At fivethirtyeight.com,* the spot-polling report is that women are more critical of McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin than men. This is no particular surprise to me. My experience in front of juries leads me to believe that women tend to… Continue Reading
Having a sudden rash of deaths in my social circle and family over the past few days has got me thinking. In our western tradition, religions teach that a deity acts as a moral judge. The Christian myth of the… Continue Reading
It’s not a big secret that science and math education in the United States is, at best, struggling to compete with that being done in the rest of the industrialized world. American special effects impresario-turned basic cable TV show host… Continue Reading
Why hasn’t this video on YouTube gotten a million or so hits? It’s hilarious: The Yale Institute for Danzig Research is an inspired touch.
And here’s what Bill Clinton thinks of the choice: And it would seem this is something President Clinton and Senator McCain agree on: Okay, I’m going to stop blogging about Sarah Palin for a little while now.
She’s okay with creationism being taught in Alaska’s public school science classes. Ugh. Well, it could be worse; if you RTFA, you’ll see that she clarified her initial “teach the controversy” statements to the Anchorage Daily News: In an interview… Continue Reading
Okay, so there had to be a big bone thrown to the right wing. And while you’re at it, make a play for at least some PUMAs. That makes sense. And you can argue that Sarah Palin provides some balance… Continue Reading
I was thinking it would be Crist at the last minute. But McCain picked Sarah Palin, Alaska’s photogenic young Governor, as his running mate. Back in March, I would have said, “No way.” But I’m pleased with the choice. Here’s… Continue Reading
Steve Benen takes the Associated Press’s reporter Charles Babbington to task for calling Obama’s acceptance speech sketchy on the details of the policies Obama would pursue as President: Babbington: ‘Barack Obama, whose campaign theme is “change we can believe in,”… Continue Reading
The Wife and I had high hopes for the Antelope Valley Freethinkers’ group meeting. We had such a great experience with the Rationalists of East Tennessee and we were really hoping for another group of that quality here. But there… Continue Reading