I’m not much for New Year’s resolutions. They seem a recipe for failure. And why New Year’s anyway? It’s just a date. There’s no more reason to make resolutions on […]
“The federal government (aka Fedzilla) is too big.” “Government is the problem; not the solution.” These are tokens of faith among conservatives, especially Tea Partiers, and in almost every Republican race – from the presidential contest on down – candidates trip over themselves listing the federal departments they’d shut […]
Sorry Supreme Court: money is NOT speech.
Well, the first thing I want to say is… “Mandate, my ass!” Gil Scott-Heron, “B Movie” (1981) Once again, the political winds shift by a few percentage points – and […]
Stay tuned for a big week on my blog! Tuesday you’ll read about how good beer is now available in cans, and then Wednesday I’m posting my much-anticipated favorite albums of 2010. And Friday I’m doing a report on experiencing Christmas in Germany, followed by my normal Saturday beer review. […]
One reader of my post on San Francisco’s so-called “Happy Meal ban” made an interesting comment, that if parents would just say “no,” there’d be no need for such a ban. (For the record, I completely agree.) He also noted that the government stepping in to tell people what to […]
The co-chairpeople of the President’s deficit commission (officially the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform) have released a draft proposal to start the ball rolling toward the Dec. 1st deadline […]