With the discovery of a rocky, roughly earth-sized planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B, not only are we that much closer to video games coming to life, we may be faced with a question of what name we might assign to a planet… Continue Reading
We’ve got our checklists of the things that everybody knows every baby needs. For you parents out there, however, what’s missing from our checklist? What is the one thing that you had never heard about that you discovered after being… Continue Reading
I thank Burt for bringing this up: It’s worth bearing mind when we talk about things like “momentum” and “changing the dynamic” that since well before the conventions, Romney has never been projected to actually win. Very recently there have… Continue Reading
I thought Obama “won” and not by a little. He managed to both (a) soak up more time while (b) looking good doing it. I went back and watched the VP debate and thought that Biden came across as particularly… Continue Reading
Why I bothered to watch I don’t know. I filled out my absentee ballot and mailed it in yesterday. But I resolved to offer ten points for discussion, and here they are.
I consider Obama’s presidency to be a mixed bag. There are things he has done that I support (Ending DADT, credit card reform, others I’m not thinking of) and things that I oppose (PPACA, Cash For Clunkers, GM Bailout, increasing… Continue Reading
Data is current as of 2011. New Hampshire has the highest number, followed by North Dakota with the next-highest. Utah has the lowest number, followed by Connecticut with the next-lowest. Click for a larger version of map.
Marc Ambinder thinks that the era of affirmative action may be coming to an end. [Justice Anthony Kennedy] endorses the idea that affirmative action can be used to achieve a diverse student body, so long as race is considered as… Continue Reading
The current national average price for 87-octane unleaded gasoline is $3.81 a gallon. In California, it’s $4.65 a gallon. In my particular neck of the woods, the cheapest I’ve seen it is ten cents a gallon higher than that. It… Continue Reading
I’ll be honest. I played Fallout: New Vegas through the entire debate tonight. Had a lot of fun. I felt my time was better spent hunting mutants in the Mojave wasteland. Bill, can you explain to the group why I… Continue Reading