What do these people all have in common? Fred Astaire, Jim Backus, Charles Bronson, Blake Edwards, Jim Henson, Bob Hope, Geronimo, Stonewall Jackson, Jack LaLanne,* Franz Lizst, Brittany Murphy, Charles Nelson Reilly, Oral Roberts, Paul Tsongas, and Harriet Tubman. (This list… Continue Reading
Last week, I advanced the position here, which was called “bipolar” in another forum, that while the President ought to only very rarely determine a law to be unconstitutional, should he do so, he should not only decline to defend… Continue Reading
Marc Shaiman, Leonard Bernstein, Julie Harris, James Whitmore*, James Earl Jones, Lily Tomlin, John Kander and Fred Ebb, all have a very particular thing in common. It’s really not a very bad thing to have, although I’m willing to bet… Continue Reading
No, really. And it’s from a not otherwise very good Woody Allen movie. Sometimes I wonder why this isn’t enough for some people.
Generally, I think it’s not meet for the author of a blog post to extensively comment on his or her own post. I try and say what I have to say on a subject in the text of the post… Continue Reading
There couldn’t be anything to worry about in President Obama’s ordering the Justice Department to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, could there be? After all, this is a recognition of the essential truth that there is no legally… Continue Reading
I’ve been very busy. I’ve managed three blog posts out of about twenty ideas I’ve had. Watch for trivia next Monday.
It’s actually quite simple. Wisconsin, like nearly every other state in the union, is broke. It needs to tighten its belt. Its newly-elected Republican governor, Scott Walker, ran on a platform of restricting some public employees’ collective bargaining rights, and… Continue Reading
So it seems that the fires of revolution which were sparked in Tunisia, and came to full flame in Egypt, have spread to Bahrain and Libya as well. You can tell that these are serious protests because people who have… Continue Reading
…That the secession of the South prior to the Civil War remains something that people not only commemorate but continue to celebrate. And by “people,” unfortunately, I mean “voters.” ,,,That Barack Obama can propose that we increase Federal spending by… Continue Reading