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The Angry Echo Chamber

Stephen Colbert is brilliant, just brilliant: Yes, that’s twice this week I’ve done postings about Sarah Palin. But I have an explanation: with all the mess and bad news both internationally and domestically, we need some comic relief.

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What’s Wrong with American Business

You can’t get a much better example of why American business sucks. Forbes magazine just published an article “5 Reasons Why You Should Admire Comcast“. If I didn’t know better, I would think it was satire, but it isn’t. First, the article is so full of misinformation it isn’t even funny. Like one of their […]

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Hillary Clinton

I was recently invited to attend a private event, a live interview with Hillary Clinton followed by her answering questions from the audience. I had to think about it. I was never a huge fan of Bill Clinton’s presidency, and Hillary was a full partner in that. I was also dismayed by some of her […]

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Shadows

© Amber Butler Someone I don’t know sent me this comic that she had drawn. It is not only quite good, but came at a time when I’ve been having conversations with various people about what is going on in the Middle East (mostly Gaza, Israel, Syria, Iraq, and Iran). About the only thing we […]

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Legalize Vice!

Once upon a time we tried to make drinking alcohol illegal. We all know how that turned out. And finally (after WAY too long) states are starting to make recreational use of marijuana legal, with promising results. Likewise, we finally eliminated laws against gay sex, and the world didn’t end. In fact, we took the […]

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Fracking and Earthquakes

States that are using the recently popular technique of fracking (hydraulic fracturing) are seeing a dramatic increase in earthquake activity. How dramatic? From 1978 to 2008, Oklahoma was struck with an average of two quakes of 3.0 magnitude or greater. In the time period, June 2009 to June 19, 2014, there were 207 such quakes […]

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John Oliver Explains the Wealth Gap

The defining challenge of our time and fundamental threat to our way of life, or class warfare? In particular, I’m always amazed when people complain about inheritance taxes, when in fact they have already been all but abolished. Heck, I believe inheritance taxes should be increased dramatically. If ten million dollars tax free isn’t enough […]

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More Honest Political Ads

These are brilliant: You can contribute here. And speaking of honesty, be sure to read about the benefits you get for your contribution. And these aren’t the only guys out there fighting political corruption. Be sure to check out the Mayday Super PAC, whose goal is eliminate Super PACS (including their own). Irony!

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Just the Place to Go!

© Tom Tomorrow I love Tom Tomorrow’s ability to point out the ridiculous nature of our situation. Just why is it that corporation that (may or may not) employ us are responsible for our health? And how do these corporations hold religious beliefs? And how the Supreme Court can use legal phrases like “sincerely held […]

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An Honest Politician

At last, a completely honest politician. But you might be surprised by what he is saying: And he’s being funded by an IndieGoGo campaign.

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Republicans Say NO NO NO NO

The Republicans in the House just passed what is supposed to be a boring spending bill entitled “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act”. Except that they riddled it with gifts to special interests and abject stupidity: They slashed funding for renewable energy programs, while boosting funding for coal and other fossil fuels. […]

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False Equivalence!

I’m always complaining about false equivalences, like claims that all politicians are equivalently bad, regardless of party. However, I have to admit that Kentucky just might be the exception that proves the rule. In a hearing about carbon emissions and global warming, both sides seem to be vying for the boobie prize of stupidity. On […]

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Compelling Religious Messages!

The World Council of Christians, a global coalition of 345 churches representing half a billion religious members, has announced that it will pull all of its investments in fossil fuels, including oil, gas, and coal. According to them “The committee discussed the ethical investment criteria, and considered that the list of sectors in which the […]

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Revenge of the Carbon Tax

Above all else, I believe in pragmatism. Laws and policies should be evaluated not by ideology, but by whether (or not) they work. As such, it has been very interesting to see results from things like marijuana legalization in (first) Colorado and now Washington state, or the availability of free or low-cost contraception on teen […]

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The Best way to Reduce Abortion

The state of Colorado has been offering free birth control to low-income women for over five years. The results? Their teen birth rate dropped 40%. According to the governor, “This initiative has saved Colorado millions of dollars. But more importantly, it has helped thousands of young Colorado women continue their education, pursue their professional goals […]

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