A river flows downhill from a mountain, a spring, or from a lake. The beginning of a river is called its “headwater,” and its ending is called its “mouth.” Along the way, it meets up with another river, flowing downhill from another… Continue Reading
Well, I am shocked. Truly shocked. Appalled and surprised. It turns out that Iran has a second uranium-enrichment facility at which it appears to be making weapons-grade plutonium. This has earned the condemnation of the G-20 nations, including the personal… Continue Reading
Dawkins is sold out. Well, maybe next time. And maybe I need to replace my tires or something.
Because until then, I am going to continue to use toilet paper and I don’t care what you have to say about it.
This portrait was hung in the National Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution today. Tomma Lasorda is still the personification of the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he is also something of an ambassador for the whole sport of baseball. His infectious… Continue Reading
It ought to be rather simple and obvious. Don’t use public money to fund political messages. The White House is finally getting it and at least they’re not trying to tap-dance around admitting that someone didn’t screw up. A little… Continue Reading
…So says the chief of police. Which is kind of an understatement. Dateline: Lakeland, Florida. Cops execute a search warrant, and bust in to a (suspected) drug-dealer’s house to seize evidence. While some of them search through the house, tag… Continue Reading
That is, Justice Scalia believes the government should promote religion as opposed to non-religion (emphasis added): It has not been our American constitutional tradition, nor our social and legal tradition, to exclude religion from the public sphere. Whatever the Establishment… Continue Reading
It’s heartening to see that I’m not alone in decrying the loss of civility in political discourse. On the right, I proffer exhibit “A,” the following video featuring Joe Scarborough, pointing out Glenn Beck’s contributions to the decline in our… Continue Reading