversation and are unsure how to deal with the exaggerations, complete fabrications, false equivalencies, and unfounded assertions of gun violence apologists, I'm happy to share with you how I did. Imperfect, to be sure, but it's a start. More please!
The only thing that all the tens of thousands of gun deaths per year in America have in common is that they all involved guns. Easy access to ultra-lethal firearms, from handguns to assault rifles, is not part of the problem, it is the problem. More please!
From Shakespeare to dentists, from a steadily diversifying US Congress to you, the person reading this summary right now, here is the richly deserving yet wholly incomplete list of who and what is receiving my gratitude this year. More please!
Mitt Romney smiles like a man being scolded by his neighbor for letting his dog poop across the property line, and Paul Ryan's smile is somewhere between patient hernia sufferer and petulant beer pong champion. What are they holding in behind those clenched jaws and tight lips? More please!
As you go to your polling place and stare at the choice before you, picture the thing you love most in this world. And know in your heart, that at some point, somewhere, Mitt Romney has taken a firm stand against you and the thing you love. More please!
IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION approaching next Tuesday (that is Tuesday, Nov. 6th for readers who are swing state minorities and have therefore been lied to about the voting date) I whole-heartedly endorse President Barack Obama in his bid for reëlection. He has been a thoughtful, strong, and compassionate leader and has earned a second term. Whatever you think of the opposition, President Obama's achievements have strengthened America and improved the lot of her citizens. The rise of for-profit More please!
You know what happened on Tuesday that was utterly astonishing? I received mail. Tuesday is, of course, a standard mail delivery day. Not a holiday, nothing like that. The incredible thing about getting my daily mail on Tuesday, October 30 2012 is that the entirety of Monday, October 29 was spent enduring the worst storm that New York City had seen in decades. The damage incurred Monday will last days, weeks, maybe months. Explosions, fires, power outages, halted (and flooded) mass transit, hundreds More please!
The Republicans, led by their Presidential nominee, are selling you an economic straw man. Here's why you shouldn't buy it. By now you've heard about Mitt Romney's comments to a room of Scrooge McDucks in which he disparaged 47% of America as... well Mitt says it best himself: There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe More please!
We have many problems facing us in the near and long term futures. Not just in we in America, but surprisingly globally there are problems as well. For instance climate change will bring (is already bringing) a host of problems to the world's populations like rising sea levels, increasing droughts leading to desertification, more frequent storm and river flooding, plus who knows what kind of sleeping viruses we’ll awaken when the ice thaws. But there is hope, and our hope is as universal as More please!
Lincoln, Nebraska. Second largest city in Nebraska. Home of the main campus of the University of Nebraska. My home from ages 1-18. And home to the third largest city in Nebraska: Memorial Stadium. Yes, just like Rome contains The Vatican within it's borders--an entirely self-contained city that is also the beating heart of it's religion, so the city of Lincoln contains Memorial Stadium. On home game Saturdays, Memorial Stadium has a population of 81,067 citizens (and every seat is surely occupied, More please!